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Opened August 2001

Bob Yanello
Phone: (815) 439-5555
Fax: (815) 436-5108

History and Tradition

School Fight Song
Alumni Information

Mission Statement

To empower all learners to contribute and succeed in a changing world


Navy Blue and White
(with a trim of green to emphasize our bond to District 202)


Cougars are the largest wild cat in North America. Almost hunted to extinction,they are now making a comeback. Cougars are swift, graceful, powerful creatures. They never hesitate and none of their movements are wasted. They are intelligent and proud. It is good to be a cougar!
More information: Cougars in the National Park Service

School Crest

The school seal was conceptualized by the Class of 2005, the first group of students to spend all four of their high school years at PSHS. The concepts of devotion, scholarship, pride and compassion define the beliefs of our school and are representations of the four academic hallways in our building

School History

Plainfield South High School opened its doors in August of 2001. The school was the second high school in Plainfield School District 202 and its location SOUTH of the original Plainfield High School gave it it's name.

Plainfield South had an initial enrollment of only Freshman and Sophomores. An additional freshman class was added each of the next two years, until PSHS had a full compliment of classes in the school year 2003-04.

PSHS has always had a diverse population. The PSHS student population has typically reflected the Plainfield/Joliet communities, both economically and ethnically.

The school itself consists of more than 200 classrooms, a competition gymnasium, fieldhouse, auditorium, media center, state of the art technology, cafeteria and commons area. Outdoor facilities include a 4000 seat stadium, baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and an all weather track. The stadium is serviced by a "stadium building" which includes locker rooms, a training room, restroom facilities and concession area.

Grade Levels

All high school levels


Located in South West Plainfield, Illinois, on W. Caton Farm Rd.(between S. County Line Rd. and N. Ridge Rd.)  (Click here to see map and directions.)

School Hours

Full day: 7:05 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.  (E.B. 6:05 a.m.)
5 1/2 Hour Day: 7:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.  (E.B. 6:35 a.m.)
Half day: 7:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. (E.B. 6:35 a.m.)

Attendance Zones

Click here to view the designated PSHS Attendance Zones

Attendance Hotline

School District

PSHS is the second of four high schools in Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202.


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