Hillsborough County Public Schools facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHillsborough County Public Schools
|Motto||Preparing Students For Life|
|Students and staff|
|Staff||25,170 (Includes teachers)|
|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.
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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