Hinsdale Central High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Hinsdale Twp High School District 86
Type Public
 Phone (630)570-8000
 Location 5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Charter School No

Hinsdale Central High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 2nd in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Hinsdale Central High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific14.7%407
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races2.4%67

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 2.3%

7.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Hinsdale Central High School students are largely wealthy and rank 15th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
Illinois Median87%
Black80% or more*
Hispanic80% to 89%*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 20th in Illinois

Students at Hinsdale Central High School scored an average 57% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 4% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*75%
Boys40% to 44%*69%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*85% to 89%*
Black50% or more*40% to 59%*
Hispanic21% to 39%*50% to 59%*
Multiracialless than 50%*80% or more*
White40% to 44%*72%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*15% to 19%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Hinsdale Central High School students in 2017 was 26.6. This indicates that the average student scores in the 82nd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Illinois

1,002 out of 1,397 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 23rd in Illinois

Hinsdale Central High School offers 22 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Hinsdale Central High School had 917 taking AP exams with a 844 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 92% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 36% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 32%
AP Courses Offered 22

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate27%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate32%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate23%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.7%20
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%67
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%30


Hinsdale Central High School
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL

10 out of 10 1


Hinsdale Twp High School District 86
Hinsdale, IL