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 2,290 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% 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
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1250
527 responses
Average ACT
29
93 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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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.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Spirit night
    49%
  • Football games are always a good time
    20%
  • Coffee House
    8%
  • Theatre Events
    8%
  • Do not have one
    5%
  • Sporting events
    5%
  • Track meets
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,290
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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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.
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HHS is a great place to learn and grow up. Like every school, it has its flaws, namely diversity and the layout of the school. Getting from one class to another in five minutes is sometimes impossible depending on your location in the building. Students, however, all share Spirit Night together in May, competing against the other classes. This is the best night of the year and everybody looks forward to somehow getting involved, whether through the dance, the games, the video, or just cheering on their friends. HHS has a lot of sports and clubs for students to choose from, allowing them to figure out their interests.
The school is very qualified to educate kids in subjects that are required to graduate the school. They are also equipped with the right technology and resources to help the students out anyway they can. The school has a lot of great teachers that love their job and the subject they teach however not all of them are the best. I realize that not every teacher can be the "best" but they can possibly do a little better than they already do. As someone who wants to be a teacher I like to see what I can learn from the good ones and from the not so good ones. Overall, I cannot complain about the high school I loved my time there and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.