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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Hinsdale Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Hinsdale, IL. It has 2,802 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 61% in reading.
Address
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Telephone
(630) 570-8000

Hinsdale Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
202 responses
Average ACT
30
521 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$173,558
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,785
National
$949
Median Home Value
$859,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
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  • Senior Assassins
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Variety Show
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Athletic banquets
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,802
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,601
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,015/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Hinsdale Central High School Reviews

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If you are looking for a high school with extremely competitive sports, lots of club opportunities, and high expectations in the classroom, this is the school for you. The school spirit is awesome and fun activities like the Mr. Hinsdale pageant, senior assassins, and the varsity games vs LT are great experiences. The school population is generally very rich, spoiled, and stuck up, and the diversity is few and far between. There is a lot of pressure from other students to have a certain status, but that is not the case with everyone and I have still managed to have a great experience here as a freshman and sophomore. The teachers are awesome and the opportunities to get involved are abundant. Hinsdale Central has also prepared my siblings for college extremely well, making the classes and homework load of honors tracks in college seem easy. Lots of cool electives too!
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Many schools offer many student organizations and have incredible, hard-working staff. What makes Hinsdale stand out compared to other schools are how many choices in elective courses students have. Some electives, such as the engineering, architecture, and graphics courses I took, helped me realize my passion for teaching these disciplines. Other courses, like Russian Studies and Irish Literature, allowed me to focus in on an entire country that I otherwise would never have learned about as in-depth, giving me a greater appreciation for those countries' history, culture, and literature with the right context. Taking architecture helped me grow my love for design while also confirming it is not something I would want to pursue professionally. It's amazing that Hinsdale can offer so many unique experiences for students, allowing them to explore potential career options or open up the possibility to discover new hobbies and interests.
Hinsdale Central High School is a great school! While the academics are demanding, the teachers are amazing and are always willing to work before/after school with students who need help. While the school does have a "white preppy" vibe, it is a great mix of people who are interested in almost anything you can think of. Finding at least one person who has similar interests is not difficult and finding friends among this friendly group of people. The amount of honors and AP classes is amazing, along with the huge assortment of clubs. Overall, the school is a great place for every type of student!