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Many of my teachers were great, a few were mediocre. The largest problem with the school is a lack of funding and an out of touch administration. In most other aspects, the school is average, not terrible, but not fantastic either.
Overall, I had a positive experience inside and outside the classroom at Plainfield South. Most of the teachers were helpful and I have many wonderful memories of playing school sports. There were a few AP classes that I took where I felt that the teachers were not fully prepared to teach the material, but the majority of classes were organized and good learning environments.
It’s an average school that does nothing to standout in either the positive or negative direction. The teachers are fine and know their subjects, but the students are unmotivated which is consistent with the public school education.
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The teachers are fantastic and like to help their students. The classes the school offers also has a great range of difficulty.
As a student at Plainfield South High School, I feel as though I am being robbed of my education. The teachers seem as if they couldn’t bother to be there. The school is far too crowded, I can’t even walk in the hallway to get to my next class without being trampled. Everyone at the school is either high or supplying other kids to get high. Very disappointed in my school.
Most classes were not that challenging for me. There were about 2 or 3 classes that actually were challenging. However, The AP classes and dual credit courses are useful and are very similar to college gen eds. Besides the AP classes, most classes were not useful in preparing for college. The best memories about my high school experience always involved sports.
What I liked about Plainfield South is the hard work of our teachers. Most of the teachers there strived to prepare us for the future as well as making our time in high school memorable. I wish the community of students was stronger than it was when I attended Plainfield South High School.
It's a school that focuses very highly on having a good atmosphere, but lacks academic preparedness. It's like a parent who tries to be cool so they don't expect anything of their kid. In addition, the art department has almost no funding, and neither does anything, really, outside of football. The students and most teachers are cool, though.
My experience with the school has been a really good one, but like with all things, it was never perfect. The staff is great and attentive, but certain teachers don't put as much attention into giving a quality education to their students as others do. A lack in communication between students and staff regarding the schedule of the school's College Career Center is also fairly lackluster, and nothing short of an inconvenience for students with little time to research colleges and scholarships at home.
My experience being a Plainfield south student so far has been quite horrible in my opinion. The women at the front desk are often rude and act as if they don’t want to help you, as far as college readiness and resources, the school does not have any “open to use” areas to do college research. We have a college career center that is open on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Fridays but in my experience I have tried to go there on more than one occasion where the center was closed, the staff members do not notify students of their schedules which waste students time for lunch and study hall because that is when the center is open. As far as my experience with teachers, most of them are very friendly and want you to do well but then others will completely stop and end class if they get mad or irritated. This cuts other students learning experience short and is not a good look for the teachers. In conclusion, I would not recommend this school at all.
Overall, it's a good school. It's big enough to handle a lot of students from different walks of life but small enough that mostly everyone knows each other.
I had an okay time at Plainfield south. I loved the track team and the sports that were available. I also enjoyed the art classes, because I was able to express myself. But I feel the school made a poor decision when it came to changing the math curriculum. It only benefited the lower-classmen and incoming freshmen. This was a poor decision do to the fact that the upper-classmen had already become accustomed to the older method of teaching of Math.
This highschool is a very involved school. Every student is ready to better themselves and learn. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and hold different beliefs and each and every one is respected. This school has great spirit and heart. I am very proud to have graduated from this school. I was quite involved in many different clubs and activities. Being around my peers has made me Into a better person.
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.
I did like how the school did have a sense of community by hosting many different events for students to attend. However, I would say that I would have liked if they provided more hands-on academics. I felt like some teachers did not appropriately indulge in their students work ethics to help them move forward. Otherwise, it's a great school.
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.
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What I liked most about Plainfield South is the friends that I met and the teachers who helped me!! Cougars are the best!
Plainfield south will always be a piece of me, in fact I consider the staff and all of my fellow classmates to be family. I know I will always have a home there because of how warming and welcoming the environment was.
Some of the teachers don’t really care or don’t really know what they’re talking about but the athletics are very good and clubs are very inclusive.
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