Phone: (847) 718-4810


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Mr. Sisson

Welcome to the website for John Hersey High School. John Hersey is a public, four-year comprehensive high school. John Hersey was built in 1967 and serves the communities of Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Mt. Prospect as part of High School District 214. District 214 is a leader in educational excellence consistently ranked among the best districts in the nation. District 214 is comprised of six high schools: John Hersey, Prospect, Elk Grove, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Rolling Meadows. John Hersey is proud to be an integral part of such a high-achieving district.

We are a comprehensive school that purposefully strives to meet the needs of all of its students. Academic rigor, extra-curricular and co-curricular offerings, as well as service to community are all aspects of character and intellectual development so vital for today’s students. John Hersey distinguishes itself through achieving high levels of success in multiple arenas. Our staff, our parents, our support staff, our administration, and our community all join together for the common purpose of preparing our students for the rigor of a global workforce and economy. At John Hersey High School, 95% of graduates attend a post-secondary institution. Our staff is extremely focused and committed to bringing their very best to the students of John Hersey and they have collaborated to raise the achievement bar to new heights each and every year.