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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
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Plainfield South High School is an above average, public school located in Plainfield, IL. It has 2,593 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
7800 Caton Farm Rd
Plainfield, IL 60586
Telephone
(815) 439-5555

Plainfield South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
116 responses
Average ACT
25
322 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,834
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$941
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,900
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 165 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    25%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Senior events
    19%
  • Dances.
    12%
  • Graduation
    8%
  • These events truly show the pride in our school.
    4%
  • Band Concerts
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,593
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,349
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,457/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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Plainfield South High School Reviews

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Plainfield South High School was a good school! Teachers, students, and learning environment were good! My four years at the school went smoothly and I graduated feeling ready for college.
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High School was a roller coaster experience for me. I transferred to Plainfield South from Joliet West. The atmosphere is different, being a mostly Caucasian school. Compared to Joliet West, which had mostly African American and Mexican students. I found my group to stay close to early on in my first year. I kept touch with these people throughout my four years. I lost most of my connections in the end as I developed self-destructive behavior at the end of high school. I couldn't wait for school to be over. It felt like torture being there for my last month. Overall it was an okay experience, would not recommend.
I felt that my high school experience at Plainfield south high school was very average. While I was provided with some challenging courses, I felt that other subjects were lacking in material. The school was also lacking in better counselor guidance for college readiness, such as guiding us in deciding what is the next best step after high school, applying for colleges and scholarships, and entering the work-force. I also felt they should promote more clubs and inclusivity.