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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Plainfield High School is an above average, public school located in Plainfield, IL. It has 2,041 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
24120 W Fort Beggs
Plainfield, IL 60544
Telephone
(815) 436-3200

Plainfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
84 responses
Average ACT
25
191 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A
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
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Games
    41%
  • Mr. Pomcat talent contest
    22%
  • Band
    12%
  • Athletics qualifying for state finals
    10%
  • Powderpuff
    8%
  • Madrigals, Spring musical, Fall play, choir
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,041
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,677
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$10,457/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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I am a Senior Varsity football player at Plainfield Central High School in Plainfield Illinois. I have had a very positive experience at PCHS and love my school. I feel that they have prepared me academically to be well prepared for college. I have made so many lifelong friendships. I love playing for the football team. We have great faculty, student body, parent and community support. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but PCHS. Go Wildcats!
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My experience with the Plainfield School District was from 2010 - 2014. I had an overall not so great experience dealing with the staff and administration of Plainfield Central. I did not at all feel as though I was prepared for college or life after high school. The majority of the teachers did not care about their students and/or would treat them less than members of society. A number of teachers and staff have been known to retaliate against students that try to stand up for themselves or anything that is questionable within the school. The administration knows about certain teachers and staff and their behavior, but still sweep it under the rug.
Plainfield High School is just your average high school. Facilities were nice, always clean and the school tried to update it as much as budget would allow. Teachers were all very nice and interested in the students well being. The counselor I was assigned to was awesome, she was very helpful when it came to preparing for college and ensuring I was on the right track for planning the best possible outcome for my future. The school tries to get the students as involved as possible, with school dances, athletics, and clubs. Overall my high school experience was average but Plainfield High School definitely offered everything you need to exceed in school.