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School leader:  Lysbeth (Lissa) Hines
30 Marguerite Drive
Oakland, CA 94618-2230

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(510) 654-6590
(510) 985-1043
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BASIC INFORMATION

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  • Transportation
    Transportation provided for special education students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Visual arts, Technology, World languages, Arts (all)
  • Arts
    Instrumental and theory music lessons
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35 reviews

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Submitted by a parent · January 13, 2015
This is a really good school. The academics are very good - and the principal has made sure there has been a lot of professional development to ensure teachers are prepared for the switch to Common Core. The PTA makes up for funding gaps from... more

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Submitted by a parent · November 26, 2014
My child is in kindergarten, so we're new to the school. I find it too academic for kids that age sometimes (very focused on learning to read, etc.) but I'm pretty sure all the CA public schools are this way right now and the kids also get to do... more

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Submitted by a parent · November 13, 2014
My kids spent a few years at Hillcrest and then switched schools. It is not a perfect school. The principal is hardworking but she is a very polarizing presence, and a lot of teachers are pretty disgruntled. Some teachers are good, a few are... more

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Submitted by a parent · November 13, 2014
1. Learning happens. It is not unusual for grades to complete their curriculum for the school year in advance. Test scores for most are very high and students are generally quite prepared for middle school or high school. External support... more

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About this school

Established in 1950, Hillcrest is a small, neighborhood school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our PTA generously provides funding for library, instructional technology, Spanish, art, and music, as well as classroom intervention and teacher support. We have special education services for qualifying students, which provide these students targeted, individualized educational support, including resource services, speech, an autism spectrum intervention program, and occupational therapy. We work collaboratively to provide a safe and positive learning environment for our children and strive to maintain positive home and school relationships. French and Spanish classes are available for a fee to our students before and after school, through the EFBA and Viva Espa±ol! organizations. There are also fee-based afterschool classes, which include science, dance, art, technology, eco-literacy, and drama. Community service is a cornerstone of the Hillcrest School community, so students at every grade level can expect to participate in a variety of service-oriented activities during each year of their Hillcrest education. It is our goal that by the time a Hillcrest student reaches the eighth grade, he/she will have had full and varied community service experiences.

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Last modified: December 8, 2015
Hillcrest Elementary School
30 Marguerite Drive, Oakland, CA  94618-2230
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. (510) 654-6590
Last modified Hillcrest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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