High academic achievement is a long and proud tradition in this school district. In the area of state testing, our District has consistently performed in the top 1% of Districts for more than a decade. However, state testing is but one measurement in the District. Rigorous assessments, either created by the District or purchased from other sources, are given to students throughout the year. These scores inform our instruction and our practice, as do student work samples, informal observations, and a myriad of other practices.


Academic excellence has always been both the cornerstone and a hallmark of a Hillsborough Education. Professional and caring teachers, administrators, and staff combine with eager, hard-working, enthusiastic students, the constant support of parents and community, the adherence to high standards, and a focus on the Essential Outcomes, to produce students who are both academically successful and a joy to be around.The following links describe the components that go into a well-rounded Hillsborough education.


The Essential Outcomes are the guiding force and a powerful lens we use in the district to shape our programs, guide our instruction, and direct our resources, all in the service of helping our students become well educated people of good character who are ready and eager to contribute their talents and skills to the world.


There are different definitions of what a multiage classroom is. In the Hillsborough City School District a multiage classroom contains students of different ages and grade levels. These students stay with the same teacher for multiple years. Please click here to read more.


    • 300 El Cerrito Avenue
    • Hillsborough,
    • CA
    • 94010
  • Phone (650) 342-5193
  • Fax (650) 342-6964

Our schools have received 26 California Distinguished School Awards, 7 National Blue Ribbon Awards, and 29 Kent Awards for Innovative Programs. Our success is due to high quality staff, committed and involved families and community members, a supportive Board, a cohesive vision, and a strong commitment to excellence.
Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

More than two decades of research findings are unequivocal: the most important aspect of a school in terms of student learning is teacher quality, and our teachers are among the best!

Students in K-2 have access to a reading specialist. 3rd-5th grade students participate in our Innovation Labs where they create and explore. K-5 students participate in music classes, and 4th-8th grade students have access to instrument instruction. Spanish instruction begins in 4th grade, and Mandarin is offered in our middle school. All of our schools have a dedicated counselor, teacher librarian, physical educator, and more!

Through the generosity of donors, the Hillsborough Schools Foundation pledged $3.5 million to our schools for this school year. Last year's Fund-A-Need raised funds for traffic and safety. Thank you!
Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

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Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

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