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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 2,070 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
24120 W Fort Beggs
Plainfield, IL 60544
Telephone
(815) 436-3200
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Plainfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1170
169 responses
Average ACT
26
215 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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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
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Games
    37%
  • Mr. Pomcat talent contest
    21%
  • Band
    12%
  • Athletics qualifying for state finals
    9%
  • Powderpuff
    9%
  • Madrigals, Spring musical, Fall play, choir
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,070
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,677
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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My time at Plainfield Central was overall pretty good. There are many teachers who are there because they love to see growth and impact their students. Those teachers are the ones who made coming to school every day worth it! The services offered to students were okay and most staff members would try to make the school a better place. However, the behavior and actions of some members of the student population were sometimes embarrassing and made my classmates and I wish we went to another high school.
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PCHS is more than a high school, it's an active, inclusive community dedicated to helping students grow and improve. The teachers truly care about the students, taking time to go over material or holding after-school study sessions. There are numerous activities to get involved with from athletics to clubs and organizations. The administration is active and open to new ideas, innovative, and places the students first. Overall, PCHS is a very solid school that prepares students for the next step.
I absolutely loved my high school experience here. We have the best super fan section ever, the football games are always packed with students who are in their spirit wear and the experience is something you’ll never forget. Many of the teachers here are phenomenal, of course there are a few that could use a little more experience but that’s most schools. The teachers that teach the honors classes and AP classes are specifically really really amazing teachers. Many of them went to really nice schools and are super kind and just overall great teachers. So great that even one of my math teachers would hold a study session the day before every test and he would bring the most delicious home made banana bread for us to eat. I can’t imagine going to any other school. I think it’s safe to say that on behalf of every student at Plainfield Central including myself; it’s good to be a wildcat.