The award-winning Helena school district makes Hillsboro the best place to live for growing families. Hillsboro’s first family neighborhood of Appleford is walking distance via the walking trail system to Helena Elementary.

Helena Intermediate School is among the few Alabama public schools to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 8 out of 10. The new Helena High School is also nearby in the Hillsboro Community. This addition to the Hillsboro Area Schools means that the Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School are all located within a mile of the Hillsboro community. The days of walking or riding your bike to school returns to Hillsboro.