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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hillsborough High School is a highly rated, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 1,900 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Hillsborough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
385 responses
Average ACT
27
112 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    19%
  • Anything where our band plays, they're amazing.
    13%
  • Senior sendoff
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Not touching the H
    11%
  • Pep rallys
    8%
  • Whenever the band plays
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,900
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,982/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Hillsborough High School always keeps their students involved in everything, sending remind updates about what's coming up, and even the scores at the sports games! The administration is always readily available to help with anything you can ask. The academics are excellent. Every teacher wants to see every one of their students succeed and make their way to graduation and college.
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In Hillsborough High School, I love the fact that the school celebrates different cultures around the year. We celebrate by having each homeroom represent a country and providing a dance, famous dish, and a creative presentation to showcase in the school. In addition, the school has a mini competition where teachers decorate their doors with the faces of influential African American and Hispanic leaders. It gives an opportunity to let the kids discover their or someone else's cultural heritage and admire the cultural arts. However, there is one thing that needs to be heavily focused in HHS. We need to focus more on hygiene in keeping our school bathrooms clean with the appropriates resources needed such as paper towels, soaps, tampon dispenser, waste box that is located in the bathroom stalls, and toilet paper.
Hillsborough High School although i was only there for two years was great! I found out about many things i did not know before and it was very helpful! I became more connected and got involved with so many clubs and they really inspired me to connect with my school. Not only that but my counselor and my teachers have helped me so much my senior year to complete everything i need for college with reminding me and making sure everything is smooth And i meet all requirements. I am a proud terrier and love the culture and connection my school has i have met some of the most amazing teachers and friends at Hillsborough High School and im so thankful