We are the Hillsboro Indians

The Hillsboro Indians are faculty, staff, students, and community members. We wear red, black, gray, and white with pride. We love, support, and protect each other with a strong devotion.  We are a family of scholars.

I am a Hillsboro Scholar.
I respect myself and others.
I am responsible for my academic achievement.
I take pride in my Hillsboro school community.

  • We will create a safe environment: physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
  • We will meet the diverse needs of all students through rigorous and differentiated classroom instruction.
  • We will foster a respectful community where people are empathetic and ideas are valued.
  • We will embody the “Be Nice” attitude through our daily communication – students, staff, and parents.
  • We will hold all stakeholders mutually accountable to clear and high expectations.
  • We will help students grow and feel successful, empowering them for the future.
  • We will develop self-confidence by celebrating effort and encouraging risk-taking.
  • We will build resilience and perseverance in all scholars through equitable opportunities in academics, the arts, and athletics.
  • We will instill pride by maintaining a clean, organized, structured, and welcoming learning environment.
  • We will model a commitment to learning and personal growth through high-quality professional development for teachers.

Hillsboro School will meet the diverse needs of all scholars in an organized and respectful learning environment. We will create equitable opportunities for students to develop leadership skills in academics, the arts, and athletics. We will develop self-confidence in all scholars by celebrating effort and encouraging risk-taking, thus empowering them for the future.

Engaging Scholars. Equipping Leaders. Empowering Futures.

The History of Hillsboro

Hillsboro School began as a private school in the Leiper’s Fork community and was purchased by the Williamson County Board of Education in 1905.

The school continued at the same campus until a lightning strike in 1930 burned the original buildings. In 1933, Williamson County Board of Education rebuilt the facility.

Hillsboro’s enrollment increased to 550 students in 1976 with the consolidation of Burwood and Evergreen Schools. In 1979, high school students were dispersed to Franklin and Fairview High Schools. Just outside the Hillsboro gym doors is Heritage Hall, a special hallway celebrating Hillsboro’s rich historical legacy in photographs.

A new four million dollar facility was built in 1981, and in 2012, the Hillsboro Performing Arts Center was dedicated.

Today, students who graduate from Hillsboro Middle Elementary school continue their academic careers at Independence High School.