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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 2,767 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Telephone
(630) 570-8000
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Hinsdale Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
279 responses
Average ACT
30
619 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
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$171,453
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,773
National
$949
Median Home Value
$875,900
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.32 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
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  • Senior Assassins
    17%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Variety Show
    15%
  • Basketball games
    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
2,767
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 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.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$23,273/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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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.
A lot of one's high school experience is impacted by the extracurricular activities they decide to engage in. There are endless choices that will not just take up your time but augment your skills should you seek to take it seriously.

I was extremely lucky in investing my out of school time into football. The friendships and memories are invaluable. The challenge was well beyond what the typical high schooler experienced. This was a job. And it paid off.

I was able to use the countless hours invested into the sport into an Ivy League scholarship. For better or worse, graduating from an Ivy League school has made it very easy to find top notch employment.

Overall, I have Hinsdale Central to thank for my current career status. It is important to note that nothing will be handed to you. But for those who are willing to embrace the grind, Hinsdale Central is there to support and enhance your gifts.