Plainfield South High School

  • Plainfield South High School serves 2,521 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is equal to the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Plainfield South High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Plainfield South High School's student population of 2,521 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers139 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Plainfield South High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Plainfield South High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1649 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
27%
26%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
57%
48%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.590.68
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlainfield 202 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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I think the school has shown great improvement. There is allot more contact with parents through phone and email. As long as you are an involved parent your child will thrive here at Plainfield South. Some teachers are better then others but it is like that anywhere. The principle and assistants are making a huge difference in the school. I think they are bit behind of other states but that starts in Middle school. The ap and honors classes are good and help my kids stay above the rest and they do not get bored. It all begins with the parents at home!!!
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