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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 2,198 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Plainfield East High School...
Address
12001 Naperville Rd
Plainfield, IL 60585
Telephone
(815) 577-0324

Plainfield East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
141 responses
Average ACT
26
270 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$116,896
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,665
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,100
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.53 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    20%
  • East vs North rivalry
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming spirit week
    16%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Dance show
    6%
  • Leaving every day.
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,198
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,259
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,457/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.87 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.87 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.87 responses
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Plainfield East High School Reviews

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I transferred to Plainfield East Highschool at the beginning of my senior year, and I was terrified. Who would want to make friends with someone that’s going to leave for college in a year? I’ve been attending Plainfield East for six months and I’ve had more positive experiences here than I had at my old school throughout the entire three years. So far I’ve been involved in Choir, Band, Madrigals, Musical, Dance, and I recently had a karaoke party with 30 friends that I’ve made from my new school! So far I’ve had a Highschool experience that’s basically unheard of. I wish I transferred earlier. Since I am in the music program, I’ve noticed that not much funding go towards it. Funding the music and arts program would be all that I recommend for this school, besides that it’s golden! Out of all the positive things, the one that means the most to me is that I finally feel like I fit in and have a home.
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I love how at my school there are so many opportunities. There are clubs, sports, and co-curricular activities in every department, ranging from tutoring the special needs students to playing chess nearly undefeated to advocating for gender equity. My school has many Advanced Placement and honors courses, with teachers who are dedicated to making sure their students succeed. The administration loves its students; my principal has lunch with me on Wednesdays to get to know me as a person. We also have a lot of spirit and school pride, evident at every football game and event, especially among us seniors. I would love to see more counselor involvement and student participation in recycling at my school. I would also like to see possibly another class period in addition to our 7 existing ones so students devoted to the arts can fit in more classes to their schedules and not have to take summer school to meet the graduation requirements.
Overall Plainfield East was a good experience, it was the most diverse Plainfield high school out of the 4 in my opinion. The teachers try to help every student to there best ability to get them ready for life after high schools, such as college, work, or milatary. They are very supportive of the students. There are plenty of sports and clubs that kids can choose from to better themselves or to get active. The administration was my only problem while going here they definitely have favorites and even sometimes would look the other way during instances when they saw something going on.