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Plainfield South High School is a public school in Joliet, IL. It has 2,439 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 268 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Teachers: In honors classes the teachers seemed to be more approachable and caring rather than the teachers in normal classes.

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On Sports & Fitness: The sports teams were okay. Their was mostly just a few standout players in each sport and the rest were mediocre.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: It was hard to make friends because they were all very cliquey. This didn't allow for many friend groups to interact with each other. Even though everyone knew everyone that didn't mean that they all hung out.

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On Food: The food was always very basic and usually unhealthy. Didn't allow students many options which meant that I brought a packed lunch from home on most days.

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On Health & Safety: I felt relatively safe while being at school. I liked that we always had a city policeman in the building in case anything was to ever happen.

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Plainfield South High School is a public school in Joliet, IL. It has 2,439 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 268 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

93%

Test Performance

45
Plainfield South High School performed better than 45% of other schools on Illinois math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1470

Based on 5 students surveyed
Math
490
Verbal
490
Writing
490

ACT:
25

Based on 66 students surveyed
Math
24
English
25
Reading
26
Science
24
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 35% Tension and cliques
  • 24% Counselors
  • 18% Teachers
  • 12% Food
  • 12% Academic

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 44% School spirit
  • 44% The memories you can make
  • 6% The involved and dedicated teachers
  • 6% Your friends

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% School spirit
  • 20% A bit poorer than the other schools
  • 10% Unity
  • 10% Ethnic variety

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Become involved to stay out of trouble.
  • 17% Get into honors classes if you intend on learning
  • 8% Be yourself and you will find great friends

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% You get what you put into it
  • 33% Courgarific
  • 8% Ghetto

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 20% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.1%
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Female
47.9%
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Racial Diversity

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White
57.1%
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Hispanic
27.8%
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African American
9.3%
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Multiracial
3.1%
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Asian
2.3%
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Native American
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0.0%