Hinsdale South High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Hinsdale Twp High School District 86
Type Public
 Phone (630)468-4000
 Location 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd
Darien, IL 60561
Charter School No

Hinsdale South High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, average graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 54th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Hinsdale South High School student body is mainly White with a smaller Black population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific9.9%162
Native American Indian0.4%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races2.5%41

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 29.6%

32.3% 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 South High School students are largely upper-middle income and rank 204th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

6 out of 10

Rank: 222nd in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students90%
Illinois Median87%
White90% to 94%*
Black80% to 84%*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 100th in Illinois

Students at Hinsdale South High School scored an average 40% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 16.3% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls25% to 29%*55% to 59%*
Boys25% to 29%*45% to 49%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*80% to 89%*
Black11% to 19%*15% to 19%*
Hispanic20% or less*30% to 39%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White30% to 34%*55% to 59%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% or less*
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 South High School students in 2017 was 22.1. This indicates that the average student scores in the 63rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 100th in Illinois

548 out of 867 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (63%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 17% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 105th in Illinois

Hinsdale South High School offers 21 AP courses. 41 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Hinsdale South High School had 459 taking AP exams with a 331 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 68% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 41% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 34%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate22%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate26%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.7%29
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.6%11

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.1%53
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3%52


Hinsdale South High School
7401 Clarendon Hills Rd
Darien, IL

10 out of 10 1


Hinsdale Twp High School District 86
Hinsdale, IL