Back to School: District Highlights

Back to School: District Highlights

  • Mike McCurry
  • 08/15/22

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, but for many families this month it is time to shift routines back into school-year mode.

I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I’ve enjoyed this time with my family, visiting with neighbors and friends, and taking advantage of all our community has to offer. As you prepare for the school year to begin, our team has put together highlights and helpful resources from our local school districts.


Clarendon Hills & Hinsdale

Elementary & Middle Schools – First Day of School August 22nd

In Clarendon Hills & Hinsdale, students and staff at our elementary and middle schools will be welcomed back on Monday, August 22. District 181 has put together a helpful toolkit for families to leverage as they plan for the first day of school. This toolkit offers support for the following:

- Registering for school

- Transportation

- Dining and meals

- Full calendar of the school year (including breaks and days off)

- Curriculum Night details

- School supply lists

…and much more! The toolkit has guides and links to every area you need to consider when starting the school year, and is a helpful place to get started.

Clarendon Hills & Hinsdale schools are some of the best in our state, and Clarendon Hills Middle School was actually ranked #21 in Illinois in 2021 out of over 1,000 schools. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well students are prepared for high school. If you’d like to learn more about Clarendon Hills & Hinsdale schools and see details of the rankings, here is the information.


Clarendon Hills & Hinsdale

High Schools – First Day of School September 6th

Our highschoolers return slightly later this year, with a start date after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 6. If you have yet to register your student, or have any questions about the schools, District 86 has a families page on the website with links to:

- Bell schedules

- Canvas access

- Forms and documents

- Residency verification and registration

- Student Handbook

…and more! As your family is soaking up the last weeks of summer and preparing for the school year, it’s helpful to take a look at your school website and verify that you have everything ready to go before beginning the year.

For Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale, we have two high schools – Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. Both are renowned schools, with Central ranked #9 in the 2022 high school rankings by U.S News & World Report, and South ranked #71. Additionally, both were named a U.S. News Best High School for being ranked in the top 40% in the country.


Buying & Selling within Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale

If you’re looking to purchase a home in Clarendon Hills or Hinsdale, you’ll be pleased to see such well-ranked schools in the area. The caliber of these schools does make buying competition higher though, which is important to be aware of when searching for a home. This means you’ll need to be able to move quickly if a home you are interested in goes onto the market, and be ready to collaborate closely with your real estate agent and the sellers to reach agreements.

Similarly, if you’re looking to sell a home in Clarendon Hills or Hinsdale, it’s important to keep in mind how valuable and important school districts are to families. We recommend that when promoting your home you call out that you live in these school districts and highlight their rankings. The price point of your home obviously has many factors beyond the school district, but living in an area with such high rankings is certainly an advantage for selling your home.

From everyone at The Mike McCurry Group, we wish you a fun and exciting school year! If your family is interested in moving into these school districts – or you are ready to sell a home in the area – contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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