Main Office

Hillsborough Middle School

260 Triangle Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Welcome to the Main Office of Hillsborough Middle School.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Each day, we are proud to welcome over 1,200 students to our 7th and 8th grade classrooms.  If you need assistance with any aspect of your child's education, please start here. 

You can reach us at (908) 431-6600 option 2
Fax (908) 874-3492

Dr. Joseph Trybulski

Dr. Joseph Trybulski  -  Principal

Ed.D. - University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. - The College of New Jersey
M.A. - University of North Carolina
B.A. - Rutgers University 

Dr. Trybulski began his career in education as a teacher of chemistry and general science with Northern Burlington County Regional Schools in 1992.  He came to Hillsborough as the District Science Supervisor in 1999.  He later served as Vice Principal of Hillsborough Middle School in 2004 and was appointed Principal in 2005.

Mr. John Ciccarone

Mr. John Ciccarone - Vice Principal  

M.Ed. - The College of New Jersey
M.A. - Marygrove College
B.A. - Rowan University 

Mr. Ciccarone joined Hillsborough Schools in 2000 as a teacher of health/physical education and a coach.  In 2006, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director overseeing the interscholastic sports program at HMS and assisting with the program at HHS.  In 2012, Mr. Ciccarone was appointed Vice Principal of HMS.

Mrs. Debra Porowski

Mrs. Debra Porowski - Vice Principal

M.Ed. - Seton Hall University
M.A. - Marygrove College
B.S. - The College of New Jersey 

Mrs. Porowski began her career in education as a teacher of mathematics and student council advisor at Hillsborough Middle School in 1993.  In 2001, she was appointed math content specialist for the school and in 2004 recognized as HMS Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Porowski was appointed Vice Principal of HMS in 2015.

Mrs. Leslie Wysocki

Principal's Secretary


Mrs. Michelle Boer

Main Office Secretary


Mrs. Debbie Corr

Counseling Office / Attendance Secretary



All visitors must report to the school office upon entering the building. All visitors must have permission from the office to visit any part of our building. All visitors must wear the proper visitor pass while in the building. Students are NOT permitted to bring visitors to school.


No student may leave grounds early without being signed out of the Main Office. We sincerely ask that if you wish your child to leave early you abide by the following:

  • Send a signed note specifying the early dismissal time.

  • Students are asked to bring this note to the office during homeroom.

  • Come into the Main Office to pick up and sign our your child by 2:45 p.m. as the parking lot will be closed after this time until 3:15 p.m.

  • Please do not send anyone without written permission to pick up your child.

  • Also please provide a telephone number for verification.


Every effort is made to ensure that your child has a safe bus ride to and from school. Busing arrangements are made through our district transportation office. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's transportation arrangement you may call the transportation office at 431-6600.