Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Hillsborough County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Tampa, FL. It has 211,923 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
901 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone
(813) 272-4050

Hillsborough County Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1130
7,780 responses
Average ACT
25
2,518 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
211,923
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.8%
Do You Work at Hillsborough County Public Schools? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,593
Teachers in First/Second Year
41.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,894,010,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,870/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Hillsborough County Public Schools Reviews

526 reviews
All Categories
My experience with Hillsborough County Public schools is more than below average. In my opinion, is the most dumbest district there could have ever been. There are times in need where Hillsborough County is just not there for you. There are many factors in this case. School isn’t safe, no where is to be called or known to be safe. You don’t know what people go through when they come home from school or vice versa, thats why everyone should be nice to each other because kids take things very seriously. At my school, there used to be 1 deputy surrounding my school. After the florida shooting, Hillsborough county sent an email to every parent saying there will be or there should be “50 officers” at each school, to help protect our students which i quote, “they are our most important priority”. The day i go back to school, expecting great change, more security, hillsborough made a fast and great decision to provide one more deputy to the school so now we have two!
Start Your Review of Hillsborough County Public Schools
Rate It!
This rating is for the SDHC as they have taken bussing away for those who are 2 miles within the school but have NO safe way to walk to school. Depending on the day, the air conditioner may be working or not working in some classrooms. So the kids and teachers are in classrooms that are 88 degrees which is not conducive to learning or very good for their health. High school kids can be jouling in the bathroom, kissing between classes, no supplies in bathroom - where is administration? And this is a top rated school! Pretty sad that public school is the way it is here in West Central FL.
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), the eighth-largest school system in the country, received a $100 million Gates Foundation Empowering Effective Teachers Grant in 2009. This grant recognized and enhanced the long history of collaboration and pay-for-performance programs in HCPS. According to Hillsborough County Teachers Association (HCTA) President Jean Clements, the HCPS teacher compensation plan will be regarded as "reliable, valid, fair, and easy to understand."

The HCTA, administration, and community have been recognized for their collaboration. In a Boston Consulting Group survey of more than 6,000 teachers and 500 school administrators, HCPS demonstrated extraordinary levels of employee engagement, with scores in the top quartile of all benchmark organizations. Both teachers and administrators attribute their success as a district to a high degree of trust, collaboration, and engagement.