A Note From Principal Burke
Dear HMS Community,
After spending the last 17 years in District 54 I am thrilled to spend my first year as a principal at HMS. After spending my career teaching Language Arts and as an Assistant Principal, I am ecstatic to be a part of the CCSD 181 community.
I firmly believe that all students can learn and grow and that when they have strong relationships with educators their performances only improve. Every student in our building belongs to us and we are all collectively responsible for helping them grow.
Consistency, collaboration, and culture are a lifestyle for me and I will continue to work to strengthen each of them at HMS.
I welcome your involvement in helping grow student successes. Please feel free to contact me anytime via email.
Hinsdale Middle School is proud to be a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. We believe our Blue Ribbon Award reflects our commitment to our students’ growth not only intellectually but also as emerging young adults and community members. We treat our students as we would treat our own children—with empathy, support and boundless enthusiasm. Go Spartans!
Students have attended school at the intersection of 3rd Street and Garfield Avenue in downtown Hinsdale since 1886. It was first the site of an all-boys school in the late 1800s, Hinsdale High School in the 1920s, and the former Hinsdale Middle School from 1976-2018. In January 2019, the tradition continued as District 181 opened the doors of the current Hinsdale Middle School at 100 S. Garfield Ave. Thanks to the successful passage of a referendum, the building process began in November 2016.
When students enter the doors of HMS, they find a curriculum that goes above and beyond state and national standards, a rich encore program, and extracurricular options that help students find and develop their individual interests and passions.