Community Consolidated School District 181

Hinsdale Middle School Outside View
Science Classroom
HMS classroom
HMS gym
HMS classroom
hms library
band and orchestra room

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.


Cory Burke
Principal, HMS

About HMS

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.

HMS Announcements


Short Advisory Schedule

SCROOGE TICKETS Tickets for the HMS Musical Scrooge! are on sale NOW! Get your tickets during lunch. All tickets are $10. Performances begin Thursday, December 8th. Get yours before they are sold out!

ORCHESTRA LESSONS CANCELED TODAY However, there will be harp lessons.

MATH CLUB Come to math practice TOMORROW, Tuesday, or any Wednesday after school in Ms. Cagney’s room, 319.

LOST & FOUND Lost and found items can be found outside of the gym (lunch items and clothing) or in the cabinets under the grade level cubbies in the entry foyer (books, pencil cases, etc). ALL unclaimed items without names will be donated right before winter break. Come find your stuff!!

 LUNCH Today in the cafeteria you may chose vegetable fried rice or the burger bar.

HMS Events

Districtwide Events

HMS Administration

Principal, Hinsdale Middle School
Cory Burke

Assistant Principal, Hinsdale Middle School
Rocky May

Pupil Services Administrator
Chris Reid

HMS Middle School Information

100 S. Garfield Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone: 630.861.4700
Fax: 630.861.4086

School Colors: Blue and White

School Mascot: Spartan

School Year Hours:
8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

HMS Quicklinks

HMS Sports Schedules

Food Service Quicklinks

D181 Handbook

District 181 Student Handbook

The District 181 handbook (Elementary Handbook and Middle School Handbook) provides useful information about District 181’s policies, procedures, resources, and expectations for students. Please take some time to review the handbook with your child(ren) and reference it throughout the year.