A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Hillsborough High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hillsborough, NJ. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
466 Raider Boulevard
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Telephone
(908) 431-6600
Website

Hillsborough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
567 responses
Average ACT
29
104 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$114,731
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Median Home Value
$400,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Spirit night
    49%
  • Football games are always a good time
    19%
  • Coffee House
    8%
  • Theatre Events
    8%
  • Track meets
    6%
  • Do not have one
    5%
  • Sporting events
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,988
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,101/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Hillsborough is a great place to get your education and prepare for college. Courses are rigorous; there are a lot of great AP classes offered, and students are well prepared for college. Extracurricular are also great, with great athletics and arts. The only main issue is the school's funding priorities for extracurricular athletics. Hillsborough's swim and track teams consistently win state championships, and their arts programs are ranked among the best in the state. However, these programs are all strapped for money, which is funneled instead into the struggling football program. Hillsborough needs to fix its funding priorities.
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I've lived in various other states and in very different school systems, but Hillsborough Middle School and Hillsborough High School are absolutely amazing. Your teachers genuinely care about your education. In Middle School, our pod felt like a family, and at HHS, I can remember each of my teachers and smile. HHS also provides an array of opportunities in the form of electives and AP classes. If I had another year, I would take advantage of all of them: Mechanical Drawing, Medical Laboratory Techniques, Computer Programming 2... Not to mention, the ease for students to create a club that doesn't already exist. I was able to create Future Medical Leaders of America in a month and have it running for the 2017-2018 school year. The opportunities are endless at HHS. I recommend anyone to attend this amazing school. I'm actually sad to be graduating this year, but I wouldn't have gotten a better education anywhere else.
Hillsborough High School is well-equipped to give you some of the best education your child could want. Teachers are well-educated and lesson plans are organized and structured and I really feel like I'm ready for college. Courses that are mandatory such as Financial Literacy teaches students practical knowledge on how money works in the real world and gives insight as to how to fill out taxes, create a retirement plan, and a budget (most schools don't teach you this.) They've also implemented technology as a resource and this has had a huge impact on kids as they now have information readily available to them in class.