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Facts and Figures

Hillsboro School District

Hillsboro School District is the fourth-largest public school district in the state of Oregon.

Currently, we serve over 20,300 students in Grades K-12 who reside in the cities of Hillsboro, North Plains and other parts of Washington County. We are committed to providing quality schools to the students and families we serve.

We strive for educational excellence by engaging our students in a challenging, personalized instructional program that prepares them for success in post-high school studies or the world of work. Strong business and community partnerships provide additional resources for our schools and students. 

HSD Facts and Figures

Summary

Click here to find out facts and figures about our students, staff, operations, budget, and the Washington County community we live in.

 

 

Students by Grade Level (October 1, 2015 Report - ODE data)
Grade Level # of Students % of All Students
Kindergarten 1,498 7.19%
Elementary 1-6 9,705 46.58%
Middle School 7-8 3,076 14.76%
High School 9-12 .6,557 31.47%
Total* 20,836 100%
*This number includes City View & out-of-district placements.

Historical Enrollment Figures for Hillsboro School District

 

Students by Demographics (October 1, 2015 Report - ODE data)
Ethnicity # of Students % of All Students
American Indian/Alaskan Native 137 .7%
Black 451 2.2%
Hispanic 7,584 36.4%
Asian 1,357 6.5%
Islander 160 .7%
Multi-Ethnic 1,172 5.6%
White 9,975 47.9%
Total 20,836 100%
*This number includes City View & out-of-district placements.

Class of 2014 - graduation/completion in 2014 (4-year cohort data)*
  Total Students Regular Diploma Modified Diploma % Grad Rate Other Comp.**  % Comp.** Drop-outs***  Drop-out rate***
CHS 439 361 25 87.93%  4 88.84% 6 0.35%
GHS 409 333 13 84.60%  6 86.06% 8 0.48%
HHS 362 262 14 76.24%  8 78.45% 5 0.36%
LHS 348 283
17
86.21%  2 86.78% 19 1.31%
HOA 43
22
1
53.49%  2 58.14% 7 6.19%
HSD 1651 1261 71 80.68%  34 82.74% 142 2.15%

Remember that District numbers include students on out-of-district placements.

*Please refer to the document Understanding Graduation Rates for more information.

**Other Completers/Completion Rate includes graduates with a regular or modified diploma, as well as those with an Adult High School Diploma, Extended Diploma, or GED.  In 2013-14, 86 students were pursuing an alternative certificate or were continuing their enrollment, and 199 were considered non-completers--meaning they had either dropped out or had not declared their plans for completing the credits necessary for graduation.

***Please note that the drop-out rate is still calculated using the NCES model, which divides the total number of drop-outs in a given year in grades 9-12 by the number of students in grades 9-12--the numbers and rate do not correlate directly to information about the cohort.

Therefore, the following is true about the graduating class of 2014, which is actually the 2010-11 cohort, as the cohort is named by the first year students entered high school:

  • 1261 graduated with a regular diploma on time in 2014
  • 71 graduated with a modified diploma on time in 2014
  • 34 earned an adult high school diploma, extended diploma, or GED
  • 6 earned an alternative certificate
  • 80 were continuing their enrollment beyond 2014
  • 199 were classified as non-completers - either dropouts or undeclared as to their plans to complete the credits necessary for graduation
  • Some of those 199 (perhaps most) are in the group of 142 students who dropped out in the 2013-14 school year, though that group also includes freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who dropped out in 2013-14 who are not members of the 2010-11 cohort.
Hillsboro 2035 Plan

The new Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan extends the success of the original Hillsboro 2020 Plan, providing a shared vision for Hillsboro’s future and a detailed action plan for working toward that collective vision. The ideas in the plan are based on input from thousands of community members in cooperation with local organizations who have agreed to share implementation responsibilities.

 

Education and community involvement comprise one of the focus areas of the 2035 Plan. The first initiative in this focus area is to "pursue and promote continued excellence in Hillsboro schools," which includes these action items:

  • Reducing student-to-teacher classroom ratios
  • Developing advanced learning experiences (STEAM) in schools with help from the community
  • Increasing the percentage of students enrolled in challenging curriculums including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs
  • Expanding dual credit programs and increasing student enrollment in college
  • Establishing a community school support program to help meet education needs with help from parents and professionals.

 

To learn more, please visit hillsboro2035.org/2035-plan/ or call the City of Hillsboro at 503-681-6219.

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