Hinsdale South High School

7401 Clarendon Hills
Darien, IL 60561
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Hinsdale South High School serves 1,483 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Hinsdale South High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Hinsdale South High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Hinsdale South High School's student population of 1,483 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,483 students
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Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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School Comparison

Hinsdale South High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Hinsdale South High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1007 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
26%
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Black
20%
17%
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White
56%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
13%
27%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHinsdale TWP HSD 86 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hinsdale South High School is High Schoold 86 Adult Opportunties Pgm (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gower Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gower West Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Darien Ladse Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school
    0.1 miles
    7302 Clarendon Hills
    Darien, IL 60561
    (708) 482-1174
    0.1 Inquire with school n/a
  • Willowbrook Gower West Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 489 students
    0.4 miles
    7650 Clarendon Hills
    Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (630) 323-6446
    0.4 PK-4 489
  • Darien Lace Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 465 students
    1.0 miles
    7414 S Cass Ave
    Darien, IL 60561
    (630) 968-2589
    1.0 3-5 465
  • Darien Mark Delay School
    Grades: PK-2 | 533 students
    1.0 miles
    6801 Wilmette Ave
    Darien, IL 60561
    (630) 852-0200
    1.0 PK-2 533
  • Darien Concord Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 462 students
    1.2 miles
    1019 Concord Pl
    Darien, IL 60561
    (331) 481-4011
    1.2 PK-4 462

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