Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,439
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    339 3.2
  • Ranking

Plainfield South High School is a public school in Joliet, Illinois. It has 2,439 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 43% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 339 reviews written and they have been mixed.

7800 Caton Farm Rd
Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 439-5555

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 339 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a decent school, but I don't think I would back to it. Some people were nice, but most seem like spoiled individuals that only care about themselves and their kids being more successful than others.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: Most of the food in the cafeteria are either bland, greasy, or overall not good. The snacks are decent though.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: It's okay, but now the policies seem to be more lenient than before.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Compared to the other schools, it's okay and fair.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers actually care about their students while others don't. Usually the ones that do care are often laid off or move away.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Charles Reed Elementary School Public
3.33 Aux Sable Middle School Public
Garden Gate Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Meadow View Elementary School Public
3.33 Jones Elementary School Public
3.00 Ridge Elementary School Public
3.33 Drauden Point Middle School Public
3.33 Orenic Intermediate School Public
3.33 Troy Middle School Public
3.33 Wesmere Elementary School Public
3.66 Walnut Trails Elementary School Public
3.66 Troy Hofer Elementary School Public
3.66 Richard Ira Jones Middle School Public
3.66 Lincoln Elementary School Public
Trinity Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Plainfield High School Public
Shorewood Early Learning Day Care Center Private
3.33 Grande Park Elementary School Public
Granting Opportunities for Alternative Living (GOAL) Public
St. Mary Immaculate Parish School Private, Religious
KinderCare Learning Center Private
Holy Family School Private, Religious
3.33 Central Elementary School Public
3.00 River View Elementary School Public
3.33 Timber Ridge Middle School Public
Plainfield Academy Public
3.00 Troy Shorewood School Public
3.00 Walkers Grove Elementary School Public
3.33 Indian Trail Middle School Public
3.66 Troy Crossroads Elementary School Public
Montessori of Plainfield Private, Montessori
3.33 Eagle Pointe Elementary School Public
3.66 Minooka Elementary School Public
3.00 Grand Prairie Elementary School Public
Minooka Primary Center Public
3.00 Troy Craughwell School Public
3.66 Heritage Grove Middle School Public
3.00 Plainfield North High School Public
3.33 Minooka Community High School Public
3.66 Minooka Intermediate School Public
3.66 Minooka Junior High School Public
2.66 Christ Lutheran Academy Private, Religious
Elite Children's Academy Private
3.00 Crystal Lawns Elementary School Public
3.00 Troy Heritage Trail School Public
4.33 Clifford Crone Middle School Public
3.33 Traughber Junior High School Public
3.33 Freedom Elementary School Public
3.00 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.66 Prairie Point Elementary School Public
3.66 Three Rivers School Public
2.66 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.00 Southbury Elementary School Public
3.33 Channahon Junior High School Public
3.33 Aux Sable Elementary School Public
3.66 Churchill Elementary School Public
3.00 Plank Junior High School Public
3.66 Bednarcik Junior High School Public
3.66 Wolfs Crossing Elementary School Public
Crest Hill Christian School Private, Religious
Bobbie Noonan's Child Care Center Private
N.B. Galloway Elementary School Public
3.33 Hunt Club Elementary School Public
3.00 Lakewood Falls Elementary School Public
4.33 Danielle-Joy Peterson Elementary School Public
3.33 Liberty Elementary School Public
3.66 Oswego East High School Public
3.33 Creekside Elementary School Public
2.33 Carl Sandburg Elementary School Public
Kendall County Opportunity School Public
3.00 Pioneer Path School Public
3.00 Oswego High School Public
4.33 Graham Elementary School Public
3.33 Plainfield East High School Public
3.33 Elizabeth Eichelberger Elementary School Public
3.00 Richland Elementary School Public
2.66 Richland Junior High School Public
Families of Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 John F. Kennedy Middle School Public
St. Jude School Private, Religious
Our Savior Lutheran Preschool Private, Religious
3.66 Thompson Junior High School Public
4.33 Scullen Middle School Public
Joseph E. Fisher School Public
3.00 Hufford Junior High School Public, Magnet
3.00 Kenneth L. Hermansen Elementary School Public
4.33 Oliver Julian Kendall Elementary School Public
2.66 Joliet West High School Public
Joliet Montessori School Private, Montessori
Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center Private, Special Education
3.33 Taft Elementary School Public
St. Paul the Apostle School Private, Religious
Little Explorers Christian Montessori School Private, Religious, Montessori
3.00 Yorkville Middle School Public
2.66 Pershing Elementary School Public
3.00 Dirksen Junior High School Public
2.33 Lynne Thigpen Elementary School Public
2.00 Rockdale Elementary School Public
Cross Evangelical Lutheran School Private, Religious
Cathedral of St. Raymond School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Plainfield High School 4 mi. 2,162
3.00 Plainfield North High School 7 mi. 1,954
3.33 Minooka Community High School 8 mi. 2,534
3.66 Oswego East High School 10 mi. 2,004
3.00 Oswego High School 9 mi. 2,357

Around Plainfield South High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 53%
Female 46%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.2%
Grade 10 26.7%
Grade 11 28.5%
Grade 12 18.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 37% The memories you can make
  • 28% School spirit
  • 22% Your friends
  • 13% The involved and dedicated teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 35% Tension and cliques
  • 24% Counselors
  • 21% Food
  • 12% Teachers
  • 9% Academic

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% School spirit
  • 20% A bit poorer than the other schools
  • 15% Ethnic variety
  • 10% Unity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 60% You get what you put into it
  • 20% Courgarific
  • 10% School Spirit
  • 10% Ghetto

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 45% Become involved to stay out of trouble.
  • 18% Get into honors classes if you intend on learning
  • 14% Be yourself and you will find great friends
  • 14% Be yourself and get involved
  • 9% Get involved a lot and meet a variety of people

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.