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7800 Caton Farm Rd

Plainfield, IL 60586

(815) 439-5555

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,800

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Plainfield South High School

Despite all of the rumors about this school, I have to say it is the opposite of anything bad being said. My daughter loves it, the kids are great, teachers very pleasant and ready and armed with information. So far so good for us.

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

I've been to many schools, especially in California. This school is so behind on learning and cares more about athletics (the athletic office has a flat screen television and a few other expensive things) while we have textbooks with covers falling off. Racial fights, plenty of drugs, and well some teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/11/13

I have never looked forward to coming to school. There have been cops waiting outside the lunchroom, and around the school because of suspected gang activity. I do not feel safe here and it's just a negative environment. The staff hides all of these problems from the parents! South is not a good school, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/12/13

Great school. Better than the other schools in town. The principle is amazing.

Posted by a parent on 11/22/09

Plainfield south is a great school it will help your child become independent. Plainfield south also helps your child get into a better school than many other plainfield schools.

Posted by a parent on 04/15/09

I'm digusted with this school as well as Meadowview. I came from a Naperville School District and feel like my children now attend romper room. Its a complete joke. I would not recommend these schools..

Posted by a parent on 03/07/09

I'm a current student at PSHS and have so far been happy here. Lately, we have experienced problems with fighting, but it has been dealt with wonderfully by the staff and especially the principal. The academics have improved every year that I have been here, but the extracurriculars have stayed the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/29/09

Well, I graduated from PSHS, so let me just get to it. Pros: The principal, extracurriculars/sports, fine arts department, school spirit, and most staff (I had some amazing teachers, most at the junior level). Cons: Academic standards are low. I took all honors and AP classes, and I can safely say ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/06/08

One thing you have to realize is that the high school is in western Joliet, which is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the country. People moving to the community move here for the cheap housing, have no interests beyond TV, and spend a lot of their lives commuting. High school is the culmination ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/07

I am a parent of two students at South. One a Senior and another a Sophomore. I have never experienced a school with such school spirit! The teachers are new and young, which I feel is advantageous. They are willing to go the extra mile and accommodate the students. Since Plainfield is growing there ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/06

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School Profile for Plainfield South High School

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Test scores for Plainfield South High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Plainfield South High School
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
* In 2011-2012 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.

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Plainfield schools — Plainfield South High School is located at 7800 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield IL 60586. 7800 Caton Farm Rd is in the 60586 ZIP code in Plainfield, IL The school district for Plainfield South High School is the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. Plainfield South High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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