School Details

Hillsborough High School

466 Raider Boulevard, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 874-4200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2421 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hillsborough High School is a public high school in Hillsborough. The principal of Hillsborough High School is Ms Karen Bingert, whose e-mail is kbingert@htps.us. 2,421 students attend Hillsborough High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.8% of the Hillsborough High School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 2,421 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hillsborough High School is 13:1. Manville High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 71%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 17%
Asian 11% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 8%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    School is outdated. There are no air-conditioning in all hillsborough school district. Teachers aren't available for extra help after school. Very poor infrastructure.

  • (1 year ago)

    Quality of teachers varies. A few are great some good but most just don't care and are only there to collect a paycheck. Teachers are not required to stay after school to help students and if your child does need help some teachers require 24 hours advanced notice. It seems like so many parents have their child privately tutored because of poor teaching. Most of the emphasis is on sports and less on the academics. If you have a child with special needs they do very little to help the student and are not willing to provide accommodations that is in the best interest of the child. Teachers have complained that implementing such needed accommodations is too difficult because of the very large class sizes and that there just isn't enough time. I moved to this town years ago because of the high school rankings but unfortunately the school ranking continues to fall below satisfactory levels. In fact it has been published in newspapers that students are not prepared for college level math and english and as a result remedial courses are required in college.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a good school overall. The teachers have been great. They are very available to parents and students. Besides being highly qualified they truly care about the students. I wish the same could be said about the administration. They are inflexible and unhelpful.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a freshman at Hillsborough High School class of 2016. I have closely observed many positive and negative values of the school design. The design of the school was not planned out in any way. As the population grew the school had to make multiple additions. The 700/800s addition may just be the worst part. This wing of the school while being the newest part is isolated from the main building. To reach this two-level section of the school you must travel above the library through the 600s and back down a flight of stairs to reach the 700s. The library is between the main building and the 700s but can only be accessed through the main building. It serves as constant roadblock and causes one to travel upstairs just to go downstairs back to the main building. The old part of the school has horrible water fountains classes with no temperature control but has easy access to the Commons the nurse and the gym. The school appearance is dated. I looked at the floors in the main building and the fake tile is chipped and dirty. The water fountains have dead bugs inside of them and the bathrooms are unsanitary. The school just needs help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate of Hillsborough High Schools class of 2008. I have to say after being at this high school for 4 years the experiance overall is really good. The teachers prepare students well for college. And they are also very helpful when a child is struggling or has a problem. There are also a lot of great things to look forward to each year such as the football games and homecoming. Spirit Night in May is also tons of fun. There are also many clubs to join or feel free to create on of your own. The only down side to the school would be the administration such as the vice principals and the principal and the child study team. These people are not very helpful at all and cause more harm then help to the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Since I have attended several different schools in the west coast along with different countries I can honestly say that this school is much more advanced than your avergare American school. However this school has given me an opportunity to stretch my horizons far that most schools could not have. Compared with other public schools this is definitely a good school.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a recent graduate of HHS I can honestly say that there is little I would change about my four years at HHS. All of my teachers went above and beyond the call of duty to help their students. I was more than prepared for the work load at the college level. It is not too difficult to follow the rules of any school and no teacher is looking to punish a student who is at least trying to follow the rules and do their best work. Part of the education process is learning to function in an efficient and adult setting. HHS does a good job of allowing students to experiment in different classes and extra-curricular activities to determine what they enjoy and what they are good at.

  • (7 years ago)

    During my experience at HHS I found the academic programs very challenging and teachers who genuinely cared about their students and the subjects they were teaching. The schools extracurricular activities available were outstanding and the school is very well known for its achievements in music and many sports. Although the parent involvement left much to be desired it in no way took away from anything the school had to offer. Several of the faculty went above and beyond the call of duty and that will never be forgotten.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hillsborough High School is no more than what you would expect from most public schools in America. It's 'politically correct' stance stifles the kids creativity. In our experience the English curriculum proved to be the best for our child...with some of the most memorable teachers in our daughters high school experience. Overall the school did a 'fair plus' job. It definitely is not the school it pretends to be.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school needs to learn to help the students by working with them not trying to get them in trouble every chance they get.

  • (10 years ago)

    What can be said about Hillsborough. Thank goodness for the wonderful teachers who try their best everyday and shield the children from the administration and other sorry excuses for role models.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is entering his junior year and at each back to school night I've attended I am amazed at the sharp professional and highly qualified teachers I meet. They are interesting and personable. They bend over backwards to make themselves available to the parent and the student. Before or after school help can always be scheduled. My son has learned so much about so many things by having such a high caliber teaching staff at this school. They are extremely dedicated individuals who come together for one common goal and that of course is the education and welfare of their students.

  • (10 years ago)

    this entire school system is pathetically well rounded.. what i mean by this is that not only will your child be well educated he or she will turn out exactly like everyone else with no style or original thought in their head. the teachers base curriculum on what was written by someone else. for good god look at montgomery or some other town close by for a real education.

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