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Staff Waiver Day on Friday, October 28 -- No school for students
1st Quarter Report Cards will be distributed to all students Friday, October 21
HHS Junior Class Selling Christmas Wreaths

This holiday season, help support the HHS Junior Class by purchasing a Christmas wreath. This fundraiser is to benefit the 2017 Junior/Senior Prom.

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Hillsboro City Schools VEX Robotics team unveils 2016-2017 VRC Starstruck robotic teams

The Hillsboro City Schools VEX Robotics teams cordially invite you to witness the unveiling of the 2016-2017 VRC Starstruck student robotic teams. The high school and middle school teams have been working diligently to prepare for this epic moment in robot competition and they are ready to show their stuff.

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Parent Teacher Conferences for Hillsboro Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Hillsboro Elementary on October 25 and November 1 from 4:30-7:30 PM.

National Junior Honor Society to sponsor 2nd Annual Fall Ball for HMS 8th graders

The NJHS will sponsor the 2nd Annual Fall Ball dance for Hillsboro Middle School 8th grade students on November 11 from 6:30-9:00 PM.

Hillsboro FFA Annual Fruit Sale Fundraiser Fruit Sale

Order your fruit, meat & cheese, peanuts, and BBQ from now through November 7, 2016. 

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Hillsboro FFA Hosts Ag Day for Hillsboro Elementary 4th Graders

Hillsboro FFA students hosted Ag Day for 4th grade students of Hillsboro Elementary. Students learn about farm equipment, agriculture, and animals and get to enjoy different stations with ice cream, a petting zoo, and an obstacle course.

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Hillsboro MS/HS Fall Sports Awards Ceremonies

The Hillsboro fall sports awards ceremonies for the middle school and high school are as follows:

Middle School - November 2 at 7:00 PM

High School - November 9 at 7:00 PM

School Board Names New Building

The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education has acted to name the new weight training center at the HS/MS the "Sam Barnhouse Center" to honor the recently deceased long time Hillsboro educator.

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YMCA after school program for 8th and 9th graders


YMCA after school program for 8th and 9th graders.  HMS/HHS provides transportation to the YMCA and parents/guardians must pick students up at 5:00 pm.  Programs will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Students must fill out an application with Mrs. Layne. Some of the activities offered are open gym, open swim, piano lessons, art class, Bible study, guitar lessons, and access to the fitness center.

HMS/HHS students participate in the "Have a Heart, Don't be a Bully" activity

October is anti-bullying month.  HMS/HHS students participated in the "Have a Heart, Don't be a Bully" activity last week.  Students watched a video on bullying and wrote why they choose not to bully on hearts displayed in the building. 

Students, visit to see colleges in your area 10/24-10/29

Students please join us at to check out many of the colleges in your area October 24th to the 29th! Go to the student link on the website to register for the virtual college fair today! During the fair you can log on and search through all the colleges represented. Each booth will include information about the school and offer a chat time to talk with school representatives. Hope to have you join!

Doug Ernst, newest member of Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education

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Free ACT/SAT test prep website

Attention High School Students and parents: Free ACT/SAT test prep website sponsored by the United States Army.  March 2 Success is free and has no obligation.  Register at  Registration is valid for 45 days & and can be extended if needed.

FAFSA Financial Aid Information for Seniors

Seniors and Parents of Seniors: You can now submit the FAFSA as early as October 1st rather than January 1st. It’s best to get the form in early because some financial aid awards are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. See your school guidance counselor if you have questions.

2016 Hillsboro FFA 5K

Registration @ 8:00 AM and Race Time @ 9:00 AM on October 29 at Rocky Fork Lake State Park

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2015-2016 yearbooks have arrived

The 2015-2016 yearbooks have arrived. You may pick up your yearbook in the high school office during both high school lunches. If you are picking it up for someone else, you must have the receipt (if they still have it), or you MUST have a signed note stating you have permission to pick up the yearbook.

The 2016-2017 Yearbooks go on sale beginning Sept. 1st
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Fall Sports Schedules

**Schedules are subject to change

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Lady Indians Senior Night

Senior softball players recognized May 6.


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Mark Mrochek of Voya Financial Speaks to Financial Literacy Students

Mark Mrochek, an Investment Advisor Representative with Voya Financial, spoke to the HHS Financial Literacy classes on Wednesday, April 20. The students have been learning about investments and retirement plans and Mr. Mrochek offered some insight into why it's important to plan for your financial future and provided examples of different investment options that young people can consider.

New Vaccination Information for Middle, High School Students

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 39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, OH 45133  *  Phone (937)393-3475  *  FAX (937)393-5841



Welcome to the  Hillsboro Schools web site. Whether you are a student, parent, community member, prospective resident, district employee, first time or frequent visitor to our site; we hope you will find the site attractive, informative, and user friendly! 

About the District:

With an enrollment of nearly 2,700 students, Hillsboro City School District is the largest of the five public schools systems in rural Highland County. The district boundaries encompass the city of Hillsboro (county seat of Highland County) as well as much of the surrounding rural area in central Highland County.

Our Mission:

 To provide a well-rounded experience that prepares each student to be successful in life.

Our Vision: 

The Hillsboro City School District is the best, most innovative educational experience where all students achieve excellence in a friendly and cooperative culture.


Our Educational Program:

 Hillsboro City Schools' educational programs are focused on providing multiple avenues,  academic experiences, and academic supports to help EVERY child make his/her way to success in life. Our Curriculum is carefully planned to align with the State of Ohio Content Standards and Common Core Standards. At all grade levels, we take extreme care to asses each student's academic progress and provide "Tiers of Intervention" for students who are not meeting the academic standards.  We provide academic challenges for students that are above the standard.

In addition to the traditional high school curricula, Hillsboro High School offers extensive curricular options in Advanced Placement Courses, Post-Secondary Courses, and outstanding options in Vocational Agriculture and Fine Arts.

Extracurricular Programs:
Hillsboro City Schools offers many opportunities for our students.

Hillsboro High School Daily Announcements
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Hillsboro Middle School Daily Announcements


Hillsboro Elementary School Daily Announcements

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Hillsboro, Ohio is located in the gently rolling hills of scenic Highland County, Ohio at the junction of US Highway 50 and US Highway 62.
With a population of  6,368 (according to the US Census Bureau, 2000), the quiet town  can be reached by travelling East from Cincinnati along US Route 50 or by travelling South-West from Columbus on US Route 62.

According to the US Census Bureau report for the 2000 Census*  the population of Hillsboro is 45.3% male and 54.7% female. The population's racial mixture is 91.8% White, 6.9% black, 1.3% Asian, and 0.7% American Indian. 41% of the 25 year and older population have achieved a high school diploma and 31.9% have education beyond high school 4.7% with Bachelor's Degrees and 6.2% with professional or graduate degrees. The mean household income is $25,998.(*

The Hillsboro City School District includes the City of Hillsboro as well as a large portion of the surrounding rural Highland County area. 
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Hillsboro City Schools
39 Willettsville Pike
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Phone: 937-393-3475
Fax: 937-393-5841