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Hillcrest High School

Public | 8-12 | 1271 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted June 30, 2014

Most of the teachers here are not concerned. Stories from band members about drinking on overseas school trips. Always felt as if I was just a number not cared about from the principle down. I hated this scholl and know many more who feel the same as i do.


Posted June 30, 2014

So glad i never have to set foot in this school again. This school managed to take what should have been some of the happiest years in my life and turned them into some of the worst! Hillcrest High School is Horrible!


Posted May 19, 2014

Happiest day of me and my childs life was to graduate this weekend and get away from this school and it's horrible leadership! This women has an attitude towards students, could care less about the ramifications of their actions on students future! Untill principal is fired i see no hope of improving this school. I have spoken to many parents and students who feel the same way but are afriad to say something in fear of retaliation by principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

I had a simular experience my son was in the band program since grade school and in his junior year with taking AP classes he was thinking of dropping out of marching band that year. He was threatened with being taken out of other band functions. Complaining to management of the school fell on deaf ears! Shouldn't we prepare these children for life and college after high school? While i agree sports and band have a place in the school curriculum i'm preety sure it shouldn't be ahead of english, math, science, ect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Outstanding leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities. It is a very safe environment with good parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I am a student of Hillcrest High and I love it! I have visited many schools in the area and would never transfer! It is a great size- big enough to get all the different activities and options, but just small enough to remain very personable and welcoming. The theatre program is amazing and it is very well known across the area. Sports are pretty good. The basketball and baseball teams won the state championship last year. The football is gradually getting into champion shape :] There are many academic-focused clubs that are very large in this school. When the A & B Honor Roll Party is called out over the intercom, it is common for 3/4 of every class to get up! This is not to say the classes are easy! There are many advanced and AP college credit level classes avaliable that many students take advantage of. Lovethisschool! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

Hillcrest is a very wonderful school that equips students to handle life in whatever way that they may choose to after they leave its halls.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2008

Every faculty member does anything they possibly do to help me become successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2007

I went to this school for one year and it was one of the greatest years of my life. It is so easy to fit in--a group for everyone. By no way was I wearing brand clothing or the latest whatever but i had some of the best friends ever. I had very high grades and the teachers are wonderful. This was my first year at a real school and it couldn't have been better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2005

This is a great place for your daughter or son to grow up in the staff could not be more helping and wonderful at what they do my son went to hillcrest Middle Englewood elementary and now the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Povertyn/a
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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education71%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty93%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Special education18%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Poverty67%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education41%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education29%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty80%
Not poverty94%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Special education41%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Poverty62%
Not poverty90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty99%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students94%
Female0%
Male92%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education67%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education80%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education67%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 58%
Black 42% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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