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Plainwell Community Schools


Plainwell Community Schools is located in south Michigan. Plainwell Community Schools has 66.17 square miles of land area and 0.70 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Plainwell Community Schools population is 15,253. Plainwell Community Schools median household income is $54,692 in 2010-2014. Plainwell Community Schools median house value is $139,600 in 2010-2014. On average, Plainwell Community Schools is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (122 out of 510, top 24%)
Elementary/Middle School: (112 out of 516, top 22%)*
Rank: #142
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Kindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:7
Population15,253 (2010-2014), rank #173
Population Growth-2.46% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:228.12/sq mi, rank #194
Median Household Income:$54,692 at 2010-2014—-5.16% increase since 2005-2009, rank #147
Median House Price:$139,600 at 2010-2014—-5.74% increase since 2005-2009, rank #147
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:66.17 sq mi, rank #296
Water Area:0.70 sq mi (1.04%), rank #351
County:Kalamazoo County, Barry County, Allegan County
City:Plainwell, Kalamazoo, Otsego, Martin
Zip:49080, 49004, 49009, 49078, 49070
Area:Kalamazoo-Portage, MI;Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI;Allegan, MI
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Plainwell Community Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

600 School Dr
Plainwell MI, 49080, Allegan County
Phone: 269-685-5823

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:2,7242,7312,7032,7372,7962,8702,943
English Language Learner Students:401701NA
Total Teachers:129.45144.30144.20142.83141.79143.70147.70
Total Other Staff:118.82119.04126.31143.57151.11158.10146.50
Instructional Aides:38.0036.0036.0040.5039.5043.0038.50
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:6.385.856.106.207.707.507.50
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:7.507.805.906.806.807.006.00
School Administrative Support:16.0015.0015.0016.0016.0017.0016.00
Student Support Services:3.505.907.008.0011.508.509.30
Other Support Services:42.4442.4948.3058.0759.6165.1059.20
Student-Teacher Ratio:21.0418.9318.7419.1619.7219.9719.93


Cooper Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   7559 North 14th St, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Gilkey Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   707 South Woodhams St, Plainwell MI 49080
Plainwell High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   684 Starr Rd, Plainwell MI 49080
Plainwell Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   720 Brigham St, Plainwell MI 49080
Plainwell Virtual School Grade 6 to Grade 12   600 School Dr, Plainwell MI 49080
Renaissance High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   422 Acorn St, Plainwell MI 49080
Starr Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   601 School Dr, Plainwell MI 49080

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std68.8%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std70.2%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std86.1%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std80%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std74.7%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std73.2%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std67.7%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std61.7%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std87.6%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std94.4%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std96.4%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std97.1%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std97.8%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std97.1%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std44.8%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std50.2%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std84.6%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std92.7%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std89.2%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std91.8%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std93.6%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std91.7%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std71.8%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std76.5%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std59.2%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std57.8%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std68%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std72.1%61.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std89.4%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std88.6%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std91.8%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std92.8%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std98.5%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std96.3%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std45.8%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std57.5%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std89.9%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std87.1%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std91.4%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std88.6%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std91.4%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std88.9%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std76.7%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std81.5%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std55.1%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std49.8%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std55.2%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std54.2%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std56.6%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std45.3%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std55.1%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std81.3%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std91.3%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std84.6%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std86.1%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std85.9%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std85%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std45.3%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std53.6%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std81.7%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std88.9%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std84.9%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std88.3%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std88.6%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std90%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std82.5%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std80.2%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std83.5%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std93.8%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std89.5%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std89.1%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std85.9%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std91.5%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std20.9%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std18%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std63.8%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std64.9%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std60.7%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std69.6%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std85.5%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std82%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std88.3%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std89.5%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std87.2%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std86.6%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std44%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std54.6%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std85.9%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std92.8%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std90.3%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std83.3%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std90.7%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std84.5%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std79.2%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std76.3%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std82.3%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std84%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std39.3%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std45.4%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std81.8%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std75.7%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std80.1%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std70.8%75.7%
2006Math7th Grade% met std75.2%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std81%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std83.1%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std90.8%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std88%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std89.7%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std51.9%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std50%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std83.2%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std88.9%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std81.4%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std88.8%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std83.9%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std87%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std68%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std74.6%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std72.4%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std80.5%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std81.7%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std85.9%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std45.7%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std48.6%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std55.4%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std79.7%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std79.5%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std82.5%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std80.8%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std85.9%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std79.5%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std33%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std36.7%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std85.3%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std83.5%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std82.5%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std79.8%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std91.9%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std82.3%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std67.9%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std69.7%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std84.8%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std83.3%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std88.6%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std84.3%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std89.9%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std81.3%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std21.3%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std10.5%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std77.1%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std70%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std77.2%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std77.6%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std79%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std88.3%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std41.1%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std46.4%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std63.5%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std50.9%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std58.8%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std54.9%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std45.3%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std52.7%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std53.3%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std57%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std32.8%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std34%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std72%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std62.4%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std63.3%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std66.8%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std71%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std64.7%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std65%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std67.3%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std61.8%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std67%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std70.9%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std70%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std36%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std33%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std93.4%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std84.1%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std91.6%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std85.8%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std86%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std52.9%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std48%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std44%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std38.2%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std47.8%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std47.2%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std59%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std55.1%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std55%49%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$26,192,000$9,690 $26,192,000$9,570 $26,872,000$9,611 
Total Expenditures:$25,664,000$9,495 $29,695,000$10,849 $38,730,000$13,852 
Total Current Expenditures:$22,248,000$8,231 $22,278,000$8,140 $22,299,000$7,975 
Instructional Expenditures:$14,600,000$5,40165.6%$14,523,000$5,30665.2%$14,282,000$5,10864.0%
Student and Staff Support:$1,582,000$5857.1%$1,651,000$6037.4%$1,902,000$6808.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$3,587,000$1,32716.1%$3,694,000$1,35016.6%$3,731,000$1,33416.7%
Total Capital Outlay:$721,000$267 $4,619,000$1,688 $13,540,000$4,843 
Construction:$371,000$137 $3,783,000$1,382 $13,330,000$4,768 
Total Other:$565,000$209 $597,000$218 $596,000$213 
Interest on Debt:$2,130,000$788 $2,201,000$804 $2,295,000$821 
Total Salary:$12,101,000$4,477 $12,226,000$4,467 $12,665,000$4,530 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$8,946,000$3,31073.9%$8,905,000$3,25472.8%$8,973,000$3,20970.8%
Other Salary:$3,155,000$1,16726.1%$3,321,000$1,21327.2%$3,692,000$1,32029.2%
Total Benefit:$6,176,000$2,285 $6,099,000$2,228 $5,868,000$2,099 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$4,563,000$1,68873.9%$4,464,000$1,63173.2%$4,169,000$1,49171.0%
Other Benefit:$1,613,000$59726.1%$1,635,000$59726.8%$1,699,000$60829.0%

* Plainwell Community Schools was rated 4 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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