Hillsboro High School
- HILLSBORO, IL
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade B minus
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C minus
- Health & Safetygrade C minus
- Administrationgrade C
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C minus
Hillsboro High School is a public school located in HILLSBORO, IL. It has 459 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Hillsboro High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade A
- Good for Familiesgrade B minus
- Housinggrade A minus
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 5 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 5 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
- Football games44%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$13,066 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses
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Hillsboro High School Reviews
Rating 3.13 out of 5 55 reviews
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As a student at Hillsboro High School, I have had a good experience with all of the exceptional teachers and faculty. They are always willing to help their students along their high school journey. Since it is a smaller school, there are not as many clubs or academic opportunities as other schools. Going forward, it would be great to see different options for students who would like to pursue something different than what is already provided at the high school.
There are many opportunities to start your desired field of study while in high school, however it is not centralized in one place. Many students have to travel to other towns in order to take these classes. The buildings are kept relatively in shape and clean, however they are spaced out and having to walk between the buildings in the winter is very brutal. There are lots of choices for the lunch choices but if your account is negative $25 you are only allowed a hot lunch that consist of 2 slices of bread with a piece of cheese in the middle, the available sides, and a milk. Not very nutritious if you ask me.
As a student at HHS, if you aren’t a sports player or a super genius, you don’t really matter. The buildings are ancient and falling down around us. Most of the teachers actually care about their students and if they are learning. But as someone who in the winter is often sick, there are some teachers that make you feel bad about yourself because you couldn’t be there. Overall, the other teachers and academic classes make up for not feeling important for not playing sports and the blatant lack of caring for the health of students.