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Hillcrest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 787 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 18, 2013

This is the worst school my child has been to! The teachers don't care about the students, the coaches are inconsiderate to their players and the students are very violent! I'll never EVER recommend or bring my child to this horrid school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

This is one of the best schools out there! my child goes here and she loves it. The teachers are great and so are th students. There are many fun activities.They have a lot of clubs,and they're adding more this year! parents can also get involved.Some parents are softball,cheerleading,and football coaches,some help in the office.I gurantee you will like the principal and vice principal.They try thir hardest to keep the students safe. If something gets stolen/lost they try to find whatever it is...There is also a police officer in the school,named officer weaver, he not only watches the school,he talks to the students and encourages them to stay in school and not do bad things. I promise you that your child and you will absolutley love hillcrest middle school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Academics are not of prime consideration here YET, but it's coming. The new principal who actually CHOSE this school because he has a vision for it, has succeeded in creating the perfect atmosphere for it, now that discipline is no longer a problem. The teachers enjoy their jobs and the kids don't dread the hallways and the bathrooms as they once did. Advanced students still have fewer academic challenges than any of the other groups, but Mr Vickers has a plan to change that and has already written and received over 300,000 dollars in a grant for after school enrichment. Let's hope next year this carries over into the classroom. My child won't get the neccesary prep for AP high school courses that is in the works because he'sin the 8th grade. But with this new principal and the enthusiasm of teachers, it is coming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

This school is the best school that my child has ever enrolled into. I hope the Hillcrest high is the same.
—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 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education37%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty63%
Non-poverty87%

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education35%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special educationn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty61%
Non-poverty83%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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401 Hillcrest School Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Phone: (205) 342-2820

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