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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Herscher High School is an above average, public school located in Herscher, IL. It has 570 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
501 N Main St
Herscher, IL 60941
Telephone
(815) 426-2103
Website

Herscher High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
22 responses
Average ACT
25
89 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    63%
  • Homecomming week
    38%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
570
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,123
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,531/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Herscher High School Reviews

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Herscher High School is a wonderful school with excellent safety precautions. Doors are locked at the start of every changing bell and the police department often visits to stay engaged with students learning and activities. Teachers and staff care about the students inside and outside of class. They are very well educated and all set very high standards. One thing I would change about the school is modernizing it to keep students engaged. Brighter colors and different furniture would help a lot with this area!
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In 2016, I graduated from Herscher High School. Fortunate enough, I was deemed valedictorian. My experience at this particular high school was extraordinary. Herscher did an exceptional job at preparing me for college. With such a small community and a high school of roughly 600 kids, I knew everyone. I could walk down the hallways and recognize each teacher by name. Along with that, every student at his/her locker was a familiar face. Going to Butler University was a lot like Herscher in a sense. Both schools have small communities. With a roughly 5000 undergraduate student capacity at Butler, it was similar to my high school. Herscher's excellent staff and community provided me with the preparation of what Butler University is like. For that, I thank Herscher for its accepting and caring community, and personally, I am overly satisfied with my experience there.
I mostly enjoyed the people at the school. For the most part, I got along with a lot of various people and had no real issues with anyone there. However, I really would like to see growth and change in how the issue of bullying, including cyber bullying, is addressed. It felt as though the issue was ignored there, and I know that there were many that struggled with this particular issue.