Hoffman Estates High School

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

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Public Grades 9-12 2014 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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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
  • Township Hsd 211 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hoffman Estates High School is a public high school in Hoffman Estates. The principal of Hoffman Estates High School is Mr. James Britton. 2,014 students go to Hoffman Estates High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 6% of the Hoffman Estates High School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 2,014 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hoffman Estates High School is 14:1. Schaumburg High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 41% 57%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 25% 18%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 21%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school is my son second house the staff support my son in many ways.

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    If your child has any type of disability mental or physical do not expect any help for the school front.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools the teachers and administration try very hard to keep the students safe and on track.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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