School Details

Hinckley-Big Rock High School

700 East Lincoln Avenue, Hinckley, IL 60520
(815) 286-7500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 230 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Hinckley Big Rock Community Unit School District 429 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hinckley-Big Rock High School is a public high school in Hinckley. The principal of Hinckley-Big Rock High School is Jay Brickman. 230 students attend Hinckley-Big Rock High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Hinckley-Big Rock High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 230 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". The ratio of students to teachers at Hinckley-Big Rock High School is 13:1. Sandwich Community High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 90%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.1%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The review below was written by a teacher - in fact the teacher doing the two new courses listed. I flagged the review below to be reviewed by Great Schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been attending Hinckley-Big Rock High School my entire High School experience and I have to say it is wonderful. Yes the school is small but what can one expect from only 200 teenagers. The teachers are wonderful and really try to teach people not only the class they are the administrator or but also good morals and proper conduct. The English History Math Science and Spanish departments are top-notch. I personally am very excited to go to school next year (senior year) because the board has included two new classes Advanced Psychology and Speech. The only problem I see with this school is the students. A lot of them do not participate and are dare I say bad kids. I highly recommend Hinckley-Big Rock High School to anyone's choice in a school to have their children attend.

  • (3 years ago)

    I hate this school. I moved here a few years ago if you are not a resident of the town of Hinckley or Big Rock your whole life you pretty mcuh get the cold shoulder. Teachers favor certain last names and they do a horrbile job. There are a few teachers that are AWESOME ! But it sucks because they work here they can do so much better somewhere else. They either let students get away with everything or over punish . The school board does not listen to the students. This is a farming community so to me I feel like most are sexist. I would not reccomend this school for anyone but if I did it would be for the few teachers that you actually feel like they care.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an amazing school! I have never been so impressed by a public school before!

  • (8 years ago)

    This will be my daughters first yr. in Hinckley Big Rock and she comes home everyday and comments on how good the kids are to here as if she has been there for 3 yrs. I was a little spectical at first because coming from Chicago and from a Catholic school I didn't know how she would adjust to a public school especially a high school but I am happy to say that even at the open house the teachers were very interested in having her as a new student I know that she will excel to a good student as the yrs. go by.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very limited amount of class choices in fact there are none unless you are college bound. One counseler for the whole school. Small town all personal info available to everyone just go ask!

  • (10 years ago)

    No sense of community and poor teachers make this school a poor choice. The addition of a new school cannot hide the problems within it poor teachers poor course offering besides the basics poor teachers poor curriculum poor teaching styles and teachers poor extracurricular offering and lack of commitment to the education and growth of the students. The worst part is that they make no effort to gain community feedback or ask for our help beyond money. The community has a lot to offer in terms of school improvement but the school would rather close its doors and pretend they don't hear us.

  • (10 years ago)

    The discipline by the administration is very petty. They should spend more time trying to provide a better rounded education to their students. Not much past the basic academics and very limited sports.

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