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Plainview High School—home of the 2018 Alabama State 3-A Basketball Champions. Plainview High School is a public school for grades Pre-K through twelve located in Rainsville, Alabama. It is the only public school in Rainsville and has no feeder schools. Plainview's enrollment tops 1200, with elementary grades making up a little more than half of the number. The percentage of student enrollment by ethnicity is approximately 75% White, with remaining groups of American Indian, Hispanic, Black and Asian. These percentages remain relatively constant from year to year. Plainview is a Title I School, with around 60% of the population receiving free or reduced lunches in the CNP program. Eleven buses transport about 60% of the student body daily.
The school is located in the urban city of Rainsville which has a population near 6000. Rainsville is located atop Sand Mountain and is centrally located in DeKalb County. The city has three manufacturing facilities and several other business enterprises, including two utility cooperatives. There is a city library and two large public arena venues in the city. Northeast Alabama Community College is within ten miles of Plainview School. The DeKalb County Vocational Technical School is two miles from Plainview School. The DeKalb County Schools Coliseum is next door to the school and serves as the home court arena for the varsity basketball teams at Plainview.
Plainview has 100 staff members, including three administrators, two librarians, 2.5 counselors, 80 classroom instructors, instructional resource personnel, and support workers. There are three PreK units at Plainview and both are housed near the campus in a separate facility, referred to as the”Early Learning Center”. The campus has a full-time nurse and school resource officer present each day. The campus facilities include state-of-the-art facilities for vocational, technical, and family consumer arts and sports teams. The school has expanded its technology tools to include Google classroom, chrome books, new fiber optics, and increased band width and Wi-Fi. Each core subject teacher in grades 7-12 has a classroom cart of chrome books. In elementary grades, each grade shares a cart of chrome books or ipads. The school operates on a seven-period scheduled day in grades 7-12. Elementary grades 2-6 use a departmentalized schedule with one teacher per grade level teaching up to four classes of a core subject each day.
Plainview School offers the following to its students in an effort to provide them with educational and social opportunities: virtual school, distance learning, dual enrollment, response to instruction intervention (RtI), credit recovery, English Learner (EL) classes, special needs instruction and resources, career prep instruction, vocational classes, career technical programs, college-prep classes, drama and theatre productions, marching and concert band, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, various sports, and a variety of extracurricular organizations and clubs.