Plainfield's first school opened in 1833, but the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 was not established until 1925. Encompassing 64 square miles, the district includes Plainfield, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Crest Hill, Lockport, the unincorporated Will and Kendall counties and parts of Joliet. The area has gone through a building boom over the last two decades, resulting in an enrollment that has skyrocketed from just 500 students and five schools in 1990 to almost 30,000 students and 25 schools in 2010.
- Fax: 815-436-7824
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm
- Handicap Accessible: The district office and all schools are handicapped accessible.
- Founding Date: Jun 01 1921
- Number of students: 29,300
- Male-to-female ratio: 52:48
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Acceptance rate (%): 100
- Graduation rate (%): 99
- Accreditation/licenses: Illinois State Board of Education
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 19.4:1 in elementary; 17.7:1 in secondary
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free, Paid lot
- Number of faculty: 3,400
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Students do service projects that benefit the community, and there are many activities—including sports and entertainment events—that are open to the public.
- What makes this community special?: The district's demographics have shifted to include many new nationalities and races in the last two decades, yet what could have been a difficult transition has been embraced and celebrated by residents, and the area is richer for it.