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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
920
14 responses
Average ACT
20
8 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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
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
Hillsboro Independent School District is a small and loving district. Everyone in the town comes support every sporting event that takes place that day. One thing I would hope to change would be the cafeteria food and the trust of the administration.
  • Senior
  • 3 months ago
All of my schooling has been in Hillsboro. I do not have a lot to compare it to. I do see that we DO NOT have teacher or parent support on a consistent basis. The same parents help with everything. Many parents don't even bother showing up for events. I do not know if I would choose a different path if I had it to do all over again. I have seen other schools that appear to be thriving and growing where our school does not seem to make progress from year to year.
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago