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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Plainfield East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Plainfield, IL. It has 2,239 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Plainfield East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
249 responses
Average ACT
26
293 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$121,746
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,778
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    20%
  • East vs North rivalry
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming spirit week
    16%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Dance show
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,239
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,259
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.6%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,733/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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Plainfield East High School Reviews

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I've had a great experience at Plainfield East High School. The SAT, ACT, and AP Test averages are generally pretty high, and the schools offers a lot of upper level academic classes. There are also a host of less rigorous, but equally engaging electives to choose from, and some great extra-curricular opportunities, our chess, DECA, and Math team have all gone to state in recent years. One low point however, the sports teams have a history of losing a lot, nevertheless, PEHS spirit section is always loud and proud at games!
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The teachers within East are both knowledgeable and caring. They are willing to not only prepare you for the subject at hand, but will listen to you and provide help if you are struggling inside or outside the class. We have a plethora of clubs, and if a student cannot find one for them, they are encouraged to create one! The student body are kind and students are able to find their close friends with out feeling ridiculed by others. The only thing I would like to improve within our school is our composting and environmental initiatives, and more qualified social workers or just more of them.
Plainfield east is a very good public school. Safety is very important, as we have police officers on duty around the school everyday and multiple lock down and fire drills. Students are very involved in clubs and sports. Homecoming week, Football, and basketball games are popular and filled with lots of school spirit with various fun themes. East offers assistance with college prep and applications, but could use more resources and meeting with counselors. Overall, most teachers are enthusiastic and care about their students and are available for help after school. There are career classes offered for students interested in teaching, anatomy, architecture, engineering, or business, but there could be more elective classes offered.