Hillsboro High School

80 reviews
  1. Hillsboro Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1600 Abbott Ave
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Telephone
(254) 582-4100
Website
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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
920
14 responses
Average ACT
20
8 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
13%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    10%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    20%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    50%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Friday night football and listening to the band
    88%
  • Friday night football, Wood shop, and track
    13%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
465
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,910
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,454/ year
National
$11,890
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses

Reviews

80 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    3
The cafeteria food isn't so great. The food looks either over cooked or not done and still has pink meat. Each day we have a certain food with a choice of pizza in another line always. Every week is the same exact food as before nothing different. But we also have a snack bar that we can go to to buy things such as better pizza, drinks like Gatorade or Powerade, water, and fruit drinks. Slush's are also served there. Different food baskets like chicken baskets or steak finger baskets are also served. If you aren't going to the snack bar i suggest you bring your own meal from home!
  • Niche User
  • July 18 2013
Hillsboro High School is one of the most unique schools I have been to in my life. In the two short years I have attended this school I have learned many things. This school is very different from my previous schools, and it has a distinct clic problem, which is noticeable as soon as you enter the building. I have also learned that many kids, even my age, have gone through many struggles, including losing a parent. The thing about this school is that many people who attend are very stuck in their ways but once you find the diamonds through the rocks you'll be just fine.
  • High School Junior
  • June 12 2015
There's not a whole lot to offer. They have Spanish as a elective, health, team leadership, we have a okay athletic team. The school overall isn't to bad. Classes are fun depending on what class it is. The pep rally's are good they do a lot of themes and activities. A/P is offered of course and honor classes. There's a lot of bright students in our school. Homework isn't given a whole lot to make it easier on students but that means we really have to pay attention in class time. We do what we have to do to get things turned in and accomplished.
  • Niche User
  • July 18 2013