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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 1,864 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

John Hersey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1310
233 responses
Average ACT
29
444 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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+
Median Household Income
$90,835
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,350
National
$949
Median Home Value
$350,000
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.34 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    32%
  • Pep assembly
    12%
  • Winter Assembly
    11%
  • Gingerbread house build
    11%
  • Clash of the Classes
    9%
  • Coffeehouse
    9%
  • Bonfire
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,864
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,466
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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I enjoy my time at John Hersey High School. There are lots of academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities for students. Our teachers definitely prepare us for college and beyond! It may not be the most diverse school, but I believe Hersey makes a good effort to include all students and set each one up for success. The lunches are pretty good; there are some unhealthy and healthy options. Overall, Hersey is one of the best high schools in the country. I know I will look fondly back on my years at Hersey!
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JHHS is a great school for academics. The teachers are always willing to help students anytime. Teachers are available every period of the day for every subject. By contract, the teachers are required to stay after school till 3:30 in order to help any students that come in for help. The teachers focus on college and standardized testing which helps students succeed. During college application season, teachers come in at 7 AM every Tuesday and Thursday for Essaypallooza, a way for students to get their college essays graded and reviewed. The school can improve in areas like student diversity and infrastructure. The school lacks in safety precautions even though many students describe the school as a prison because the brown walls with white tile flooring are not aesthetically pleasing. The school also suffers from a lack of diversity. Everyone thinks the same and has had the same experiences. Overall, the school is great academically but it could improve in a few areas.
I really enjoyed my time at JHHS! I was involved in multiple extra curricular including S.O.S and The Correspondent (newspaper) as well as sports like gymnastics. I was given many opportunities to try new clubs and meet new people. I also feel that my education prepared me for college incredibly well and set me up for success with college abs and coming into college with credits from AP classes.