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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 369 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 369 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Counselors and staff engaged in college choices for juniors and seniors
    • Parent
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Sports booster club very active, fan support is good
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Variety of options and full support of staff; popular football games
    • Parent
    • 3
    Health & Safety: lock down precautions are effective and I believe the school is safe.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: There is a lot of school spirit and lots of sporting activities.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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
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Montessori of Plainfield Private, Montessori
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3.66 Minooka Elementary School Public
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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
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4.33 Clifford Crone Middle School Public
3.33 Traughber Junior High School Public
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3.00 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
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2.66 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
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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
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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
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3.00 Hufford Junior High School Public, Magnet
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4.33 Oliver Julian Kendall Elementary School Public
2.66 Joliet West High School Public
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Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center Private, Special Education
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3.00 Yorkville Middle School Public
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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
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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


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Plainfield South High School United States Minooka Community High School Oswego East High School Oswego High School Plainfield High School Plainfield North High School
White 57.0% 51.6% 81.0% 53.0% 69.0% 64.0% 63.0%
Hispanic 27.0% 24.5% 12.0% 22.0% 19.0% 22.0% 17.0%
African American 9.0% 15.2% 4.0% 13.0% 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 2.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 35 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 38% The memories you can make
  • 29% School spirit
  • 21% Your friends
  • 12% The involved and dedicated teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 34% Tension and cliques
  • 21% Food
  • 21% Counselors
  • 13% Teachers
  • 11% Academic

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 55% School spirit
  • 18% A bit poorer than the other schools
  • 14% Unity
  • 14% Ethnic variety

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 59% You get what you put into it
  • 18% Courgarific
  • 14% Ghetto
  • 9% School Spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Become involved to stay out of trouble.
  • 21% Get into honors classes if you intend on learning
  • 12% Be yourself and you will find great friends
  • 12% Be yourself and get involved
  • 8% Get involved a lot and meet a variety of people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.