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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Hinsdale South High School is a top rated, public school located in Darien, IL. It has 1,507 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
7401 Clarendon Hills
Darien, IL 60561
Telephone
(630) 468-4000
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Hinsdale South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1250
127 responses
Average ACT
28
254 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,359
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$949
Median Home Value
$312,600
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Ethnic Fair
    19%
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Student vs. Staff assembly
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • First pep assembly
    12%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,507
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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This is an excellent high school in so many ways. The school pride is abundant. With a relativelysmall student population, students get lots of individual attention from teachers. The curriculum is challenging and a wide variety of classes are offered. The student body is diverse, the teachers and administrators are experienced and there is a strong focus on rounding out the student experience with many available sports, clubs and activities. A true gem of a school!
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There isn't much I like about Hinsdale South but the things I do like about the school are certain people. I honestly think there are some trustworthy adults in that school like some of the deans, the people who run ISS, the counselors and the social workers. However, I think the changes to the school regarding security is completely unnecessary. Hinsdale South is a good school with good kids and for Miss. Vannoy to go around and spend all that money from the referendum on vape detectors, new security cameras, those security guards is just unneeded. The school's broke enough, don't make us bankrupt because you think the school needs all those things when it doesn't, things were fine before Vannoy came along.
My experience with Hinsdale South so far has been pretty decent. The school itself has an abundance of school spirit and pride. You'll hear the words "South... PRIDE!" a lot and trust me; it will never get annoying. Attending events such as football games, soccer games, and basketball games its quiet customary among the students. Personally, I feel the football and basketball games are extremely fun to attend. Its basically a themed party in the stands and everyone is your friend! Education wise, the school offers many opportunities to excel in each class. You Just have to put in the effort and the teachers will be sure to recognize your potential.