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Plainfield North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1954 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2013

I would give this school a C-. There are very few teachers that actually car about the students. Most are just paycheck teachers, all they want is their money. A few of the teacher a mildly insane. I learned more from the internet then i did from most of my teachers. but on the bright side there are a few amazing teacher. but the number of bad to good teachers is easily 6:1. Like other people have said the office staff is by far the worst, it takes forever to get anything done and they never do their job...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2013

As a student, I feel like this school doesn't care as much about our futures as much as they think they do. They need to focus more on bullying, and other things that can help us in reality when we go out to get a job. Anybody can be a straight A student, but that doesn't mean we'll get hired.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2013

as a 2010 graduate i can say all the teachers i have had were fantastic! i loved every single one of them. the problem is with the office. it took FOREVER to get in to see your counselor, the ladies in the office were HORRIBLE! just rude beyond all reason, and the nurses are just plain mean. i broke my ankle one year and they REFUSED to let me take the elevator because they had no doctors note. my doctor resent the note 3 TIMES. besides the teachers that got too "friendly", the teaches were great. its the other staff that was a problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2012

Good school! My son graduated from PNHS in 2008 and just graduated from UIUC with Highest Honors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

Your child will have VERY limited selection in electives s/he they to want and have cut off the art program almost completely, which is the only thing really that went into any competition and won usually first to third. Most of the teachers are nice. I found the education office quite irritating. You can't switch your schedule if you have bullying issues in your class. It takes almost a week or two to talk to your counselor also when I talked to my counselor about art school's I was interested in, he had no idea what schools to recommend.The school will take Zero responsibility if you took your pictures for yearbook and you end up not in the yearbook. I know this because for my senior year of high school i was not in it and when i told them i did pay for my pictures you know what they said? "They told us it wouldn't happen again." makes you think, so. . . you didn't check? And I found out this has happened two years in a row. I got a refund from the photo company but not the school for the yearbook because apparently it wasn't their fault.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Great School & Staff .... I had an issue with a misunderstanding that was handled very professionally by Sec. to Assist. Principal (M.Rompa) thanks for you assistance !


Posted July 9, 2008

Great school, great teachers, great administration. I would recommend this school to anyone with high school age children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

We pulled our children out of private schools in the area because of poor teachers. My expectations have been extremely exceeded by this school and this staff. The communication, online gradebook, and coaching staff allows me to know everything that is going on with my children. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Best school in plainfield they are above the average. I'm so glad my daugther is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I can tell you from a teacher point of view that the staff, from top to bottom, is greatly dedicated to creating a true learning environment. The students, staff, and community are outstanding. Great school, great place to work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2007

This school is entirely for student development. I've seen many examples of leadership and a great interest in teaching these kids to be outstanding citizens and leaders. Kudos to you PNHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Great teachers, great staff! We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving at PNHS and happy we made the choice to send them to PNHS! Lots to offer academically, athletically and socially!
—Submitted by a parent


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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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69%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black29%
Asian69%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income38%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black56%
Asian63%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial68%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income45%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female57%
Male66%
Black32%
Asian60%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income37%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities64%
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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26%
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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

95.1%


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 18% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12005 248th Avenue
Plainfield, IL 60585
Phone: (815) 609-8506

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