Hillsboro City Schools:
State of the Schools Message
Hillsboro City Schools is striving to provide each of our students with a quality education that will prepare them for their future endeavors. We want to equip each student with experiences that will give the student a competitive advantage with their peers nationwide. The Hillsboro City School District has a ranking of Continuous Improvement on the State Report Card. This is not where we want to be and our goal for this year is to improve to the next level, an Effective rating. Academically, Hillsboro City Schools is making great strides. We are working hard to close the achievement gap for our students and give them great opportunities to enrich their futures. The Early Childhood Center (K-1) and the Primary Center (2-3) earned a “School of Promise” designation by the Ohio Department of Education for academic growth in comparison to last year. Our building was one of only 94 elementary schools throughout the state to be recognized. Hillsboro Middle School received a rating of “Excellent” for the second year in a row and Hillsboro High School a rating of “Effective” which was a drop from an “Excellent” rating achieved the two previous years.
Hillsboro City Schools has many programs in place to help students achieve to their highest potential. At the high school, we have honors coursework in all core areas in which students take the Quality Core Curriculum. This curriculum is aligned to the ACT which is a great predictor for students taking the ACT for college entrance placement. Our average ACT score this past year was 21.6.
The high school offers five Advanced Placement courses in English, Calculus, Government, American History, and Biology. In the 2011-12 school year, Economics will be added. All students taking the end of the course exam in AP courses and scoring a three or above can be granted college credit by the university they choose to attend.
Additionally, we offer Post-Secondary Options through Southern State Community College. Students can attain high school and college credit by taking selected courses taught by Hillsboro City School personnel or off campus in the areas of Math, English, and Chemistry. For the 2010-11 school year, Hillsboro City Schools had an enrollment of 2,724 students as of October 8, 2010, the official count week mandated by the state of Ohio. These numbers are used to calculate the amount of state foundation money we receive. This number is an increase of 187 students from last year.5/11/2011