School Details

Hillsborough Middle School

260 Triangle Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 874-3420
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 & ungraded 1135 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

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New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

About this school

Hillsborough Middle School is a public middle school in Hillsborough. The principal of Hillsborough Middle School is Dr Joseph Trybulski, whose e-mail is jtrybulski@htps.us. 1,135 children attend Hillsborough Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.5% of the Hillsborough Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 1,135 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hillsborough Middle School is 9:1. Auten Road School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 17%
Asian 15% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 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 8% 8%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is finishing her second year at HMS (8th grade). Our experience is that Hillsborough Middle School is a welcoming safe and academically rich environment. Many clubs and events for the kids. Educational and rewarding field trips. The atmosphere is positive and surprisingly nurturing at least from our viewpoint. It is a benefit that the 7th/8th graders are not mixed in with high schoolers it helps retain a more innocent tone. Seems to be a lot of school spirit and overall every student I've asked says they love HMS. I think a few years ago perhaps it was different? It is a good training ground for high school - lots of variety different teachers hands on learning opportunities for oral presentations and use of technology. Excellent music. Related arts such as Home Economics/Consumer Science industrial arts ("wood shop") and world language education are exceptional and contribute to well rounded students who love going to school. Teachers respond quickly. It would be nice if they had more extensive outdoor areas but it is a very pleasant and cheerful physical environment. Colorful posters and student work adorn the walls. Many dedicated students and athletes attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to agree with the last write at woodfern elementary the teacher were exceptional but once we entered in the intermediate and middle school everything went down hill. Now my child is a straight A student but Hillsborough tries to be Montgomery class A school which we are not. It's sad how our taxes pay for a school district that harbors bullies and condems parents who actually care about their children. I hope that Gov. Christie really comes down on school districts we have to many Vice Principals who are lousy at their jobs and the Principals don't get invovled where they should. I rate Hillsborough Middle school an F. It's really sad that we don't have an exceptional school district.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall Hillsborough School district schools are blue ribbon. Classroom size varies depending on honors/special education curriculum program; however is not exceedingly large for public schools. Excellent educational resource programs with teachers who are extremely skilled in their designated fields of study. Principalship is of strong leadership. Disciplinary programs are strict. Many extra-curricular activites to choose from ranging from academic clubs to recreational sports. Overall educational curriculum is good. Math and language arts curriculum is demanding and great measure of preparation for high school level.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hillsborough Middle School is the best middle school a kid could ever go to. The teachers are above phenmominal and help you every step of the way. There is something for every level ability whether it's education related or sports. There are a wide variety of clubs and activities for a 7th or 8th graders looking for some fun. I believe that Hillsborough Middle School should win an award for its excellence.

  • (7 years ago)

    Actually i am a 7th grade student age 13. I love Hillsborough and I love this school as well as ARIS and Sunnymead Elementary that I also went to. The middle school has alot of programs. sports include soccer cross country basketball wrestling field hockey lacrosse and softball. and there are so many clubs i cannot even count. i havent joined a club i didnt like.. and our sports teams are amazing. each marking period for 7th & 8th grade theres woodshop home ec music and art. good teachers good projects too. and theres alot of languages you can take.. spanish french italian and german. in high school you can do more obviously. parents arent TOO involved but for field trips theres class moms parents sell stuff in the book fair and they can have conferences with teachers to discuss their kid's grades or just email them. HMS rocks!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a student a 7th grader in school and let me say its great. The lady who posted below is wrong. Well it really depends on what teachers you get but the ones I have are great. The best teams in 7th grade are Team A and Team E (my team.. or they call them pods but not the drug!) Academically.. hmm its ok. just gotta work hard. I mean.. you learn alot and its alot of fun. theres alot of bands and orchestras.. and the sports are soccer cross country basketball wrestling softball and lacrosse. quite alot. theres art and you do alot with that too. you do more in art than in ARIS! eh.. parents are generally involved. not as much as in elementary school because we're not little kids anymore.. duh. but sometimes parents come and do things so its good I guess.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been involved in the HSA since my children were in kindergarten at Woodfern School. I was very pleased in the elementary level but I was exceptionally unhappy with the middle school. My children did well but I can honestly say that the teachers were unavailable the textbooks are outdated and creative thinking was not encouraged at all. there were also a lot of discipline problems that as a parent involved in the school I was aware of. I really recommend that Hillsborough parents keep open communication about what is going on. Thank goodness this is my son's last year at HMS.

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