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Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 is a top rated, public school district located in Hinsdale, IL. It has 4,387 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86...
Address
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Telephone
(630) 655-6110

Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1340
273 responses
Average ACT
29
731 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,387
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,004
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$106,773,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,015/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    0%

Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 Reviews

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I attended high schools at three different schools, two in Florida and HCHS. Central was far superior to the education provided by the other schools, bar none! Having been a teacher, I know that high expectations are very important. Those set by the administration, teachers, students and parents. Each group set and delivered very high expectations.
Parental involvement with the educational process was very high also. Maybe over the top in some ways but again, having been a teacher (not at
HCHS or Dist 86) this is another vital component of a solid educational program (although schools aren’t allowed to include that in the spell out of their expectations. I honestly feel I learned and was challenged much more in high school than college. Kudos to HCHS staff!
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Central has excellent academics overall. The ACT average is about 27. Students are expected to work hard, and most teachers are knowledgeable and committed to their work.

One principal drawback is the relatively weak results of the Science department, and Physics in particular. The administration has refused to address it for years.

Athletic programs are excellent overall, but the knowledge level of coaches is highly uneven. Also, the AD refuses to ensure that the athletic program is Title IX compliant. He explains that he provides equal treatment by allowing each coach the autonomy to make their own decisions. That seems fine until you realize that there is a strong tendency for the girl's coaches to establish very different standards than the boy's coaches. The AD is responsibility is to level the playing field, but he refuses. That choice may become expensive for the school at some point. They have had over 40 years to comply.
I think that there are a lot of quarrels and fights between Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High School, particularly amongst the parents. Much of the fighting would be from funding and disparages between the size and education levels of the schools. Overall, as a student form Hinsdale Central, I have loved my time here and cannot wait to continue!