About Hampshire High School

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      Hampshire High School is directly aligned to District 300’s central mission: to ensure all students are college or career ready upon graduation. 

      Hampshire High School is located in Hampshire, Illinois, a northwest Chicago suburb in southern McHenry County. Our school is approximately 4.5 miles west of the Interstate 90 and Route 47 interchange. Hampshire has a population of 23,301, according to the United States Census. 

      Hampshire serves 1,655 students from the communities of Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, a portion of Huntley, Pingree Grove, and Sleepy Hollow. Our primary feeder pattern schools include Dundee Middle School in West Dundee and Hampshire Middle School in Hampshire. We celebrate our diverse student population: 


      Total Enrollment 1,647 Caucasian 64.97% African American 2.91% Hispanic 20.52% Asian 8.32% American Indian .06%

      Pacific Islander 0% 2+ races 3.22% Low Income 22.16% Disabilities 9.71% English Learners 2.61% Homeless .36%


      Hampshire is part of District 300, the 6th largest school district in Illinois based on student enrollment. District 300 serves over 23,000 students and covers 118 square miles in northern Illinois. The district includes 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 kindergarten through 8th grade school, 1 early childhood center, and 1 alternative school. 

Fast Facts

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      • Mascot: Whip-Pur
      • School Colors: Purple / White
      • Year Built: 2008
      • Number of Students who earned early college coursework: 408
      • Number of Graduates (class of 2017): 355
      • Graduation Rate: 93%
      • Scholarship Money Earned (class of 2017): $4.6 million

Maps and Directions

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      1600 Big Timber Road, Hampshire, IL 60140

      From Randall Road, turn west onto Route 72. Turn north onto Route 47. Turn west onto Big Timber Road. Continue past Route 20, turning onto Ketchum Road. The school is on the southwest corner of Big Timber and Ketchum on the far south of the campus next to Wright Elementary School.