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Plainfield, IL
Students enrolled: 2,162

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24120 Fort Beggs Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 436-3200
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March 19, 2015
I am so disappointed with this school. This school is emotionally draining. My daughter has been bullied and harassed fir months now and nobody seems to care! Her dean didn't care and told my daughter I have no day so in some matters! Avoid this school of you can!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2015
I have two honor students at this school and feel that they have every opportunity to receive a great education at PCHS. The teachers email me with any concerns with my children, and respond to any questions I have --consistently. It is a large school and I understand that they are busy, but in my experience the teachers go above and beyond in helping my students excel!

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September 02, 2014
This HS is an absolute joke. The teachers and administration are clueless when it comes to dealing with issues between peers and the like (bullying). There is no follow up ever over parent concerns. I've definitely seen first hand that if you have a special needs student, you're a burden. Ultimately we wanted a GREAT education for our child. We did withdraw our student from PCHS and enrolled student in another school district. Our child has been excelling ever since!! Definitely avoid this school district.

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2012
I just finished my first semester at Plainfield Central (I am a freshman). These are my first thoughts on it. First of all, the school is completely unorganized and unprepared for an emergency. In a tornado drill near the beginning of the year, we were told to stay on the second floor of the building. Obviously that is the wrong thing to do in a tornado. In our evacuation drill (For something like a bomb threat), all we do is go into the football stadium and sit there for 2 hours. In our fire drills, all we really do is go out and stand on the sidewalk by the street. There really isn't any roll call, at least from what I saw. The lockdown drills are the most frequent drills, and those are actually pretty normal. Overall though, I would not feel safe in this school during an emergency. Some teachers are very hard to talk to and get a hold of. Sometimes I feel some of the teachers don't really care about their students and are there just to make money. Yet I am receiving a good education from this school. All the teachers all know what they are teaching very well and deliver good lessons. Overall, It is a decent school, but I wish they would support the arts more.

- submitted by a student

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
no rating
February 02, 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
no rating
June 06, 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

June 13, 2006
The school is really good and deserves credit for helping students become good in academics.

- submitted by a parent

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 student

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

October 09, 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

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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Plainfield High School
24120 Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, IL  60544
(815) 436-3200
Last modified Plainfield High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Plainfield High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top