JHHS Theater Presents - The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

"The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet" a fun, fast-paced, and humorous rendition of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Seuss style. Performances are February 5-7 @ 7:00 in Hersey’s Black Box Theater. Seats are limited so reserve by contacting Joann Langley at joann.langley@d214.org or 847-718-4882. » Continue Reading


The State “ACT Plus Writing” exam will be administered to all Hersey Juniors at Hersey on MARCH 3, 2015. This is an official “ACT”. There is no registration required. In order to help our Juniors prepare for the March 3rd ACT test, the administration of Hersey High School has set Wednesday, February 11, as a PRACTICE ACT Test Day. » Continue Reading

JHHS Jazz Band Receives Honors at Purdue Jazz Fest

Hersey’s Jazz Combo 1 received an Outstanding Performance award and second place, while Jazz Ensemble 1 captured the Judge’s Award, or third place. Jazz Combo 2 also received fifth place honors. Trumpeter Yuki Nojima was named one of two outstanding soloists in both Jazz Ensemble 1 and Jazz Combo 1. » Continue Reading

Hersey Debaters Start Post-Season on a High Note

JHHS qualified two students to the TOC Finals with one student finishing in third place. Senior Logan Maurer came within one point of winning it all at the daylong event at Deerfield High School on January 17th. Also qualifying for the final was Senior Karthik Ravi. Karthik has been Hersey’s most successful speaker since he has won individual honors in each event. » Continue Reading


Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 7, 2015
ACT testing at Hersey 7:45
Monday, February 16, 2015
Presidents' Day - Non-Attendance Day
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Welcome from
the Principal

Gordon 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. John Hersey is in a northwest suburban district of Chicago (214). Township High School District 214 is a leader in educational excellence consistently ranked among the best districts in the nation. ... » Continue Reading


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