Hillsboro Comprehensive High School in Nashville, TN - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,143
  • Type
    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    148 3.4
  • Ranking

Hillsboro Comprehensive High School is a public magnet school in Nashville, Tennessee. It has 1,143 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 148 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 148 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has changed my way of thinking
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The students are okay, but they tend to be impolite and inappropriate.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: The quality and condition of the school building represents the age in which it was built. It's not a new building so it doesn't look shiny and new but it's not dilapidated and completely falling apart either. Students always have access to various technologies like computers, computer labs, some science equipment (the school definitely needs help in the science department). The guidance counselors always put together numerous college prep sessions which help parents and students figure out and navigate the College application, acceptance, and scholarship World. Hillsboro is unique in the afterschool academic overtime is the place for students can get the help that they need after school for about an hour everyday. If a student isn't doing their classwork it's assigned but otherwise it's open if the student feels that they need help. It depends on the academy how much parent involvement there is; within the IB academy there is a lot of parent involvement. I never rode the bus so I don't know anything about the bus system.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: The social scene at Hillsboro is vibrant and filled with a diverse population of students coming from multiple backgrounds and cultures. Students are heavily involved in on campus activities primarily through the student Government Association and yearbook and BurroTV. There used to be a chapter of GSA but it closed. Overall Hillsboro is very accepting of different ethnicities and races as well as different sexual orientations.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Overall safety at Hillsboro is not concern, well yes there are fight fair broken up quickly and efficiently by teachers and the on campus police. I do believe that there are things the school could do to improve safety as there are ways for people to get into the building without going through proper sign in procedures. So long as there're no guns on campus I feel completely fine. As far as I know there's not a full-time school nurse; and our wellness program regarding sexual health is severely lacking.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School 4 mi. 1,191
1.66 Pearl Cohn Magnet High School 4 mi. 807
4.33 Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School 4 mi. 935
2.00 Hillwood High School 4 mi. 1,213
3.00 Nashville School of the Arts 4 mi. 714

Around Hillsboro Comprehensive High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Hillsboro Comprehensive High School United States Hillwood High School Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Nashville School of the Arts Pearl Cohn Magnet High School
African American 54.0% 15.0% 36.0% 21.0% 37.0% 34.0% 89.0%
White 36.0% 51.0% 47.0% 66.0% 45.0% 57.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 7.0% 5.0% 4.0% 5.0% 4.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 7.0% 7.0% 11.0% 2.0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 31.6%
Grade 10 23.3%
Grade 11 23.1%
Grade 12 21.9%

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 14 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 23% Location
  • 19% Student diversity
  • 19% IB program
  • 19% Academic pathways
  • 19% After school opportunities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 50% The bathrooms aren't very clean.
  • 29% Outside of IB, behavior can be a problem
  • 14% The age of the building; things are falling apart
  • 7% Students are treated like kindergardeners

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 100% The International Baccalaureate Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Improving
  • 33% Different
  • 11% Lost
  • 11% Awesome
  • 11% Tiring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% Go for the IB program; they are the best classes
  • 18% Choose what fits best for you
  • 9% Don't do IB if you transfer from out of state

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 18% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.