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Plainfield High School

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Posted January 21, 2012

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


Posted February 2, 2010

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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2006

The school is really good and deserves credit for helping students become good in academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2005

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2003

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.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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53%

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51%

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57%

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67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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55%

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47%

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51%

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65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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50%

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47%

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51%

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65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income36%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income40%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income27%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

91.6%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24120 Fort Beggs Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 436-3200

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