4 reviews
  1. Hillsborough, NJ
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Telephone
(908) 431-6600
Website

Hillsborough Township Public School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
362 responses
Average ACT
28
62 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,362
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$124,516,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,253/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    2%

Hillsborough Township Public School District Reviews

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Most of the teachers are very nice and supportive, however once in a while you will get a teacher who genuinely hates children and their job. For the most part though the teachers are well educated and really want to help their students. Almost all the teachers offer extra help, although this year with the teacher's union problems it has been more difficult for them. The guidance department and all of the higher authority figures such as the principal and vice principals are all very understanding and try to help the students as much as possible, however bureaucracy often gets in the way being it is such a large district. Classes vary in difficulty. There are many levels offered, so students can choose how much they want to challenge themselves. All considering, it is a good school however no high school is actually a good place to be.
Hillsborough High School has had some tough times this past year with the new contract settlements and the mold issues, but overall throughout the past four years I have been here, I have enjoyed it. HHS is a place that challenges so that when the seniors leave they are prepared for what life throws at them. If a student is looking for an easy A school, Hillsborough High School is not it, but that is why it is an amazing program. This school teaches you how to work for your grade an earn accomplishments rather than have everything handed to a student.
I believe that that diversity among students is amazing. Also, the amount of opportunities offered to students at all levels is great. Somethings I would like to see change would be the help from the administration. The guidance department often does not perform their job to the best of their ability. They very rarely let their students know of all of the opportunities available to students. Their help in the application process of the college search is minimal.