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-
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
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
486 responses
Average ACT
29
90 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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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.
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Hillsborough High School has some great teachers that prepare students well for higher academics and standardized testing. Thus, this school ranks well in comparison to national averages. Some shortcomings and difficulties include the restrictions and prerequisites to take some classes and the rigor of certain classes.
I personally had a good experience at hillsborough high. I made many friends and participated in events and clubs etc. spirit night, football games, and prom are among my favorite memories from high school. I believe there really is a place for any student at the high school with all the programs and clubs we have at school. While some teacher actually cared and wanted to teach, others are unorganized pathetic excuses of educators. Some students cannot excel because the teachers favorite students, and you can't change teachers even if you have an issue with one. Some teachers could not care less about a single thing that goes on in school until their jobs are in the line and they must band together with the union to save their jobs. PE program in general is a mess. Beside all of that, hillsborough is a great place to go to school and I wouldn't have traded my experiences for anything.