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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Plainfield North High School is a highly rated, public school located in Plainfield, IL. It has 2,269 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Plainfield North High School...
Address
12005 S 248th Ave
Plainfield, IL 60585
Telephone
(815) 609-8506

Plainfield North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
117 responses
Average ACT
27
335 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$131,131
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$360,600
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Varsity football games
    28%
  • Varsity Basketball Games
    15%
  • Band competitions
    12%
  • Musicals and plays
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • National Art Honors Society
    7%
  • Winter Guard
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,269
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,455
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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.52 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Plainfield North High School Reviews

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This will be my son’s Senior year and I can honestly say it’s gone by way too fast. He’s had a great experience at PNHS. Most of the Teachers are terrific and are always willing to assist when students fall behind or need extra help. My Son’s Counselor has been wonderful advising him on which classes to take that will challenge him but not overwhelm him. The Principal and administrative team treat the students with respect and are very involved. They also encourage Parents to be involved in their Child’s education as well as providing guidence on college readiness. They have a lot of activities for the kids to be involved in from various clubs to sports, as well at performing arts and marching band. Overall excellent school!
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Plainfield North is excellent high school. They take pride in their students and have excellent teachers. They have exceptional programs with great resources to help students excel. I attended other schools in the city of Chicago, but this by far has been my best education learning experience. Diversity is on the horizon at PNHS . Go Plainfield North!
Plainfield North is an interesting place, with interesting people and faculty. The education here is pretty great, but there are quite a few teachers who aren't that great. There is a lot of support for each student if you take advantage of it.(tutoring, college counselors, conselours) The people here can be rude, but that's the same as any High school. The food is not that great, especially for your health, and different lines for food get shut down all the time. That means you end up in a very long line and by the time you get your food, the period for lunch is almost over. Speaking of periods, psd202 should have 8 periods in school, not 7. With only 7, it's hard to explore your interests and you end up with a worse gpa than your counterparts at other schools. All in all Plainfield North is a decent school, as a junior going into senior year, I am proud to have spent my time here, and hopefully it will help me prepare for college. PS: The marching band is the best, please join it!