Hillsboro High School is a school that not only strives for academic rigor and excellence, it also has created a program where each and every student can find their passion. Hillsboro High School is a place where every student, no matter their interests, strengths, weaknesses, or background, can find a place where they feel like they belong. It is an amazing mixture of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and academic abilities. It is a place that teaches a teen how to be part of a world that is bigger than their own backyard while at the same time giving them a safe and secure learning environment. I would not want my three children at any other high school. It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of such nurturing, caring, challenging and exciting community!
I am a graduate of Hillsboro High School, Nashville, TN in 1960 and presently have a granddaughter attending. Of course there have been immense changes since I attended. Hillsboro now offers an International Baccalaureate Program which is a wonderful opportunity for the student body.
First year at Hillsboro and my tenth year as a teacher! Absolutely a great school for teachers, students, and parents! Love being a Burro!
Hillsboro High School is one of the best schools in Nashville. The IB Diploma Programme and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research program iare outstanding. The teachers, administrators, and faculty are AWESOME!
Hillsboro IB World School is absolutely our first choice over private and magnet schools because it offers our children what others cannot. The academic rigor of the IB Diploma Programme is unmatched and from what I hear from colleges and seniors, it sets our students apart from other students in AP focused schools. They are better thinkers, writers and have a world view that comes not only from their IB classes but also from being in school with kids who come from different backgrounds. Our kids can excel at what interests them whether that is sports, theatre, band, art and of course academics. I agree that the Interdisciplinary Science and Research program others wrote about is outstanding. My sophomore daughter is in it now and my rising freshman will enroll in it next year. They are not only doing amazing things in science in a hands on project based way, they are becoming well prepared for college in their research and writing skills. I truly love what this school has to offer and feel so fortunate that we automatically win the lottery just by living in zone. No wonder we have a waiting list! Go Burros!
Hillsboro is truly the best high school in Nashville. All students, regardless of their color, background, socio-economic standing or IQ, succeed here. The rigor of our IB Diploma Programme rivals that of any school in the nation. Our exceptional ed program is outstanding and strives to help students with learning differences succeed in and out of the classroom. We partner with Vanderbilt University to offer a four year Interdisciplinary Science and Research program that is comparable to many college and graduate level courses. Our International Business and Communications Academy teaches students all about running their own business through our student-run coffee shop and allows students to become a broadcaster in our very popular media productions course. Our students excel academically, athletically, and artistically. Our teachers are top notch and truly love what they do and care about each and every student. Our principals are firm, fair and forward thinking and most importantly, they love kids. Hillsboro prepares kids for college, teaches them to respect others unlike themselves, allows them to grow and try new things and readies them for life outside of school.
Our son is a freshman at HHS. He has loved being involved in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program - connected to Vanderbilt University. He is a good student, but has been stretched and grown tremendously through this program and his other honors classes. As a freshman, he even has one AP class. We love that HHS is a neighborhood school. It has a diverse student body. We see the teachers and the staff reaching for excellence on behalf of their students. We have been very happy with our son's experience so far at HHS.
Hillsboro IB World School is an excellent high school. With an ecclectic mix of students and teachers along with challenging academic programs, students graduate with a great world view and are ready for whatever the world has to offer. With so many choices in the Nashville area, I can honestly say I am proud to recommend Hillsboro.
Hillsboro High School is Nashville's best kept secret! My son has had amazing learning opportunities, teachers who really care about his development as a person and not just a student, and all in an amazing atmosphere of diversity. I am confident that my son will be well prepared for forther academics in college, as well as for live in an increasingly diverse global society.
Hillsboro IB World School is one of the great schools in Nashville and some would argue in the state of Tennesse. The faculty and staff are wonderful and the adminstration has done a wonderful job changing the climate and culture of the school. This school is moving in the right directions and it can be seen throughout the faculty , staff, and students.
As a teacher and a parent, I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised of how AWESOME Hillsboro is! The teachers, administrators, and faculty are top notch! They genuinely want the best for the students. There are so many opportunities between sports, clubs, band, drama, academics, etc. TOP NOTCH DRAMA Department! For parents concerned about pick-up so early afterschool at 2pm, there are so many safe places for students to go Walking distance to the Green Hills Public Library Teen Spaces and walking distance to the YMCA. This is my first year here as a parent and a teacher and I m so excited for the future of this school! #goburros
This is our first year at Hillsboro, and we have been impressed with the academics, the extracurriculars, the parent involvement, and all the "extras" that the school provides to make it a loving community. Those extras include parent meetings on how to maximize college scholarships, after-school and weekend "blitzes" to help kids prepare for IB, EOC, and AP exams, and social events like the annual Burro Bash. Our son is getting a fantastic education and has access to high-level coursework that will give him college credit. He will enter the IB Academy next year, and we are excited about the opportunities that will afford him. The Interdisciplinary Science and Research program has been amazing - Dr. Swartz is top-notch - as has his AP Human Geography class with Mr. Bahan. Way to go Hillsboro! We love you! #goburros
HIllsboro High School is a great learning community. The teachers, staff and families are involved and committed to providing excellent education for all kinds of learners and students. There is something for everyone. The arts programs--music, theater and visual are outstanding. There are many opportunities for students to shine in sports and clubs. The prestigious iB program expands every year. The PTSO provides incredible support in every way. The diversity of the student body is a plus.
Hillsboro High School is a wonderful school with engaging and caring staff that puts your students needs first. The teachers have always been willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your child is receiving a well rounded and global world education. We entered the lottery for Hillsboro and our child was lucky enough to get in. The Interdisciplinary Science and Research curriculum along with the AP curriculum is preparing my child for the rigors of life and positioned them to excel in a college atmosphere.
My child goes to HIllsboro and she loves it. She was at another school last year but the transition was smooth and she has ejoyed HHS. Nothging but good things to say.
Hillsboro IB World School is one of the best high schools in Nashville - and one of the most challenging in the state of Tennessee according to a recent Washington Post article. We turned down spots at two academic magnet schools to keep our daughter at our neighborhood school and have not been disappointed. The rigorous academics combined with the strong community support of teachers, parents and students has provided our daughter with the skills she needs to succeed in life. We love Hillsboro!
My son is a sophomore at Hillsboro High. He is in the IB Program and is challenged academically which is what we wanted from a public school! His teachers are supportive, firm, and always responsive to me when needed. The teachers in the AP and Honors courses seem to love their teaching jobs, understand the diversity of the teenage mind/drive/distraction, and encourage them to 'get on board'! We've loved the experience in Band and IB and wouldn't consider going anywhere else in Nashville for his education!
Hillsboro High School My granddaughter is a freshman at Hillsboro. She is in the ISR program. It is a wonderful school. I have been very pleased with the leadership and teacher involment in her life.
Hillsboro High School is fabulous! Like a prior review. We call it Nashville's best kept secret. The administration and faculty are amazing. We are very happy to be there.
This is a classic high school in one of the most coveted areas in Nashville. The IB and Academy programs set them apart from the rest. Hillsboro teachers go above and beyond to help their students succeed by staying after school for free tutoring...and sometimes by having weekend review classes ( Saturday School) . The staff and faculty work together to create an environment for achievement...which is evident in the scholarships earned by last years graduating class! Since this school is not our "zoned" school...Hillsboro was a choice for us. One we are glad we made.
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