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Hillsborough County Public Schools
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Location
Hillsborough County
Florida
District information
Type Public
Motto Preparing Students For Life
Grades Pre K-12
Superintendent Addison Davis
Schools 250
Budget $3.3 billion
Students and staff
Students 206,841
Teachers 15,162
Staff 25,170 (Includes teachers)
Other information
Employee union Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA)

Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) is a school district that runs the public school system of Hillsborough County in west central Florida and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It is frequently referred to as the School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC).

The district serves all of Hillsborough County. It is the third largest school district in Florida and the 8th largest in the United States. It is governed by the School Board of Hillsborough County, which consists of seven elected members and one superintendent, who is hired by the board. The current superintendent is Addison Davis.

Gates Foundation grant

In 2009, The Hillsborough County School District was awarded a one hundred million dollar grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve education through improved mentoring and evaluation of teachers.

Demographics

In the 2019–2020 academic year, the ethnic makeup of Hillsborough county public schools was as follows:

  • 36.09% Hispanic or Latino
  • 32.52% White
  • 20.85% Black
  • 5.97% Multi-racial
  • 4.40% Asian
  • 0.18% Native American
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