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Mission: To provide an education and the supports that enable each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen
Vision: Preparing students for life
Hillsborough Virtual School students
Hillsborough Virtual students participate in field trips, zoo days, and a fall festival.
Rodgers Middle & Dr. Graham
“We knew you when…” Rodgers Middle School staff welcomed Dr. Dakeyan Graham back to where he served as the very first president of the Student Council, helping to point the school, its students, and teachers, in the right direction!
Shields Medal of Honor
FOX News featured Shields Middle School's Medal of Honor Character Development Program. Check out the story >>
2019 Great American Teach-in
Come talk about your job or hobby and set a good example. Speakers are needed for Kindergarten through 12th grade and Technical Colleges. Please contact the school of your choice and ask for the Teach-In Coordinator by November 21, 2019. More info >>

District Calendar

Upcoming Events

November 16, 2019
HCPS Spirit Night - Tampa Bay Lightning

November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019
American Education Week

November 19, 2019
School Board Workshop

November 19, 2019
Board Meeting (Reorganization Meeting)

November 21, 2019
Great American Teach-In


Hillsborough Choice Options Application Period

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The Magnet and School Choice application period for the 2020-2021 school year for Hillsborough County Public Schools will open October 25, 2019 at 5pm and close on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Families that have questions can contact the Choice Information line at 813-272-4692. 


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Hillsborough County Public Schools is undertaking a search for our next superintendent

Our students, staff, families and the community have provided their feedback on the qualities they want to see in our next leader. Now, we are launching a national search to find the best candidate to continue providing outstanding results for our students.

For more information on how to apply, go to


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2019-2020 Graduation Dates

Our School Board has approved the schedule for the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020! Find the graduation dates and times for the 2019-2020 school year at:  Graduation Dates

Attendance Boundary Changes

The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity.  In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.

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K-5 Literacy Program Review – Phase 1

The first phase of a substantial Literacy Program Review for Kindergarten through Grade 5 is now complete. We brought in an expert to study every part of the way we’re teaching the elements of literacy—reading, writing and more—and make recommendations.

This is phase one of two; it focuses on perceptions among our teachers and leaders of how we’re doing.

Read more about our Literacy Program and see the full review >>

Referendum Results #HalfPennyPromise

Referendum Update

Since the half-penny sales tax Education Referendum passed in November 2018, our school district has received more than $62 million dollars. We have already put $58 million back into our schools! This summer, we replaced 21 air conditioning units, replaced and repaired school roofs and made significant improvements to security. Now that school is back in session, we are continuing to use the Education Referendum money on other projects like outdoor court repairs, playground replacements and waterproofing.

View the list of projects currently under way.

More information about the Citizens Oversight Committee.

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