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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Plainfield School District No. 202 is an above average, public school district located in Plainfield, IL. It has 26,388 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Plainfield School District No. 202 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
1,087 responses
Average ACT
26
1,304 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,388
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,837
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,449/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$126,127
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,819
National
$949
Median Home Value
$311,600
National
$184,700

Plainfield School District No. 202 Reviews

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The staff are incredibly invested in the betterment of each individual student's potential. Never has a teacher backed down from sacrificing resources for their students learning experience. The cleanliness practiced by the janitorial staff within the district is impeccably hygienic. The sports teams of all strengths are unconditionally supported by foucused students and determined staff, Go Cougars! Life is your oyster so you wouldn't waste time of it make the world know your dreams and ambitions by joining clubs and getting a well earned relaxing break after school in chess club, speech club, and there are clubs that teach specific languages such as Deutsch, François, and Español if you want to travel the business world with bilingual confidence . As always to each their own adaptability is a respected practice amongst teachers for every student here in Plainfield School District No. 202. Can't wait for more cougar families to enroll see you there!
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Plainfield Schools within the district number 202 are mediocre at best. There's nothing special about the education provided or personal staff interaction, and meet the normal standards one would seek for their child in academics. Personal academic help from staff vary depending on the teacher, as some are strict on self-learning and/or do not have a flexible schedule. Safety/Bullying wise, there is a said "no-tolerance" for bullying, however many students voiced that they went for help for bullying and serious safety concerns and were turned away unless students and their families made threats to sue the school. Overall, the school gets the job done if you are just looking for your student to pass highschool and not become an academic scholar.
Overall, I had a positive experience attending the schools in my district. They offer so many clubs and activities, which is awesome for students exploring and strengthening their interests. I have met some of my closest friends and made interpersonal connections with my peers through classes and extracurricular activities during my academic years. Most of my teachers were helpful and attentive when it came to answering questions and were passionate about the subjects they taught. I feel prepared entering into the new chapter of college and will cherish the memories I made in high school.