Herscher High School

501 North Main Street, Herscher, IL 60941
(815) 426-2103

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Public Grades 9-12 651 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Herscher Community Unit School District 2 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Herscher High School is a public high school in Kankakee. The principal of Herscher High School is Mr. Ron Oloffson. 651 students attend Herscher High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Herscher High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 651 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 21% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Herscher High School is 18:1. Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 26%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I see that only the good things get on here about Herscher High School. I wrote a bad reveiw and it is not here why not? I just wonder how many more bad reveiws that did not get posted. I bet the bad out numbers the good by a long shot. This just proves this site is bogus. I put 1 star because that isn't another option below that.

  • (5 years ago)

    Husband & I both attended & graduated from Herscher High School. All three children have attended one of the grade schools in the district and 2 are currently enrolled at HHS. The music program has been consistently rated one of the best in the state for over 30 years; the sports programs and other extra-curricular activites are very good. Most parents who have children involved in music sports and other extra activities are also involved themselves. Great family community & district.

  • (5 years ago)

    Herscher High School is the best. All 3 of my children went there and graduated. Simply the best!!!

  • (11 years ago)

    What is great about Herscher High School is its understanding of the whole young adult in both academic and extra-curricular activities. The music program is the best!

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