HPHS is a wonderful school academically. It offers a lot of AP and Honors classes that will challenge you, which is generally a good thing but the students are competitive. However, socially, it's not exactly a diverse community. While we do have a sizable latino population, there is de facto segregation in terms of the classes they take, and where they hang out in the school. The school's black population exists but is pretty small.
One of the best things about HPHS is FOCUS, an every other year program that's 3 days and 4 nights all about all aspects of the arts. You only have three classes for those days, and you spend the rest of you time going to performances, listening to professionals talk about their field, making glass or word-working projects, and a bunch of other stuff.
Another plus is Charity Drive. A charity is selected by the student body, and then, during the entire month of February, the school and the community raise money for that charity. Last year, HPHS raised over $150,000 for Bear Necessities.