• Mission Statement

    Hampshire High School is directly aligned to District 300’s central mission: to provide engaging and inclusive educational experiences that empower and equip all students to discover, innovate, and succeed now and in the future.

    The School and the Community

    Hampshire High School is located in Hampshire, Illinois, a northwest Chicago suburb in northern Kane 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 State Census.

    Hampshire School serves 1,914 students from the communities of Hampshire, Gilberts, Pingree Grove, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, and a portion of Huntley. Our primary feeder pattern schools include Hampshire Middle School in Hampshire and Dundee Middle School in West Dundee. We celebrate our diverse student population: 

    Total Enrollment: 1,914

    • Caucasian: 56.69%
    • African American: 4.23%
    • Hispanic: 27.59%
    • Asian: 7.26%
    • American Indian: 0.05%
    • Pacific Islander: 0.1%
    • 2+ Races: 43.97%
    • Low Income: 23.09%
    • Disabilities: 11.23%
    • English Learners: 7.21%
    • Homeless: 0.5%

    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 17 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 kindergarten through 8th grade school, 1 early childhood center, and 1 alternative school. 

    School Administration

    Dr. Brett Bending, Principal

    Nate Danielson, Associate Principal

    Jeff Ehardt, Associate Principal


    • 1,732 students earned early college credit*
    • 514 graduates*
    • 96% graduation rate
    • $3.5 Million Scholarship money earned*

    *Class of 2023

AP Testing for 2022-2023

SAT Data - Class of 2023

  • Post-Secondary Education

    75% of Hampshire graduates were enrolled in post-secondary education within 16 months of graduation.

    Graduation Requirements

    District 300 requires 26 credits for graduation.

    • English: Eight Semesters (4.0 credits)
    • Social Science: Six Semesters (3.0 credits)
    • Math: Six Semesters (3.0 credits)
    • Science: Four Semesters (2.0 credits)
    • Health: One Semester (0.5 credits)
    • Physical Education: Seven Semesters (3.5 credits)
    • Drivers Ed-Classroom: One Semester (0.5 credits)
    • Elective Classes: (9.5 credits)

    Strand 1 - Art, Foreign Language, Music (1.0 credit)

    Strand 2 - English, Math, Science, Social Science (1.0 credit)

    Strand 3 - Business, Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (1.0 credit)

    Grading System

    A student’s grade point average (GPA) is reported in two different ways on his/her transcript: weighted and non-weighted. The weighted GPA is calculated on a 6.5-point scale that is based on the level of each course. The non-weighted GPA is calculated on a 4-point scale and gives equal grade points to every course regardless of level.

    All classes taken for a grade will count toward a student’s GPA. In a Pass/Fail course, a passing grade does not affect a student’s GPA; however, a failing grade will be figured into the student’s total GPA with a weight of zero.

Weighted Scale (Out of 6.5)

Non-Weighted Scale (Out of 4.0)

  • Innovative Programs

    Advanced Placement (AP):

    Hampshire High School offers Advanced Placement courses in American Government, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Capstone Research and Seminar, Chemisty, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1 and C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, and U.S. History.


    AVID is a college preparatory program that empowers students to succeed in a rigorous academic curriculum. The AVID curriculum includes instruction in study skills, organizational skills, communication skills, writing, test-taking strategies, personal development, and team-building.

    Dual Credit Opportunities

    Dual Credit classes provide students with the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school and tuition-free college credits. Dual Credit opportunities at Hampshire High School include:

    Accelerate College:

    Dual credit Accelerated College Program provides qualified students the opportunity to attend Elgin Community College full-time during junior and senior year. To participate in this program, students must pass college placement tests and demonstrate a history of academic success. Students complete courses totaling 12-16 credit hours each semester that contribute to a Science, Applied Science in BNA Nursing, or Art Associates Degree.

    Middle College:

    Seniors in the top 10% of their class can earn both high school and college credit at the same time by taking Elgin Community College courses.

    Tech Prep Program:

    Tech Prep is “college prep” with a focus on career and technical programs. District 300 and Elgin Community College have a partnership to allow seniors to earn both high school and college credit. Students in this program attend ECC part-time during their senior year.

    Pathways to College and Career

    The District 300 Pathways Program offers students unique pathways to college and career success. Completion of a pathway way will provide student with real world experience to thrive in college classrooms and compete for 21st century careers.

    Hampshire High School offers the following pathways:

    Advanced Manufacturing:

    Students receive cutting edge classroom and laboratory experiences in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacturing technology while preparing for a career field that includes design engineers, precision machinists, or production managers.

    Early Childhood Education and Development:

    Students learn techniques for working with newborn to nine-year old children as they prepare for a career as an early childhood teacher or daycare provider.

    Elementary and Secondary Education:

    Students develop teaching objectives, design lesson plans, and experience teaching in a controlled environment as they prepare for a career field that includes elementary, middle, and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators.

    Welding Technology:

    Students study welding techniques, equipment setup, and metal identification while engaging in laboratory work]as they prepare for a career as certified welding inspector, mechanical engineer, technician, and welder.

    Click here to learn more about District 300’s Pathway Programs.