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Hillcrest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1330 students

 
 

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Posted Friday, September 26, 2014

This school will make you feel out of place or unimportant at least once a week. Students are not the number one priority at this school, especially for the school administrators. Conflicts are always resolved slowly, and that is only if you can find a school official (counselor, secretary, principal, book keeper) who cares enough to help. The administrators in the office all have bad attitudes, are not understanding of issues, and are resentful when you require their assistance. I as a student do not feel like they do what they can to help me or my classmates when we are in need of it. I have felt like a constant nuisance for the past four years and there has not been a time where I went to the administrators in the office for help that I did not leave feeling belittled and distressed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2012

My son has been a student at Hillcrest and he loves the school, as do I. Such friendly teachers and staff who really care about the students, as well as a safe and fun environment with plenty of activities for all types of kids. This has truly been the best and most enjoyable school my son has ever attended, and we're both sad to leave, but he's now graduating! Thanks to everyone at Hillcrest for the wonderful memories you've created for the class of 2012! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I am a student at Hillcrest and i love it. The extracurricular activities are amazing, especially the debate team. They have become my family and have taught me so much not just about debate, about life in general. If your kids are attending you should talk to them about it, because Mrs walker is one of the best teachers in the whole district in my opinion. she has become one of the most influential people in my life along with my parents. Mrs walker is one of the only reasons i like school. If she retires during the next few years i will cherish the time i have spent with her the most. I LOVE YOU Mrs. Walker
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2004

I have three boys at Hillcrest. I wouldn't send them anywhere else. The classes are challenging, the teachers are good and the school is safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

I am very pleased so far with Hillcrest High School. One of the best things is their A/B schedule which gives students more time in class, more time to complete assignments and fewer subjects each day. I believe it allows for much more in-depth coverage of subjects. You can really tell that the staff is committed to their students with every teacher having time before each day to meet privately with students. My son is entering his Junior year in the fall has flourished after transferring in halfway through his Freshman year. My daughter, who will be a Freshman in the fall was allowed to register for a Sophomore Honors Biology class - where many schools would have told her that she couldn't, Hillcrest is allowing her to challenge herself. I guess that's the best compliment I can pay them: that they allow their students to challenge themselves and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

I attended Hillcrest in 95/96 as an exchange student from Germany. I really enjoyed my stay and found out that I was much better helped and assisted at Hillcrest than exchange students at other schools. That way I want to thank Hillcrest High and in paricular Mr. Wait and Mrs. Hatch for my woderfull Junior year!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2003

I think that Hillcrest is ahead of it's times, I attended Hillcrest in 2001 and honestly didnt think much of it. Since then I have joined the army and I am currently in Iraq. Since my time in service I have had a chance to travel and see other schools including a career day with recruiters after seeing them I realized what a reat school Hillcrest was. I often catch myself day dreaming of playing football for Hillcrest and missing the dabate team with mrss. Walker. Hillcrest is an outstandin school I will never forget the teachers that left such an impresionable mark on even if they thouht they didnt.


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

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students20%
Female25%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students40%
Female38%
Male43%
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female36%
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 78%
Hispanic 6% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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