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
1900 E Thomas St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Telephone
(847) 718-4800

John Hersey 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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1320
57 responses
Average ACT
29
268 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
Do You Work at John Hersey High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

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.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    39%
  • Pep assembly
    16%
  • Coffeehouse
    12%
  • Winter Assembly
    10%
  • Clash of the Classes
    8%
  • Bonfire
    6%
  • None
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,946
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$23,553/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
Schools like John Hersey High School
More

John Hersey High School Reviews

248 reviews
All Categories
Attending John Hersey High School was an incredible and unforgettable experience in my life as I learned so many new things in an unique and incredible manner and I gained lifelong bonds and memories from being a member on the running team throughout all four years. The teachers at John Hersey High School always found a way to make learning exciting no matter what the subject matter may have been and this allowed the academic materials to soak in like a sponge. The teachers at John Hersey High School were also always determined to get your prepared for the big ACT test and after so much preparation and practice the big test didn't seem so intimidating anymore. The teachers were also very encouraging and were always willing to provide support or even a recommendation if you needed it!
Start Your Review of John Hersey High School
Rate It!
I'm a freshman at John Hersey High School. I can't imagine of attending an any better high school than Hersey. Hersey has the best academics and really does a lot to get us prepared throughout the next four years for college. Not only does Hersey have an astonishing academic program, but Hersey also has a variety of different extracurricular activities and clubs that can be fit and be used as a benefit for all students. So far, my experience at Hersey couldn't have been any better. The students are very caring at Hersey but sometimes tend to form cliques. Hersey does a great job with providing us with resources and the choices of sports. The teachers at Hersey are so caring, and their only goal is to help you succeed in college. I feel safe at Hersey and never doubt it, but the diversity isn't the greatest. The options we are offered in the cafeteria are what students tend to like.
John Hersey High School is a diverse school thats offers unlimited access to resources. John Hersey is committed to providing their students with the best college readiness tools available. The faculty takes additional out of class time to prepare and educate their students. Although the food is not the healthiest there have not been any issues with the quality of the food or the quantity. John Hersey provides the students with a large variety of sports, clubs, and activities. I definitely recommend John Hersey as it is a safe and welcoming community.