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22833 N. 71st Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85310

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(623) 445-5000
(623) 376-3380
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November 14, 2014
Mr Pack is the best papa ever because she so nice And she always helpful she can always fix bad thing she won't let get bad grade

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2014
The principals, office staff, counselor and nurse are rude and rarely do their jobs. Like the principal you'll see her either in her office or yelling at kids to called there patents 5 minutes after school got out. The assistant principal you rarely see and if you do see is walking around with another terrible staff member. But as the rest if the reviews say, great teachers and education.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2014
this school has awsome some staff. there ed was some of the best ive seen.they need there students to behave a bit better but for the most party good.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2013
So many great opportunities for kids at this school. Clubs, sports, Spanish, STEM, advanced and high school credit classes. Many award winning teachers. So glad I sent my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I love Hillcrest so far! I am currently in 7th grade taking mostly advanced classes. The teachers are great and I love all of my classes so far especially STEM. I enjoy working for HMSTV and the Digital Nest and am looking forward to participating in the First Lego League this year. If I had to say one thing my school could improve on, it would be communication.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2012
Ive put two students through Hillcrest, and was shocked at the change in attitude there compared to the elementary schools in the distgrict. I felt the administration spent alot of time and effort in "discipline" which involved students being written up for hugging (two males who crossed paths...this was considered inappropriate). They once gathered my son and others together to tell them they must straighten up. I felt they were being singled out, taken from their classes for this, and labeled "bad". Other parents told me it would be much better when they got to high school, and it was. I feel I shouldn't have put my kids through the Hillcrest experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
Please ignore this review. I had written several lengthy ones only to realize that the one before it would get deleted, so I'll make this short if one still wishes to read this. I am currently an 8th grader attending this school. Pros: -Wide variety of activities -Advanced course for all academic classes and Honors for select math courses -Uses friendly competition in groups called "teams" -Police officers are at school to keep safety in check and as a percaution Cons: -Almost no field trips (to gain real-life experience) -Horrible overall school organization in MANY parts -Teachers have only been recently trained to teach Adv Sci. And S.S. And other new programs such as STEM. -Many teachers aren't very focused on what tactics are actually effective to guide the students to learn, resulting in a massive display of uninterest. This is of my own opinion. I am an 8th grader and do go to this school, so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on it. Before a person says that better students and blahblah, I do want to mention that I am in all Adv. Classes and in Geometry 1-2 H, take Spanish and band and am in NJHS, but I have normal friends who are average and they all agree with me.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2012
Please define "bad" kids. (Directed at the post May 3, 2011) I just want to point out that kids at this age are going through ALOT of growing pains. Some kids will make poor choices and will end up facing the consequences for thier actions. The way that these situations are dealt with by the teachers and administration will make or break a student. I have had personal experience with my child making a poor choice at Hillcrest. *-By no means is my child a "bad" kid.-* Hillcrest could definitely use some improvement in the area of student/teacher/administration interaction. My understanding is that if you are in the field of teaching, you are there to improve the quality of a child's life. If I have mispelled or have made any gramatical errors, please don't judge me, this was not written to be graded. My hat goes off to the teachers who do wake up in the morning; ready to make a difference. You know who you are.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
Too bad the parent that complained about Hillcrest being "horrible" doesn't know how to spell. Hillcrest is an excellent school and complainers usually have the bad kids and like blaming others for their problems.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
Horrible school. Horriable communication between staff and parents, some of the staff act like kids themselves, most of the teachers don't teach but rather refer to internet access. Don't send your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
The teachers at this school spend more time trying to be "cool" to keep students in line than teaching. As a result, students end up having to learn most of the materials at home with the help of their parents. They need to invest in teachers who can actually teach the materials and not just send work home and expect the students to learn on their own by reading the textbooks and using the Internet. Teachers are supposed to "teach," not entertain. I know this is a difficult time in students' personal lives, trying to fit in and struggle with puberty, but they also need to be prepared for the rigorous schedule of high school, which should be the main focus, and not how popular the teachers are with the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Great school, great administration and teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
I like Hillcrest Middle School because all the teachers are so nice, and the school is so well organized. Best teachers ever are Mr.Knowlton, Mrs.Sims, Mr.Greaves, and Ms.Davis.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 14, 2009
My schools teacher are amazing and everything that they do for us rocks. We have been excelling for 7 years straight!! The police department that watches over us are amazing!!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 14, 2009
Hillcrest is an the best!! The teachers are fun, caring, generous and always want to help. Go Team 8-3 (: i love you mrs Quinn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The teachers, staff , and administrators, really care about the kids. They are willing to go the extra mile to make sure all students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
i love hilcrest! it is an amazing school. it has good teachers and really good principal!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 12, 2009
Hillcrest is well-run, consistent, and has the highest of academic standards. I am very impressed and wish it were a three-year middle school instead of just two!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
I was concerned at first, since they kids were so 'sheltered' at their K-6 Elementary school, but so far have had no worries. This is my son's first year at Hillcrest and he seems to be loving it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
My family just relocated to the Phoenix area and we have been very impressed with this school, the teachers, students, the technology and how organized it is. This could not be a better experience for someone moving 1500 miles!! Our son loves it here already!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
There are many dedicated and caring staff members. Very good communication with teachers and parents, The Principal is very tuned and supportive of her student s positive accomplishments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
I love hillcrest because the teachers are awesome and it is a bully free schoool

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
It's the best. And I'm not just saying that. We get plenty of academic oppurtunites.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
My school is awesome! We have exceeded in AIMS for the past 7 years. It also has a bunch of great teachers.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
hillcrest is the coolest school ever the teachers are awsome and i have a lot of friends here its awsome!!!!(mr. Herold is the best teacher)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
I am voting for Hillcrest because the teachers are really nice and accomadate every idividuals learning needs. It is also and bully and latex free school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
Hillcrest Middle School has the best teachers. They are funny and they also won't stop helping you until you understand completely everything you're asking about.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Hillcrest has an amazing staff and an awesome learning enviorment! Hillcrest has been excelling for seven years and no wonder why everyone cares there and are taught really well! Hillcrest Middle School is the best school in my eyes!

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2009
Because hillcrest middle school is great. They teach us important academics tht we need to know for life,but they also teach us life lessons and stuff we need to know for high school and how to be great people and how to not screw up in life. Th ey may have a lot of disliked rules and responsiblities, but that's just another way to show us teenagers how to grow up and know that life isn't a game and isn't funny. Life is hardwork and responsiblilty, but you can have fun after you've completed all your responsiblities. hillcrest is number one and i will success in life because of them. Hillcrest loves us students as if we we're they're childern.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
It has achieved A+ status twice in the last 10 years and has been an excelling school six years in a row. Plus it has an excellent athletic record.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2009
A prison atmosphere. Discipline is over the top and they wonder why kids are not behaved. Hello!! Stop sending kids to sweep for stupid reasons.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
We are so very fortunate to have a school like this. The staff is great, the facilities are wonderful, and my daughter loves it there. The only concern I have is how that extremely weird no latex rule came to be. I am concerned that a lot of resource is used up on an overreaction to protect very few kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
My daughter is an 8th grader at Hillcrest and we both love it. They treat the students like adults and hold them accountable for their class work and their actions. All teachers make themselves available for extra help before or after school. The teacher to student ratio may not be what you would find in a K-8 but closer to what they may find in High School. Middle School should be the transition into HS that it was intended to be. Caring and supportive teachers, great sports and extracurricular activities and the best Middle School band around. Keep up the good work Hillcrest. Someone is doing something right-5 years in a row as highly excelling!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
I am a student at Hillcrest and I think it is really great! I don't know if this site tells you about our test scores but we have excelled 4 years in a row and have great teachers helping us get there

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
Hillcrest is the best school in the Deer Valley district and the proof is evidently there in all the awards and recognitions it receives on a weekly basis.

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2007
the acidemic is horribly teached and there is almost no extraciriculare activitys ! dont send you child there!

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2007
Overcrowding...Concerned teachers have talked to my daughter but If you ever want to know grades, I would suggest checking periodically, most choose only to communicate by email which is tough for some parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2006
This school is overcrowded. They dont tell you anything if your child is doing great. If you can, send your child to a k-8 where they still seem to treat your child like what they are: a kid!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
October 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Overall some good teachers some really bad. No proactive support for the most part.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
It is a school where the teachers and staff care about the kids. But it is terribly over-crowded and if you have a student like my daughter who has a learning difficulty you do not always get the best teacher to student ratio.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
Hillcrest Middle School is by far the worst school my teen has ever attended.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
Hillcrest Middle School has everything my child could ask for; great teachers and administrators who understand kids, competitive sports, and a band and choir that is unmatched. Once and A+ school, now an 'Excelling' school, I have no doubt my student will be prepared for high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
The adminstration was awesome the last couple of years with Quinn Kellis as principal, new one this year jury still out. Excellent teaching staff this is my 2 child here, some of the best middle school teachers around.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
Hillcrest is an amazing school. The teachers and administration put their heart and souls into the students. This school has acheived the highest student performance ranking 'Excelling' this year. The exceptional extra curricular activities this year have resulted in two state championships and several Divisional titles in sports. Hillcrest has made it through challenging transitions without losing the focus on what's best for students.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
My kids attend Hillcrest Crest Middle School. I have found the teachers overall to be very supportive of the students. They really try hard to enforce the rules and have good order. I have had no confict with the teachers. They seem receptive to helping the students achieve.

- submitted by a parent
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Hillcrest Middle School
22833 N. 71st Ave., Glendale, AZ  85310
(623) 445-5000
Last modified Hillcrest Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hillcrest Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top