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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
John Hersey High School is a top rated, public school located in Arlington Heights, IL. It has 1,896 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% 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
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
178 responses
Average ACT
29
389 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,300
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.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    35%
  • Pep assembly
    13%
  • Coffeehouse
    11%
  • Clash of the Classes
    10%
  • Gingerbread house build
    10%
  • Winter Assembly
    10%
  • Bonfire
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,896
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,466
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,256/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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John Hersey High School Reviews

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Hersey's academia was sublime, they definitely focused on college readiness in their students. Teachers were very student oriented, making sure they tended to their students' needs. However, Hersey's administration was more focused on teaching towards the test and common core rather than well rounded, realistic knowledge that students would apply to school and careers in the future. The diversity was close to none and the politics of the faculty was very obviously leaning to the left. Nonetheless, Hersey is a great school with a lot of opportunity both inside and outside the classroom.
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I love being at Hersey because it provide an excellent of education and can’t miss so much of opportunities. It helps me prepare for college and my life in future. It contain both Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, unique classes, amazing teachers and staff! I just can’t imagine if I was not at there.
At JHHS, I think the school does an excellent job of implementing college readiness programs. There are many great teachers and most students are friendly. The building itself isn’t very great and I wish included more amenities such as a pool or something else. Also, we have almost no diversity whatsoever. And some teachers are also notorious around the school for not teaching well, and I’ve had my fair share, but for the most part it wasn’t too bad. I feel fairly safe, there’s a large presence of security staff there. Our sports are okay, I never really got involved with them. We have pretty good food comparatively. Overall, not a bad experience but could be improved.