Community Consolidated School District 181

Hinsdale Middle School Outside View

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.

Hinsdale Middle School | 2021-22 School Year

Halloween Announcement

Halloween at HMS

We anticipate students wanting to dress up on Friday, October 29th. Please be aware that Hinsdale Middle School does not specifically observe Halloween or encourage students to wear costumes, although they are allowed. If a student dresses in a costume they must follow the guidelines below.

  • No Props – such as brooms, wands, knives, etc.
  • No Masks That Cover Your Entire Head / Face (Normal mask wearing is expected.)
  • No Fake Blood
  • No Aerosol Cans or Silly String
  • Normal Footwear
  • Limited Face Make-Up
  • School Appropriate Costume – Non-Offensive – No longer than Ankle Length
  • Hats – Only if it goes with the costume
Make-up and Hair Spray needs to be applied BEFORE arriving at school.

Candy and treats should not be brought to school or provided at school due to state and district food guidelines. Students will be referred to the office who have not followed the guidelines listed above, and run the risk of being asked to change. Please let Mr May know if you have any questions!

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HMS Administration

picture of Rocky May and Ruben Peña

Principal, Hinsdale Middle School
Ruben Peña

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

2021-22 School Year Hours:
8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


D181 Student Handbook

HMS Grade Level Homework 2021-22:

  • 8th Grade Homework
  • 7th Grade Homework
  • 6th Grade Homework