88 out of 10GreatSchools

Hillsborough High School

Hillsborough, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2263


Hillsborough High School
466 Raider Blvd
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 874-4200
Hillsborough High School is located in Hillsborough, NJ and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews10 Reviews

I am a sophomore in HHS currently. Over these past 1.5 years I have seen much. Teachers: The quality of the teachers varies greatly. There are some who truly care about you and try to help you in every way possible. Whether its staying after school or coming in early for extra help. However, there are also many teachers who just don't care. They will teach their class (sometimes the quality of their teaching is quite poor too) and then leave promptly at 2:25. They don't make any effort in helping you and unfortunately education is a two way street. Both the student AND the teacher must put in effort to see results.Guidance Counselors: My guidance counselor is amazing! She is so nice, helpful, and is there for you whenever you need her. I have heard equally as wonderful things about the other counselors as well. (NOTE: Your guidance counselor is probably the MOST important person of your high school life. They are the ones who will guide you and they are also the ones who send out your high school transcript to colleges, get you scholarships, and anything else college-related. Make sure you maintain a friendly relationship with them. :) )Extracurricular Activities: There is a wide variety of clubs and teams for students of all different interests.In general, this school is great but you do have to make an effort to get the most out of it. We are the 42nd best high school nationally, so obviously majority of HHS's students do academically well. I really do like the school and look forward to my last 2.5 years here.
School is outdated.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.
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.
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.
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