Hillsdale high school is a very good school, for it has good teachers, and good academics. Teachers teach students very well, and they are willing to help in terms of need. Furthermore, teachers do support support as well. The school divide students in group, or known as houses. These are Florence, Marrakech, Kyoto, Cusco, Jakarta, and Timbuktu. Each houses has advisors, which is a main teacher that manages all his or her students. Additionally, Hillsdale teachers does really push students to overcome their limitations.
My son is a sophomore at Hillsdale High School this year and we are extremely happy with the school and teachers. The small learning community program made for an easy adjustment from the very small private school my son attended 1st - 8th grade.
Hillsdale High school is a good school for many reasons. When I started freshmen year, I didn't know anyone there because I'd moved there from out of town, but easily within a week I found friends. As a sophomore now, I know people of all grades. The school has a lot of cool electives, along with a variety of sports choices. It has languages you can take and advisors that constantly pay attention to your grades.
good teachers, mostly from Stanford, this school is run more like a small charter than a public school. My daughter is very happy there.
My son is very very happy at Hillsdale. The teachers know their kids, they know their weakness and strengh and work with them. This school is the best school in the district.
Hillsdale High is a wonderful high school. Among the strongest academically in San Mateo County.
I REALLY love this school!!! Coming from a small private Catholic school, I was worried about the transition. But from the very first day, I made tons of new friends and loved the teachers. The teachers are so wonderful and supportive of their students and work hard to help them learn and succeed. As the top student from my middle school, I was looking for new challenges-which I definitely wanted and are helping me to reach my full potential. HHS has great facilities-many which are being redone. I think the SLC's are very useful in that each student gets more individual attention from teachers. The Houses help students bond with a special group of students and their teachers. (GO MARRAKECH!!) :) Overall I think this school is wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone!
I graduated last year from Hillsdale. This is a fantastic school. I felt that all of the teachers in my SLCs really knew me and cared about me. No one can "fall through the cracks" here, which is why the drop-out rate is so much lower than other schools. I know a lot of people who transferred here after starting at other district high schools, even Aragon, which people think is so great. But we're better, even though we don't have the $ like they do. Even more people tried to transfer here and couldn't, because it was full. My sister goes here too, and loves it. I did well on the AP exams and got into a great university; Hillsdale was one of the reasons why.
Hillsdale is a terrific school. Teachers are caring, know my child's capabilities, and challenge him accordingly. The advance classes are challenging indeed. The Censoria and Hamonia program was a great teaching tool!! Any school can throw homeworks at kids, but not every school can teach and help kids learn. Keep up the good work.
Hillsdale is best school in the district, the SLCs helps teachers get to know their students better . :] Everyone is friendly and the teachers help you with everything, especially the advisory teachers.
great new small houses to divide the school and better know the kids
I think hillsdale is a great school. I have only had one issue with a teacher not being easy to get along with. You know the old...One bad apple...
I Just Love this school , my son is on his second year there and we are very Happy about Hillsdale High, I was very proud especially today how they handle the situation , Thank you for keeping our children safe.
It's disappointing to see such a low rating for a great school. The different philosophy of this school obviously isn't taken into account when giving the rating. It has been featured in Newsweek Magazine and has a great partnership with Stanford University. Test scores have made larger climbs than any other school in the area. As a parent I couldn't be happier with the education my children are getting. I feel like my kids are in a private school without having to write the big checks. The rating doesn't come close to reflecting the great education children receive at this school.
Hillsdale is the only school in the district to have a partnership with Stanford University, small learning communities, concurrent enrollment for college credits and an internship program. It is by far the best school in the County.
From my freshman to senior year at Hillsdale, it has been my home. My teachers all four years have been supportive of me. My freshman/sophomore english teacher has inspired me to get a teaching credential and maybe go to Stanford. My freshman/sophomore history teacher was also my mock trial coach for the last three years and he always pushed me to my limits. Smaller learning communities have made families at Hillsdale. In reference to an earlier comment made on how the smaller learning communities create 'clicks;' I would politely disagree. The house system divides students into common english, history, and science teachers. If you're taking special classes like advanced math or any elective, you still meet people outside of your house. Houses in the first place aren't against each other. That's just another thing I love about Hillsdale; we are so u-knited. =]
Starting high school was intimidating. All of a sudden I had to deal with new teachers, new classmates, and a housing system I was unfamiliar with (Florence? Kyoto? Marrakech?). But after walking into Hillsdale that first day, my worries were swept away. Yes, my classes were different. Of course, houses changed things. But instead of a large group of students I barely knew, the houses turned us into a family. I had an advisor who kept up with not only my academic activities, but knew me as a person and kept up with my outside interests. I had classmates who I grew to know and appreciate in ways I never would have in any other setting, and of course I grew intensely loyal to my house (FLorence forever!) Hillsdale has always felt like a place I belong.
I went here for my first two years of high school. Never was i so miserable with how it was run. The smaller learning communites DONT WORK. they break up a whole class and put you into 'clicks' called houses. it breakes you down to if your smart or not. Having the same teahcers for two years was such a waste of time. Most my teachers left after my first year and i never had a steady english teacher my whole sophmore year. They are very quick to say 'oh your never going to graduate, just go to pennisula high'. They told me that, and now im going to a 4 year top University. I hated this school and it was my parents best move getting me out of there.
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