John Hersey High School

1900 E Thomas St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 2,049 students in grades 9-12, John Hersey High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,049 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in IL)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 56% (Top 1%)
  • : 63% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John Hersey High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

John Hersey High School's student population of 2,049 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,049 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

John Hersey High School ranks within the top 5% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John Hersey High School is 0.48, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#128 out of 3426 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of John Hersey High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
56%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of John Hersey High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
63%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John Hersey High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
15%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
70%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
0.48
This chart display the diversity score of John Hersey High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of John Hersey High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in John Hersey High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John Hersey High School's ranking?
John Hersey High School is ranked #128 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are John Hersey High School often compared to?
John Hersey High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Prospect High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of John Hersey High School?
The graduation rate of John Hersey High School is 95%, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend John Hersey High School?
2,049 students attend John Hersey High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of John Hersey High School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John Hersey High School?
John Hersey High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does John Hersey High School offer ?
John Hersey High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is John Hersey High School part of?
John Hersey High School is part of Township HSD 214 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,049 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • : 95% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 56% (Top 1%)
  • : 63% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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