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Thank you to Mr. Simpson, an astronomy and physics teacher at Brandon High School, for passing his passion for astronomy onto these students! He outfitted the school's telescopes for optimal viewing & picture taking of the solar eclipse and held a viewing party after school.

Recently, the Sickles High band experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The group traveled to New York City and got to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

Listen to MSgt (Ret) Mic Conteh, the JROTC Aerospace Science Instructor at HB Plant High School, as he shares how his military experience prepared him for a fulfilling career of educating students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. He will also discuss the advantages of applying for a career in the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Search job openings in Hillsborough County Public Schools at http://hcpsjobs.com.

Welcome to HCPS from Superintendent Van Ayres

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  • Students in Hillsborough County Public Schools soared to new academic heights in 2023 according to the latest high school rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Two district schools appear in the top 50 in Florida on the newly released Best High Schools report, while ALL high schools appear in the overall national rankings.

    #35 Plant High School in Tampa (97% Graduation Rate)

    #49 Newsome High School in Lithia (99% Graduation Rate)

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  • HCPS Points of Pride-7th largest school district, 220,000 studets, largest employer in Hillsborough County, 30,000 students attend school through Choice, more than 270 school sites, and 78,000 students transported by bus transportation.