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Hoffman Estates High School

Public | 9-12 | 2014 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

I have one child that just went to this school for 4 years.Great school, great teachers, they go above and beyond for the kids. I have two more children that will go to this school and I know they will do great at this school. I feel it's a great school, in fact best school in D211 to prep kids for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

As a former student of HEHS, I can atest to the fact that the teachers do help. I had alot of trouble with classes, and actually asked the teachers for extra help.


Posted May 13, 2014

The worst school for your child. My son complains to me everyday how disrespectful other students are with him and how the teachers do not pay attention to his complains. My son can not stand being in high school. You should not send your child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Hoffman Estates High School is a bad school. I went to Hoffman Estates High School and I would never send my child there. The worst teachers, discipline among students and it is a high school being among the worst and disrespectful people. They do not care how they talk to someone. It is really not a home of the hawks. It is the home of the prisoners.


Posted September 24, 2013

Excellent school is my son second house, the staff support my son in many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

amazing school, everyones super nice, friendly teachers, good quality of education, school as a whole is super fun to go to everyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2011

I have had 3 children attend this school. For the most part, the teachers at the school DO care. One of my children had an IEP and his case manager was excellent. My biggest complaint would be there tutoring system, which was only offered in a classroom setting, no "real" one-to-one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

If your child has any type of disability, mental or physical, do not expect any help for the school front.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

D211 is one of the best districts in IL. HEHS is full of teachers who truly care about their students and excellent activities for students to partake in. Though many students are lower-achieving upon entry into Hoffman, the teachers, apart from the Math Dept., always do their best to try and help. The administration is a little over the top sometimes, and enforces silly rules for the sake of enforcing them, rather than trying to make an actual difference by getting to the source of the problem. Many students in HEHS don't have parents that are deeply vested in their education, though and the administration doesn't really address that problem. Apart from that, you will not get the same diverse and wonderful experience anywhere else. I loved Hoffman and had some of the best years of my life there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

Hoffman Estates High School is a great school. Being in high school the kids should know that it's their responsibility to strive to succeed. Teachers become more than teachers of school, they teach life lessons. The teachers don't disregard students who fail, they help them to understand. They kids who seem like they aren't getting anything from the teachers are not helping themselves. They are in high school, not preschool. They aren't going to be babied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2008

Hoffman Estates High School is a great school it has excellent teachers and a diverse student body, I personally believe this is the best school in the district, you don't just learn the fundamentals of education but you learn life lessons and make great friends. Also after the construction it's also the best looking school in the district!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

This is one of the best schools, the teachers and administration try very hard to keep the students safe and on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Hoffman Estates High School is a good school, if you have a good student. But just like District54 in Illinois, if your child has any difficulty learning, you are in for a rough ride. They will try to evade their responsibility to provide extra help, you will have to threaten to get a lawyer before they will act. Discipline problems are shoved into a corner and pretty much ignored. Then when the student approaches 17 years old they will begin informing th student that they can quit at 17, or go to night school. The same with kids with learning difficulties. No real effort is made to help them or convince them to try and make in the school. The teachers there (incidentally, the highest paid in the state), are for the most part, uncooperative in keeping the parents posted about problems until they have already failed the student.Stay away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

i went to this school and let me tell u something. i liked this school very much and the teachers were great to me. i was kinda a trouble maker. u know every school has one and i was theirs. over all its a great school out their.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 27, 2005

Hoffman Estates is one of the finest High Schools in the State of Illinois. D211 is noted for its tremendous high schools. Check the data for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

I attended HEHS and I would never send my child there. The administration is very lax in there disipline with students and teachers. They don't focus on individual needs for success with the students. The focus of this school is athletics. I as well as many others found that they were hard pressed to get in the courses they needed for college. They also have little regard to any one with special needs or health problems. The parents have very little to say what happens in this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black32%
Asian81%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income47%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black37%
Asian68%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income38%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male54%
Black28%
Asian68%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income37%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

93.5%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 51%
Hispanic 25% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Black 13% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 755-5610

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