Welcome to Hoffman Estates High School

  • The staff and administration of Hoffman Estates High School welcome you. We are excited to provide our community with extraordinary opportunities, innovative teaching, and we invite you to join us for exceptional learning.

    We strive to ensure student success through involvement in rigorous academic courses, competitive athletic teams, and participation in extracurricular clubs and activities. Hoffman Estates High School currently offers students the opportunity to enroll in over 20 AP courses, 17 dual credit courses, and over 60 career and technical preparation courses. We also continue to increase our student participation in our 32 athletic programs that consist of 120 different levels of participation. In addition to our competitive athletic programs, we also offer students the opportunity to participate in over 60 competitive and noncompetitive clubs, activities, and fine arts programs.


  • In the early 1970's, a 40 acres parcel of land located on Higgins Road, Northwest of Highway 58 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois was selected as the site for Schaumburg Township's new school to serve freshman and sophomore students. Construction of this new school, Hoffman Estates High School, was completed in 1973 and was designed to support an enrollment of 2,500 students. The High School was dedicated on October 21st, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. 

    Construction of Hoffman Estates High School - early 1973  

    Hoffman Estates High School in 1973

    In 1975, Hoffman Estates High School became a four-year institution. The original building has undergone many construction projects since opening, including the addition and remodeling of our fine arts facilities, remodel of our science laboratories, and additions to our media center and main entrance. The athletic facilities were also updated to include an artificial turf field, multiple gym spaces, and a redesigned swimming pool.

    Hoffman Estates High School in 2017

    Today, Hoffman Estates High School is a highly rated, public school serving over 1,900 freshman through senior high school students from Hoffman Estates and surrounding communities.

    Fun Facts In Hawks History

    • Hoffman Estates High School was constructed for a total cost of $7.22 million in 1973
    • Steve Snow (Class of 1989) was a member of the 1992 US Olympic Soccer team
    • Ken Snow (Class of 1986) played on the US Mens National Soccer Team and was selected as male college player of the year twice
    • Sal Fasano is a coach with the Atlanta Braves and played major league baseball as a catcher with various teams
    • Sherri Shepherd is an actress, comedian, author, and tv personality, winning a Daytime Emmy Award as host with The View in 2009
    • Eric Saubert is a professional football player with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons
    • Walter Payton was an assistant basketball coach for the Hawks from 1992 to 1994

Mission Statement

  • Township High School District 211 serves the educational needs of the community inspiring all students to successfully contribute to the world.

Value Statements

  • Academic Rigor – Our District values engaging curriculum built upon high-quality educational experiences to develop critical thinking.

    Accountability – Our District values the charge of providing thorough and accurate information with all shared stakeholders.

    Communication – Our District values an open exchange of information and perspectives.

    Compassion, Dignity and Respect – Our District values and honors the strengths and diversity of all individuals.

    Education and Learning – Our District values the continuous pursuit of knowledge, preparation and readiness to pursue future endeavors.

    Efficiency – Our District values systemic measures and practices to optimize the community’s resources throughout the organization.

    Financial Integrity – Our District values strong fiscal management and reporting practices to ensure the highest degree of financial stewardship.

    Innovation – Our District values continuous improvement to advance educational and operational practices.

    Opportunity – Our District values fostering a comprehensive array of enrichment experiences to support all aspects of student development.

    Safety – Our District values safeguarding the welfare of all by providing a positive and respectful environment. Wellness – Our District values cultivating the healthy physical, social and emotional well-being of all.

    Wellness – Our District values cultivating the healthy physical, social and emotional well-being of all.


  • Hoffman Estates High School is accredited by the North Central Association and is a recipient of the United States Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence award.

    In 2022, Hoffman Estates High School received recognition as an Exemplary School - the highest designation the Illinois School Board of Education assigns to schools for accountability and school improvement.