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About This School

Plainfield High School is a public high school in Plainfield. The principal of Plainfield High School is Robert Smith. 2,165 students go to Plainfield High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Plainfield High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 2,165 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Plainfield High School is 17:1. Plainfield North High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 62%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 23% 19%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 8%
Limited English proficiency 3% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My children started in this school district after relocating this past August. They are thrilled with the school and have made friends easily.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with the education my children have recieved at this school. Both of my children were recognized as honor students and have been given the opportunity to take honor classes which has been looked at as a must not a may. Both kids will be attending college in the Fall with high GPA's and high ACT scores. Yolanda B. Parent

  • (6 years ago)

    Plainfield Central has its its postives and negative. cross scheduling for uperclassmen and lowerclass man has been used as a way to void the overcrowdness but I personally don't see much of difference if anything it can make things more confusing. Plainfield tries to instil a lot of school pride in their students that works pretty well. I feel safe in the building at all times because of the great security staff that plainfield provides. Most students can find an after school activity to particapate in and belong.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is really good and deserves credit for helping students become good in academics.

  • (8 years ago)

    PHS has good teaching and is wonderful for extracurricular activities. The only problem is that the classes are quite crowded making one on one a bit difficult.

  • (9 years ago)

    No one can deny that the school especially the students are absolutely magnificent. This is one of the best high schools in Illinois. The one negative comment is probably coming from a bitter student. But this school has great tutors and lots of help. Yes the book fees are high but that's because our kids are provided with the best care and materials possible. This is a great high school! Let's look at the quality and it's great for a public school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I started school here in the fall.. The setup and the kids there are not really the problem... It's more of the staff. They really don't seem very on the ball. Soms of them are but for the most part you learn from the books because either they can't be bothered to teach you or the way the teach is too confusing anyway.

  • (10 years ago)

    I like the setup for Freshmen but the fees are outrageous for a public school (i.e. rental fee for books $90). There are other fees as well expect to pay upwards of $200.

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