Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepC+
- Clubs & ActivitiesC-
- Health & SafetyC-
- Resources & FacilitiesD
Hillsboro High School is a public school located in Hillsboro, IL. It has 499 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
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 responsesReport
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
- 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
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- 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
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.
There was a handful of teachers that care, but most are there for a paycheck. Our guidance counselor is a joke. He does not help the students that really need help. If you look at our scholarships awarded at the end of the year, the majority of the recipients are children of school district employees. I had went into his office multiple times for scholarship information, but was continually told there was nothing to apply for.