Hillsborough High School is a top rated, public school located in Hillsborough, NJ. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Hillsborough High School Rankings
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- Crime & SafetyA-
- Cost of LivingC
- Good for FamiliesA+
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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.28 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
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- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses
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Clubs & Activities
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Hillsborough High School Reviews
Hillsborough High School was a good high school in many ways, however, there are numerous negatives associated with the school. To begin with, positives include the athletic's at Hillsborough High School were very competitive and the coaches for the sport given us athletes many camps and personal training options. The sport I pursued was wrestling, as Junior and Senior captain we went to numerous camps to help our team succeed. Furthermore, Hillsborough High School teachers were very considerate and helped see you succeed. Although, they did not push me enough or prepare me enough for college, which is an obvious negative. As I entered college I had pursued an AA degree in exploratory studies due to not knowing my major. I wish my high school helped students figure out possible majors before entering college. My first year at my college I didn't do well in my academics.
Overall, I had a pleasant experience during my time at Hillsborough High School. The school provides lots of opportunities for academic advancement but like any opportunity in life, it is up to the student to apply themselves accordingly to reap the reward they desire. One of the best decisions I made during my time at HHS was enrolling in AP Macro/Microeconomics. The grading structure and college-level workload of this class prepared me very well for college. In regards to the social environment, students form strong cliques and are slightly hesitant to include new kids in their groups. Don't be so obsessed with fitting in, be whoever you want to be and others will be attracted to your authenticity. Student culture popularizes mediocrity while teacher culture tries to bring out the best in students.
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.