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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Hillsborough High School is an above average, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 1,980 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
5000 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Telephone
(813) 276-5620

Hillsborough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1200
304 responses
Average ACT
27
91 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,245
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,300
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    22%
  • Anything where our band plays, they're amazing.
    13%
  • Senior sendoff
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Not touching the H
    10%
  • Pep rallys
    9%
  • Whenever the band plays
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,980
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,593
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$9,870/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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Hillsborough High School Reviews

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Hillsborough High School is a very diverse high school that promotes its success in academics and diversity. These are the strongest benefits of the school. Hillsborough definitely prepares you academic wise for the world and provides many opportunities to enhance your academic experience, such as allowing you to make up credits and offering classes that help prepare you for life and help give you a head start before you head out into the world.
If Hillsborough did need to improve one aspect of its environment, it would be the safety. So many fights are started at this school that it's almost expected when it occurs. Administration tries their best to eliminate the number of fights that happen at the school, but sometimes it isn't enough. If the fights were eliminated altogether, Hillsborough would be almost perfect.
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The people are great! Both teachers and students. The quality of education is amazing especially in English and Literature. The math department is improving as well. The segregation of traditional and IB is unusual and outdated. We have two totally different bell schedules. We should all be able to interact more often to cultivate our minds and broaden our understanding that we are one in the same.
I am currently a Freshman in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and I've got to say that my experience so far has been wonderful! I love how understanding the teachers, principal, assistant principal, IB counselor and other administrators are. They are all very helpful and kind, and will do their very best! If you ever need anything or have any questions, there is no need to be shy- just ask! The teachers are great and easy to speak to. The clases are a good size with a calm and focused environment. The electives are fun and interesting, and you will never be bored with the clubs. One aspect which is very useful is the JA or study hall and lunch is separated into three different sections- A, B, and C. I recommend Hillsborough (IB) to any student wanting an interesting and challenging experience. It is definitely worth it in the long run!