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Hillcrest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 747 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 13, 2014

I have a special needs child and the school provided a nurturing environment. He had a great team of teachers, paras and the top level officials were extremely supportive! What a gratifying experience we had at Hillcrest and my son misses his school so!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

If you have a child with special needs beware! I wish I had known before the damage of not addressing my sons issues was done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My son attends Hillcrest Middle School. It has an excellent staff as well as great facilities. The Zero Tolerance for bullying has come through from Booth Hill Elementary School. A great group of people make for the best middle school ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

The school is fine, with some good teachers, but the overall atmosphere and administration is severely lacking
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I go there, and it is great. All the teachers enjoy there job and will go to great lengths to help struggling students. I have loved the 9 years that I have been in the Trumbull School system
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2006

There is a high level of parent involvement and most of the teaching staff are very motivated. My child had reading issues and this year she has excelled in the school. We are very pleased. It is a well rounded school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

Hillcrest is a family community based school with a strong PTA. Many extracurricular activities are offered and Art, Music, Foreign Language and Tech courses are offered. Students are encouraged to excel
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

259 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

249 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 62%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 6% 19%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Trumbull, CT 06611
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