Hillsboro Comprehensive High School in Nashville, TN - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    156 3.4
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Hillsboro Comprehensive High School is a public magnet school in Nashville, Tennessee. It has 1,206 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 50% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mixed.

3812 Hillsboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8400

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 156 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: One of the things that makes the school great is the theatre program. They're always coming up with something new to do and they keep the community guessing.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I attended my first football game at this school, first pep rally, first wrestling match. I also enjoy going to the soccer games (male and female matches). The school is unique because of its student body, everybody knows each other and can relate to what the other is going through, so we support one another, as well as the faculty and staff supports us through our journeys. I'd do it all over again because I've met some of the best people I know, and I've learned a lot about myself as well.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers try to balance the work for the students in order for them to have a life outside of school that does not center on academics. The academics are rigorous and the teachers understand this, so they provide out-of-school tutoring, when they really don't have to. They try to engage the class with different activities, sometimes simulating our habits through social media in order to be more approachable. They always communicate clearly, and typically they provide their professional and personal email address so it's easier for the students to reach them.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some care while others are bored and just give out random projects.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The IB students do the most work and is the reason why the school is rated as high as it is. Despite this, the IB students don't get as much fair treatment from the administration as the other students. Cockroaches and mice are literally every that you don't get scared of them anymore. The food is so terrible that I bring my own lunch now. There are about 3 stalls in the entire school that have locks. Also, never ever ever leave things unattended because your stuff will get stolen. Other than the physical attributes of the school, the staff is pretty nice. Although the staff can be nice, we are still treated like children. For example, substitute teachers aren't allowed to let students leave the classroom, and if you want to go to the restroom you have to have a supervisor to escort you. Sometimes it'll take 45 minutes for the escort to even get to your class, and by that time using the restroom isn't even worth it. Students literally protested 'free to pee' to get rid of this rule. Academics are a plus though.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 John Overton Comprehensive High School 3 mi. 1,791
4.00 Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School 4 mi. 1,195
1.66 Pearl Cohn Magnet High School 4 mi. 858
4.33 Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School 4 mi. 924
2.00 Hillwood High School 4 mi. 1,197

Around Hillsboro Comprehensive High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Hillsboro Comprehensive High School United States Hillwood High School Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School John Overton Comprehensive High School Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Pearl Cohn Magnet High School
African American 54.0% 15.0% 36.0% 20.0% 23.0% 39.0% 88.0%
White 36.0% 51.0% 46.0% 66.0% 35.0% 43.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 8.0% 4.0% 27.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 7.0% 7.0% 13.0% 11.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.0%


Grade 9 35.8%
Grade 10 26.3%
Grade 11 21.1%
Grade 12 16.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% Location
  • 19% IB program
  • 19% Academic pathways
  • 17% After school opportunities
  • 17% Student diversity
  • 5% No big dress code restrictions
  • 2% Coffee shop

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 39% The bathrooms aren't very clean.
  • 30% Outside of IB, behavior can be a problem
  • 13% The age of the building; things are falling apart
  • 13% Students are treated like kindergardeners
  • 4% New administration every year

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 79% The International Baccalaureate Program
  • 21% Location, location, location!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 36% Improving
  • 29% Different
  • 14% Tiring
  • 7% Awesome
  • 7% Imploding
  • 7% Lost

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Go for the IB program; they are the best classes
  • 27% Choose what fits best for you
  • 7% Don't do IB
  • 7% Don't do IB if you transfer from out of state

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.