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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,786 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Hinsdale Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1350
335 responses
Average ACT
30
689 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$188,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,887
National
$949
Median Home Value
$878,700
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
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  • Senior Assassins
    17%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Variety Show
    15%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Athletic banquets
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,786
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,601
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$25,547/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 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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Hinsdale Central is an amazing and very diverse school. Central does a wonderful job accommodating to the needs and likes of all the students. There are over four hundred clubs and activities that are opened to all and it is very easy to start your own club. I did! The only thing that I would change is the stigma that students at Hinsdale Central have to excel in their studies and sports. Many students have a lot of stress to get into the top-tier universities and not let their parents down by not getting all A's. If I could go back and change one thing, I would make sure that all the students knew that they shouldn't worry as much about grades and schools, instead to have fun and relax because high school only happens once in your lifetime.
I am graduating from Hinsdale Central this year and have loved my experience. Coming from a little private school to a big public one, I was nervous especially because of the lack of diversity however the people at Hinsdale Central made the transiton easy. The teachers were incredibly eager to help in whatever they could. The only complaint I would have is the guidance department in the sense that I did not feel they were as helpful as they ideally should have been. I participated in sports all four years and made amazing memories from them as well used the gym facilities often and found them very useful. The cafeteria food was incredible if not a little pricey but overall amazing. The school tried to enforce as much school spirit as they could with activity weeks, dances, football games, and more. One of my favorite parts of the school is also the acting department because the plays are so good with the limited amount of resources. All in all, it was an unforgettable experience.