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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hillsborough County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Tampa, FL. It has 220,252 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
11,098 responses
Average ACT
25
3,279 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
220,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
41.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,982/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$43,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Median Home Value
$322,749
National
$184,700

Hillsborough County Public Schools Reviews

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If you search up "Best School Districts in Tampa" there's no question that Hillsborough County Schools appears as one of the top three. Every aspect deserves 4 stars or even better 5! The Superintendent has done a fantastic job of supervising schools and ensuring that they only provide the best for their students and parents. Every decision made has been for bettering or improving the system built. The teachers and administrators are well trained and work well with students by connecting with them, preparing them for college, promoting the spirit of education, and the importance of it. Parents are up to date on what happens in the students' lives and many are happy with it. The schools, however, have little diversity. The majority of demographics are always Caucasian. The food could be better, encouraging more nutritional options for students and vegetarian options for those who are. Overall, the district is great.
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I enjoy learning at Hillsborough Country Public School! The professors are great, and I meet other students who share the same passion for music like me. For most of my classes the professors work with me, I personally sometimes struggle with turning in my assignments on time, but my professor were very understanding and worked with me. I love the diversity and cultural environment that Hillsborough Country Public Schools provides, their have been cases were I wasn't able to attend my class from cultural reasons, but it wasn't a issue for the professors.
I was new to Durant and I absolutely love it. It felt like home, very welcoming and very safe. The teachers are very kind, safety is both the school and the districts most important priority and is very well managed. The school and district do an excellent job communicating events and ways to seek help for any multitude of reason. I wish the district would allow students easier access to upcoming events the way that parents receive information Could be used for students as well. Both the county and school do an excellent job overall to promote, and achieve the success and safety of all students!