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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 is an elite, public school district located in Hinsdale, IL. It has 4,387 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
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
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1340
214 responses
Average ACT
30
678 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
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,004
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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.
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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!
This school is very academically focused. If you aren't taking AP courses, you are probably in the minority. It will get you a great education and will get you into a good college, but it can be taxing. A lot of the kids have mental health issues because of the stress. The administration also seems to care more about how things look on paper than the actual experience of the student. Even if everyone else has a snow day, if you go to hinsdale central, you're not getting one. It's that kind of thing. They do have a great guidance department and social workers for support if you need it, but they can only do so much. People can be very stuck up and closed minded too.