The school was founded in 1923 and the first 16 students graduated in 1926. Herning was only a small town at that time, but both the area and the town have been developing fast through the years.
Now Herning Gymnasium has 920 students and 100 teachers and other staff members.
The principal is mr. Soeren Broendum, who was appointed in 1988.
The school is of course a part of the Danish educational system. It is an upper secondary education for boys and girls aged 16-19 years. The school offers different branches of study. The four main branches are
The school is located in a very up-to-date building complex. There are classrooms, laboratories, sport facilities, library and media centre and study rooms for both students and teachers. There are internet facilities in the whole building.