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Hillcrest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1233 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 2, 2014

I agree it seems band and football are the priority ove curriculum. When complaining to the principle (ms. May) it was quite evident she followed this thought process as well. don't threaten our kids because they want to concentrate on curriculum instead of band. I for one am very proud of my child for making the right choice!!!
—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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

260 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

231 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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%
Female96%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education78%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education22%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty82%

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special education37%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education44%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Special education30%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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%
Female100%
Male99%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education60%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education60%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education67%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 57% 58%
Black 41% 35%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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