Message From the Principal,
Dr. Terry Shrader

Dr. Terry Shrader, principalAll Alumni of Hillsboro High School

For over 70 years now, Hillsboro High School has been a place of educational excellence. Since becoming the principal of this wonderful school it seems as if everywhere I go, that I meet a Hillsboro Alumnus. Although they all remember their Hillsboro experience a little differently, the stories are strangely similar in that we are all proud to be Burros.  We all love Hillsboro, and that is a pride that runs from the Class of 1940 until today.
Our tradition of educational excellence is alive and well at Hillsboro. In last year’s rating by Newsweek Magazine, Hillsboro is rated number 871 in the list of best public high schools in America. Our rating is even more impressive when you realize that there are approximately 28,000 high schools in our country. That places our school in the top 3% of high schools in the nation. Hillsboro is the highest rated non-magnet school in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Since 2006, Hillsboro High School has been an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. This designation gives Hillsboro students an opportunity to have their work scored on a global platform. Students at Hillsboro have the opportunity to earn the prestigious IB Diploma if they complete all the rigorous requirements of this program. In May of 2010 Hillsboro earned more IB diplomas than the rest of the state of Tennessee combined. Our state’s candidates for the diploma are only 38% successful in actually earning the diploma. The United States success rate in 69% and the World success rate is 79%. We are proud to announce that Hillsboro’s candidates were successful at a 68% rate. This is just another indicator, that our school is squarely one of the best in the nation. Additionally, in 2010, Hillsboro was authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme to all 9th and 10th grade Burros. Next year Hillsboro will add the Vanderbilt Scientific Investigation and Research classroom to our curriculum as well as a Confucius Classroom to bring the study of Chinese to our students. We are very proud of these developments, and continue to add new programs to help our students succeed.

Each year Hillsboro Alumni are asked to contribute to our Alumni Fund through the Nashville Alliance for Public Education (NAPE).  No donation is too small because the more of you who give, the better.  To follow are some areas in which we could use your help with funding needs: 

  • Renovation Project Feasibility Study (still needs  $14,671.90 of $35,000)
  • Artificial Turf for football field
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Training expenses
  • Martha O'Bryan Center program to remediate our Burros who are
    behind grade level

You are welcome to designate any of the above or simply allow principal's discretion on how to use your donation.   

Thank you for your support and GO BURROS!

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