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About This School

Pleasant Plains Elementary School is a public elementary school in Towson. 493 students go to Pleasant Plains Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Pleasant Plains Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 493 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasant Plains Elementary School is 14:1. Immaculate Heart of Mary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 5%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 23% 49%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 37%
Limited English proficiency 8% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I initially wanted my son to attend another elementary school but I have to admit that I have been very happy with PPES. The academics are great and challenging the teachers are good and the principal is friendly thorough and approachable. I suggest you tour the school to see for yourself if you are considering this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    My son attended this school and it was a very good school. However he is now at Saint James Academy which I think fits his academic needs in an exceptional way!

  • (9 months ago)

    I loved this school when I was in elementary and I still love it now.... even though Im in high school going to college I still love this school.

  • (9 months ago)

    This is the kind of school parents dream about sending their kids to. There's great support for students and parents. This school has a racially diverse student body. Title I funding here means that there's extra money for technology and staff. The admin staff is friendly and helpful. Don't let the Great Schools Score fool you!

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my daughters went to Pleasant Plains. My youngest is still there this is her last year. I have no complaints with the school. Overall it is a good school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Pleasant Plains Elementary School is a great school. I had one problem with the staff- not very friendly. I don't understand how one can walk past another without a greeting. I understand manners start at home. I am a firm beliver in that. It doesn't hurt to be friendly. The neighborhood is a great place to live and raise kids . Most people in the neighborhod are very friendly . It makes me wonder when I would enter the school walk right pass a teacher and nothing. No hello or smile ! I would definitely wonder about the surroundings in the building.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our 'real' school and she loves it there. We love her teacher and all the opportunties our daughter has had at the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have been going to this school for 5 years and it has the best and nicest staff. Everything about this school is great!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers fun learning activities safe informed and family oriented

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has resources for all students be it special education or gifted and talented.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children go to pleasant plains i love the teachers they do such a good job i can not tell you how good they are!!!!the office staff needs an attitude check and as far as the parent involvment some of us have to work sorry .The teachers do a great job and are great at what they do i would not send my children to another school if i could.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the curriculum. My daughter is in the gifted and talented program. She gets a lot of support to excel. I am a devoted single parent and really had to go that extra mile to make my daughter's experience a good one. I see some parent involvement among the mothers who are lucky enough to have that extra time during the day. That does not mean a lack of dedication from those of us whose circumstance does not allow us that time. Although I like Ms. Partilla her staff can be off putting. I worked past that and not every parent will feel they should have to do that. Not every parent will have the time to do that.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends Pre-K at Pleasant Plains. The teacher and her aids are the best!! If you have the opportunity to attend Mrs. Lansingers class you are very lucky. Over all it is a good school. But the students lack parent envolment.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is cuurently a fifth grader here since day one in the kindergarten class I have had that special feel for this school it is a special place.The staff is amazing and the students are as well.I highly praise the entire group for all there efforts and only hope my sons experience will continue as positive as he passes on to loch raven academy

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at Pleasant Plains are excellent. They definitely go the extra mile. Both of my children had wonderful teachers when they attended Pleasant Plains. Parent involvement could be improved.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have wonderful teachers here at Pleasant Plains elementary schools. All of my son's teachers go the extra mile in helping each child exceed. Being a concerned parent and a teacher assistant for Balto. Co. Schools I would like to see more educated teachers and smaller classroom sizes. Our children need to have one on one attention for them to have successful academic years in their education.

  • (10 years ago)

    The staff at pleasant plains has created an excellent learning environment for my child. The teachers have pushed my daughter to work to her potential and have given her a quality education that is evident in through her work and national test scores.

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