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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
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John Hersey High School is a top rated, public school located in Arlington Heights, IL. It has 1,901 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
1900 E Thomas St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Telephone
(847) 718-4800

John Hersey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
100 responses
Average ACT
29
316 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,979
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Median Home Value
$322,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    35%
  • Coffeehouse
    12%
  • Pep assembly
    12%
  • Clash of the Classes
    11%
  • Winter Assembly
    9%
  • Gingerbread house build
    8%
  • Bonfire
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,901
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,466
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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John Hersey High School Reviews

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John Hersey High prepared me academically for my future college. The academic advise, aid, and load of homework has enabled me to becoming a better student at my local community college. Likewise, the extracurricular activities truly gave me a chance to have a taste of what a future career can entail. I truly loved being a husky, and am very grateful for my experience!
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John Hersey High School promotes many diverse unique clubs that are uncommonly seen in other schools. For example, the LGBTQ Alliance Club and the Chinese Culture Club. It also presents many great cause fundraisers and events that allows students to become involved to give back to the community and learn more about leadership, service, and themselves. For example, John Hersey High School is exclusively involved in A Soldier's Journey Home and the Funner Olympics and he Senior Olympics. The teachers are always accommodating towards their students, allowing many opportunities to meet and discuss and help such as before and after school, and are very understanding when it comes to workload and due dates. The school's atmosphere is always friendly and positive. Students are able to freely express themselves while effectively learning and having fun.
My experience at John Hersey High School has been incredible. I've received an excellent academic education and had the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities. I've taken multiple AP classes and have been taught by amazing teachers who care about my success.
I love to try new things and meet new people, so I knew going into high school I would join many clubs. During my high school year I have been a part of soccer, theater, service over self club (volunteerism), National Honor Society, journalism (high school newspaper), a youth group, a mission trip, worked at a grocery store etc. All of these activities have helped me build teamwork skills, become more social and meet new friends.
I would like my high school to expand its district lines to increase the diversity of the student body.
I'm grateful that I've had the chance to attend a top-ranked high school. I feel that I am academically and socially ready to start my college career.