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I wish there were more extra curricular activities besides sports, music, and theatre. Additionally, I wish the school did a better job at making students aware of current events. Other than that, I feel as though this school prepared me well for my private university.
Plainfield East High is a very welcoming school with excellent administration and staff. Teachers are always helpful in all aspects of life not only school.
As a Freshman and Sophomore, I struggled greatly with schoolwork and having to deal with my classmates, but as a Junior and Senior, I began to have a much better time at school. The teachers not only teach well, but they love to form bonds and have conversations with the students, which made my high school experience a lot better. The teachers will be serious when they need to be, but aside from that many of them have comedic personalities and love to talk. As great as the school is, I wouldn't change anything. Great school.
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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.
Most of the teachers are amazing. They are great at helping when you don’t understand or just have a simple question. The school is great at getting everyone involved, whether it be sports and/or clubs.
The general atmosphere is really nice. It's not a clique-y environment, of course there are general types of students that go there, but its not Mean Girls-esque. Groups of friends are made up of students that one would not think would get along. The student body itself is very diverse in the true meaning of the word. There is no true majority race in the student body which gives students an experience that is extremely hard to find. However, the athletics aren't the best and the academics could be emphasized a little bit more (the district doesn't recognize a valedictorian).
The teachers are awesome and they will push you and guide you throughout your high school career. The staff is great. Everything about the school is what you would expect. Great education system. Overall a good school.
I would rate the high school as average. The facility is nice, but a lot of bad behavior goes unpunished. The rules are strict in certain ways (i.e. phone use), but students who are troublemakers or bullies seem to get away with it. For the most part, I have enjoyed all of my teachers and counselors. Unfortunately many of the students have little to no respect for teachers and the teachers seem to have their hands tied in those situations. Overall, it's not a bad school.
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.
Plainfield East High School is generally a great learning environment. Teachers are always willing to provide academic help and students have the option to visit the tutoring center, math center, or bengal crib. Students are very involved in sports and after school activities. The school could improve on peer support and unity along with better organization. An officer is usually present on campus which helps to establish a sense of safety for students and staff, but it is not difficult to enter the school before or after school day hours.
Plainfield East is very accepting to its students. They are open to many different cultures and religions that students practice by allowing them to host morning prayers, or creating clubs that allow them to share their cultures with their peers. One thing I would want Plainfield East to change, however, is the money they put into sports and clubs. There are teams who need better equipment or better uniforms and there are clubs that are need of new materials, etc. in order to keep their club running.
I like the staff at Plainfield East. They always made me feel welcome to the classroom and provided me the education I needed.
The administration and teachers there really care about the students and make sure every student takes something from the four years spent there. There are many clubs to join and it is a great way to make new friends.
The school overall was pretty good. I enjoyed myself. At time the social scene could be a bit boring, but from an academic perspective it was good. During my senior year, the teachers and academic staff tried to be more involved in student culture. The guidance counselors are pretty involved with the students....especially during my senior year as they prepared us for college. I expect the school to improve as the years go on.
I made a lot of friends, and I loved most of my teachers. All of my teachers wanted to see me success as well as my counselor. High school was not so bad, but I was really excited to move on to a different journey which was college.
There were a lot of opportunities for advancement in classes rather than only regular classes. Lots of AP credits were obtainable. Teachers were all very supportive and encouraging. A great place to learn and prepare for college.
I was very fortunate to have attended this school. The teachers were very respectful of the students and fostered a very progressive education process in order to give the best possible education to their students. The only problem is the allocation of their money. My junior year, we could not afford paper for the students by the end of the year. The following year, the school tore up the grass football field to lay down turf, a new "jumbotron" new mats in the gym, and a few more athletic based additions to the school (a very expensive venture I would imagine). It upset me that all of the money seemed to be going to athletics, instead of education (the main reason we attend school). I have heard that a large portion of how they payed for the field was through parent donations. If this is true it is more understandable as to why this venture would have happened. But if this is the only semi-major issue that I have encountered at this school, they are doing very well.
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When I was going to the school, I really liked my professors such as Ms. Chishti, Mrs. Torres, Mrs. Dunham, and Mr. O'Donoghue that made learning a wonderful and inviting experience.
While the school might struggle in terms of resources, most teachers are kind, understanding, and will do their best to help students with whatever they can.
Perfect location, diversity, AP, Honors, Dual Credit Opportunities, Fun Atmosphere in school and in sports, Competitive and relaxed at the same time. Never an issue of safety or problems always a great day with great teachers & staff.
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