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
John Hersey High School is an elite, public school located in Arlington Heights, IL. It has 1,946 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% 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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1330
75 responses
Average ACT
29
290 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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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.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    38%
  • Pep assembly
    15%
  • Coffeehouse
    11%
  • Clash of the Classes
    9%
  • Winter Assembly
    9%
  • Bonfire
    6%
  • Gingerbread house build
    6%

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%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 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.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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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.
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The academic and extra-curricular experience I have had in my years at Hersey has been phenomenal and, in my opinion, absolutely helped to prepare me for my next step - college. My teachers have been incredible and I couldn't have had such a great experience without my counselor's input and guidance as well as the college preparation team. There are multiple opportunities for clubs, organized sports, and the service over self volunteer program. I am happy to have participated in all of these in addition to participating in many AP classes while holding a daily job at the local park district.
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!