5K Run Fundraiser: Hersey for Hirschfeld

Join us for a walk/run in honor of Mr. Hirschfeld and his family. We will also be holding a raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses. John Hersey High School's National Honor Society hopes to see you there! » Continue Reading

JHHS Hires New Head Football Coach

Over the past four years, the John Hersey High School football program has forged a competitive image based on an aggressive, attacking style of defense led by Defensive Coordinator Joe Pardun. Next season, Pardun will take on greater responsibilities as the seventh head football coach at Hersey. » Continue Reading

JHHS Presents Legally Blonde, The Musical

“Bad hair day? It’ll soon brighten up with this show” was one critic’s response to Legally Blonde, The Musical: “an explosion of pink, blonde, girl power.” This high-energy, non-stop singing and dancing comedy will invigorate every audience member and leave them wanting to “Go Blonde.” Please join us on April 24-26 at 7:00 and April 26 at 2:00. Reserved tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Joann Langley at 847 718 4882 or joann.langley@d214.org. » Continue Reading

Yearbook & Senior Baby Picture Information

Yearbooks can be purchased at anytime during the year in the Main Office for $50. Cash or a check can be made out to John Hersey High School and can be turned into Karen Flickinger in the Main Office. Senior Babies (pictures) are only sent home if you sent a self addressed envelope at the beginning of the year with the picture/order. Senior Baby photos should arrive by the first week of May. » Continue Reading

John Hersey High School awarded $5,000 "Back 2 Books" Grant

We are pleased to announce that John Hersey High School is the recipient of a Back 2 Books grant in the amount of $5,000.00 to support the library’s interdisciplinary STEM Education. The grant was provided through the generosity of the office of Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State to provide quality library materials. The funds will be used to update library materials in support of the interdisciplinary forums and to support an interest in literacy in science. » Continue Reading

Hersey Orchesis Makes It To State 2014!

Hersey Orchesis was selected Saturday February 15, 2014 to perform in the Illinois High School State Dance Festival for the third consecutive year in a row! 'Til The End' choreographed by Hersey senior Katie Kowols will be one of eleven pieces, in the entire state of Illinois, represented in this festival on May 10, 2014 at Stevenson High School. Congratulations! » Continue Reading


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014
PSAE Testing - Special Schedule
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Orange L.A.T.E. Day
Saturday, May 3, 2014
SAT Testing @ JHHS
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Orange L.A.T.E. 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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