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John Hughes High School is the high school that Cece, Rocky, Deuce, Dina, Ty, Gunther and Tinka attend on Shake It Up. The gang (minus Ty) began the show in eighth grade. The visual style of the school is made to look like the real life Lincoln Park High School in Chicago.

Known Faculty

  • Principal - Principal Rabinoff
  • Vice Principal - Vice Principal Winslow
  • Teacher - Mr. Polk
  • Teacher - Mrs. Rubenstein
  • Teacher - Mr. Leech
  • Gym Teacher - Coach Lesseur
  • Librarian - Ms. Burke

Known Students

Freshmen (9th Grade)

  • CeCe Jones
  • Rocky Blue
  • Deuce Martinez
  • Danielle
  • Savannah
  • Candy Cho
  • Randy Cho
  • Dina Garcia
  • Gunther Hessenheffer
  • Howard
  • Tinka Hessenheffer
  • Abigail

Sophomores (10th Grade)

  • None

Juniors (11th Grade)

  • Tasha Brooks
  • Ty Blue

Seniors (Grade 12)

  • None


  • Start It Up
  • Give It Up
  • Add It Up
  • Kick It Up
  • Age It Up
  • Hook It Up
  • Wild It Up
  • Match It Up
  • Show It Up
  • Heat It Up
  • Glitz It Up
  • Hot Mess It Up
  • Reunion It Up
  • Sweat It Up
  • Model It Up
  • Twist It Up
  • Three's a Crowd It Up
  • Doctor It Up
  • Review It Up
  • Auction It Up
  • Copy Kat It Up
  • Egg It Up
  • Judge It Up
  • Parent Trap It Up
  • Weird It Up
  • Whodunit Up?
  • Tunnel It Up
  • Protest It Up
  • Wrestle It Up
  • Rock and Roll It Up (in 1953)


  • Although the school goes from grades 8-12, only twelve 9th and two 11th graders have been addressed by name.
  • The name of the school may be a reference to the infamous filmmaker, John Hughes, who is known for directing and/or writing films such as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the Home Alone trilogy. He grew up in Chicago, IL, where Shake It Up is set, and where a majority of his films were set. His last film written before his death in 2009 was Drillbit Taylor, in which Shake It Up's own Roshon Fegan appeared as a "Random Kid". Hughes was also buried in Chicago.