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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Plainville High School is an above average, public school located in Plainville, CT. It has 744 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
47 Robert Holcomb Way
Plainville, CT 06062
Telephone
(860) 793-3220

Plainville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
107 responses
Average ACT
26
13 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,907
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Median Home Value
$204,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Class Competition
    24%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Super Senior Ceremony
    16%
  • Class Night
    12%
  • Class Picnic
    12%
  • Athlete senior night ceremonies
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
744
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,517
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,162/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Plainville High School Reviews

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You will find lots of opportunities to grow and be apart of the school's community if you excel at physical activities. For the rest of us, however, Plainville High has nothing to offer. Academic teachers often seem to be lost in regards to their own subjects, and from a student's perspective, departments seem to spend more time arguing on education plans than working towards bettering students. Teachers pretend to care about school climate, using "HEAT" as an excuse to blame students for negative attitudes towards school. Among the chaos, some parts of PHS have been rewarding. The art department is a tight knit community of hard working artists, and the 3 at teachers work together to provide a safe space for everyone to not only improve art, but to provide the students to feel vulnerable in their art. Additionally, PHS offers a wide variety of after school clubs and activities, such as Interact Club and the GSA. Also, it is very easy to start up any club you can imagine.
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As graduation approaches in the upcoming month I look back at my four years at Plainville High School and with a open heart I am thankful to have been surrounded by such amazing and positive people. Although there are many different cliques in high school and not everyone is close our grade is united and we bring people together when it is necessary to do so. My principal Mr. Steven Lepage is by far one of the most supportive and caring individuals within our building. Every morning on our morning announcements we receive a quote to help us get through our school day. With his support and dedication our school runs profoundly with many clubs and activities. If I could rewind back to my freshman year and redo my last four years over again I wouldn't change a thing about my school or my classmates. GO BLUE DEVILS!
The best part about Plainville High School is the wide variety of classes you have access to. The school offers a wood shop, auto shop, graphic design department, culinary, and architecture. These are all very good courses to help people determine their future, and it doesn't begin to cover the amount of classes they have.