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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Hillsdale High School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
The results speak for themselves. The school has won academic state and national awards in each of the past four years.

Hillsdale High School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
Our children have homework on most nights, but not much on the weekends which agree with as a family. The homework is focused on making sure the students understand the materials an can do it independently.


Hillsdale High School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
Yes, the diverse offerings in academics including AP courses in every core content area challenge students academically. The teachers help support the students when they take these classes. The sports teams are competitive and have much success each year. The students pass along winning strategies from group to group.

Hillsdale High School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
This happens first because the staff shows respect to the students and parents. This model shows the children the proper way to interact with one another. Additionally, programs like the Freshman Mentor program develop respect and appreciation among and between the students.

Hillsdale High School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
The positive climate in the school is noticeable. Students are appreciated and recognized for their unique talents and skills. The emphasis on self improvement and goal setting helps the students to focus on the good in themselves and others.


Hillsdale High School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
The school has several service groups to engage students in genuine service learning projects. This includes student clubs for the Rotary, Kiwanis and National Honor Society.

Hillsdale High School 5

Posted April 28, 2016
- a community member
Hillsdale Community Schools are providing both of our children a well rounded experience including academics, athletics and arts. Each of our children have varied interests and the district is just the right size to offer quality programs with choice. Hillsdale High School just earned a Silver Medal from US News & World report for being one of the best high schools (Top 10%) in America for college readiness. The staff has really taken care of children while challenging them to be their very best.

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Posted October 30, 2013
- a parent
I attended these schools and now have/had children in Hillsdale Community Schools. Once my children changed schools, it was apparent how little they were learning at Hillsdale. Academically speaking, Hillsdale is very behind and the graduates aren't at the same level as their peers in other states which makes it difficult for them to catch up once transferred. Personally speaking, there are some small minded and shady people in authority there that would never get away with what they do if they were in the "real world" like a larger city or another state. It's a shame.


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Posted May 02, 2010
- a parent
As a parent, I am very displeased with the overall atmosphere and learning environment here. Due to their extreme overcrowding, the safety of the school has declined tremendously. A child of mine was robbed right out in front of the school. The administrators have no idea how to operate a school effectively and the counselors are utterly impossible to contact. Since, my children have begun attending Hillsdale High School, their academics have declined and their behaviors have been influenced and compromised. The only positive aspect about Hillsdale is their teachers. I commend the teachers for their hardwork and dedication but I am sorry that I cannot say the same for the administrators that run the school. This will be our last year at this school and our children will be attending the Academy.

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Posted August 06, 2009
- a parent
Great Principle Leadership from Mr. Willard and Mr. Beck in Academics and Athletics. School was able to handle my son, an above average student, and make learning a priority, while keeping things 'fun'. Able to create a 'balance' amongst athletics and academics...one of the best orchestra's in the state for jr high and high school students...Not too many palces like Hillsdale where you could play violin one hour, quadractic equations the next, and step onto the field with the state championship baseball team that afternoon. School board and superintendent are hypocrites in many ways...small town, you'll have that. otherwise pretty good school.

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Hillsdale High School
30 South Norwood Street, Hillsdale, MI  49242
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. (517) 439-4320
Last modified Hillsdale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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