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Hillsboro High School

Public | 9-12 | 465 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

Love this school! It is the right size for my kids to be involved in as many activities as they have time for... Band, Theater, FFA, Athletics, Cheer. The staff knows the students and they really care about their students' success. Many AP classes and dual credit classes help prepare for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

WHILE THIS SCHOOL IS ACADEMICALLY GREAT FOR MY STUDENT THE TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE FRIENDLY I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE MONEY IN THIS DISTRICT THEY WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE YOU. THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ONE OF LOTS OF POLITCS AND IF YOU DISAGREE THEN YOU BETTER BE READY FOR A FIGHT! I DO LOVE THE TEACHERS I HAVE MOST PROBLEMS WITH UPPER ADMINISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A PARENT THAT WILL JUST GO WITH THE FLOW OF WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO PUT IN PLACE THEN THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU BUT IF OFTEN EXPRESS YOUR OPINION THEN YOU SHOULD LOOK ELSEWHERE. ALSO THE PARENTAL SUPPORT AND SPIRIT OF THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AWEFUL IDK IF IT IS DUE TO MANY FULL TIME WORKING PARENTS OR WHAT BUT THERE IS VERY LITTLE SPIRIT AND SUPPORT FROM PARENTS IN THIS DISTRICT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

I am about to graduate from Hillsboro High School. I can honestly say that I will miss my teachers and all staff in general. They've always cared about the students. I am so proud to be able to graduate from this High School! All students are really close and I don't see many fights at all... maybe like two or once a year, but that's not the faculty's fault. They do their job which is give them a well deserved punishment... I as a student will one day come back and teach in this very same town! I recommend this High School to all parents looking for a school for your children. I don't think a student would lie about the school. Many students just talk, but I want to be honest and fair here so I'm writing nothing but the truth... I'm done and... Congratulations to me and my whole class! <3 2012!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

After teaching in a large city school for more than ten years, Hillsboro HS was a refreshing change. Fewer discipline problems over all and, most importantly, fewer discipline problems that endanger the safety and welfare of the students. The teachers here do care about students, but expect students to adhere to class rules and school rules. Unfortunately, accepting responsibility for behavior is something that most students have a hard time learning -- that's one of the biggest and hardest lessons we encounter in life. So, students will blame teachers, administrators, parents, etc., for behaviors that can only be changed by their own effort. Overall, HHS state test scores have improved significantly at all levels. The classes are small, and that factor alone makes it a better place to get an education. The environment is safe and caring and is an excellent place to send your children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2008

I went to this school up until my Tenth grade year. I had a hard time learning most of my subjects. The teachers never showed that they cared in my grades. They tried helping me but just gave up on me early. The students were mostly bad mannered and there were always fights. The teachers also favored some students over others.


Posted April 29, 2008

Hillsboro High School is a good school to send your students to. It is becoming increasingly better in discipline and academics, and has a staff that cares. No need to think twice about sending your son/daughter here. It is a friendly and education environment.


Posted August 10, 2007

I was very dissapointed as a parent of the lack of parental support for school activitys, and for the un-friendly staff. The teachers have very little to do with the students and the kids themselves are clearly not well taught nor have very many manners toward the teachers. The Principal seems to be very unintrested in the school. I'm sorry to say this but overall Hillsboro High is very rough and would advise parents to think twice before sending there children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

As a parent coming from a much larger school District, i can honestly say that a smaller school is a better school. I am fairly sure that H.H.S. does not grade out as well academically as the larger district. Although my son has maintained his high B average in both districts. I believe the main factor that we like is the smallest amount of flexability with the students. 'Zero Tolerance' is a crying shame of a policy that the larger districts must adhere to in an unjust manner. Thankfully the smaller towns remain people friendly. Even in the schools. A sane dress code, i.e. no uniforms, also enhances this schools benefit to the students, who are allowed, to an acceptable level, to show some individuality. H.H.S. has a great campus and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
85%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students87%
Female94%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female53%
Male27%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education57%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students81%
Female76%
Male88%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female67%
Male77%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 52%
White 26% 29%
Black 14% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • TOMMY MCEWEN
Fax number
  • (254) 582-4108

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