Back to School and New Student Guide

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    Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Hillsborough County Public Schools website! We strive to keep our parents, families, supporters and community members informed of news and events that are occurring at our School District.

    Our vision is to prepare students for more than graduation – we prepare students for life! We seek to connect our students to their future through engaging curriculum and a staff that is ready to help them fulfill their dreams for college and careers.  

    Our parents, educators and community partners collaborate to create a pathway for students to achieve success. We are grateful for the trust you have placed in our school system, which includes 273 schools and more than 24,000 teachers.

    We hope everyone will share in our mission as we prepare our students for life!


Step 1: Find Your School and Register

  • Want to know attendance area school(s)? Enter your residential address in the school locator >>

    Want to know more about the Magnet, School Choice or Virtual options? More info >>

    Are you a transitioning military family? More info >>

    Need early childhood education information? More info >>

    Is your child starting kindergarten? More info >>

    Need information about exceptional student education? More info >>

Step 2: Prepare for the First Day of School - August 10, 2023

  • Once registered, you may find it useful to review the following links for additional information relevant to your child's return to class. Before going back-to-school shopping, please remember to call your school or check their website for supply or wish lists and to see if they are a uniform school.

  • 2023-2024 Family Resource Guide
  • 2023-2024 Family Resource Guide in Spanish
  • Before and After School Care
  • Bell Schedule
  • Bus Route Availabilty
  • Calendar - Important Dates
  • Calendar - School Year
  • High School Graduation Requirements
  • MyPayments Plus
  • School Lunch Menus
  • School Meal Benefits - Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Schools
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Progression Plan

Step 3: Stay Involved