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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B+
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.
Address
466 Raider Boulevard
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Telephone
(908) 431-6600
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Hillsborough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
585 responses
Average ACT
29
106 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
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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
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  • 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
A-
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
12:1
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
Very 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 High School Reviews

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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.
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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.