Plainfield High School (Plainfield, Indiana)

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Plainfield High School
1 Red Pride Drive
Plainfield, Indiana, Hendricks County 46168
United States
Coordinates 39°40′45″N 86°22′44″W / 39.67917°N 86.37889°W / 39.67917; -86.37889Coordinates: 39°40′45″N 86°22′44″W / 39.67917°N 86.37889°W / 39.67917; -86.37889
Type Public high school
Established 1897
Locale Suburb
School district Plainfield Community School Corporation
Principal Melvin Siefert
Faculty 71
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1557
Athletics Indiana High School Athletic Association
Athletics conference Mid-State
Team name Quakers
Newspaper The Quaker Shaker

Plainfield High School (abbreviated PHS) in Plainfield, Indiana. It is a public high school located within the Plainfield Community School Corporation.


The school's mascot, the Quaker, is a tribute to Plainfield's Quaker founders.[1] Many of the churches in the Plainfield area are Quaker churches, including the oldest Quaker church in Plainfield, the Friendswood Church. The schools system recently opened the new $103 million high school, completing the system wide school shuffle.[2] The school was the last school in the state to have built a new school without voting with the town, causing a tax increase in the area.[citation needed]

In 2005 Scott Olinger became the principal of Plainfield High. In 2008 he became the superintendent of the Hendricks County school system, causing him to leave his position at Plainfield High.[3]

In March 2008, PHS hosted then-democratic candidate for president Barack Obama as he spoke during his run for presidency.[4]


The Plainfield school system is the first school system in the state to have all of their public schools receive the national four star school award three years in a row.[2] Over 82% of graduates go on to college after high school.[2]

Fine arts[edit]

Plainfield High School has two show choirs, Belles et Beaux which is the mixed show choir and Femmes Fatales which is the women's show choir.[5]


Plainfield is a part of the Mid State Conference. They compete under the name "Quakers" (or Lady Quakers) and the school colors are scarlet and royal blue. The following IHSAA sports are offered at Plainfield (Unless marked there are separate boys and girls teams):[6]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball
    • Boys state 3A champion - 1999[7]
  • Cross country
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball (girls)
    • State 4A champion - 2012[7]
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson, Bryan (2009-08-13). "Plainfield Events: Quacker Day Parade, Live Music, and More!". Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, Bryan (2009-08-12). "Plainfield Education: Go Quackers!". Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Plainfield principal picked to lead Hendricks schools". Indianapolis Star. 2008-02-22. p. B5.  - Former url[dead link]
  4. ^ Raum, Tom (March 16, 2008). "Obama decries racial rhetoric". USA Today. Associated Press. 
  5. ^ Holmes, Brenda L. (March 19, 2013). "Femmes Fatales named grand champions". Hendricks County Flyer. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "IHSAA 2014-2015 School directory" (pdf). IHSAA. p. 99. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "IHSAA State Championships by School". IHSAA. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Coggeshall, Wade (August 17, 2007). "Jazz singer comes home, perhaps for the last time". Hendricks County Flyer. 
  9. ^ Barron, Joan (June 14, 2004). "Quickdraw lawman Ed Cantrell dies". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Holmes, Brenda L. (October 25, 2011). "Del Harris speaks to Plainfield chamber". Hendricks County Flyer. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ambrogi, Mark (August 28, 2013). "North Carolina OL & Plainfield grad James Hurst will try to contain Jadevon Clowney". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ Shepherd, Paul (April 30, 2013). "2013 NFL draft: Former Brownsburg High School star Chris Jones drafted by Houston Texans". Indianapolis Star. USA Today. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Florida Tuskers 2010 Opening Roster". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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