A+
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
Address
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Telephone
(630) 570-8000

Hinsdale Central High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
97 responses
Average ACT
30
388 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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.24 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Basketball games
    18%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • Senior Assassins
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • 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
2,778
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Hinsdale Central High School Reviews

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The school is great. It's in a wonderful location, everyone is extremely friendly and supportive. The quality of academics and athletics are both through the roof! There is every possible type of resource available and the school constantly gets improvements every year, in fact next year all students will get their own chromebooks! This school is everything and more of what a high school should offer, it is truly the best of the best. If you are thinking about sending your child there, all I have to say is: Expect Greatness.
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Students get an excellent overall education. Strong math, strong English, students are challenged. Many clubs are excellent. Students also gain a lot of social learning and information. Athletics are good. An overall excellent school for students aiming high.

Opportunities to improve:
Awful AP Physics results. Teacher is very capable, but needs guidance in this critical course. The administration should effectively oversee this very knowledgeable and potentially capable instructor who needs to learn how to be effective.

Title IX compliance is not taken seriously. Complaints to AD frequently result in no act to correct non-compliance. The school avoids dealing with Title IX complaints by failing to provide anyone to complain to. It has not designated a Title IX coordinator, and posted that individual's name and contact information on their website, as required by law, for many years.
Excellent academics, sport programs, music programs, and theatre programs. As a student near the top of my class, I can say that the academics are highly competitive, which can be overwhelming at times. The mentality of many of the students is to take as many APs as logistically possible, despite the extreme emotional and mental toll. On top of a rigorous class load, almost every student is highly involved in sports or activities. Due to the rigorous class and extra-curricular load that most students bear, there is some inevitable isolation, as much of your time outside the classroom is spent only with the people who also have the same activities. Unfortunately, for people without a "thing" this makes social life a little challenging, and it makes
All that being said it is a really great place with many passionate teachers and coaches. The counselors are incredible and school spirit is great.