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Hillview Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted September 3, 2013

I brought my kids to Hillivew after a less-than-stellar few years somewhere else. I have found the school to be a wonderful and welcome change for all three of my children! The principal is OUTSTANDING and the teachers have been fantastic! The rigorous academic program has been just what my kids needed...and they have flourished at Hillview. From a parent-perspective, I feel welcome in every way and in every place in the school. We have a school "family" for the first time in awhile. I am thrilled we made the move to our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

I read the previous Reviews and Mr. Howard was a great person although not the beloved Elementary School principal, he has since moved on to High School level and works much better there. Now we have Mr. Rex Miller....I love him, he is warm, kind and welcoming, he may not always remember a name, but he knows your face and who your child is. I think the quality of the school has definitely improved with him as the principal, he wants that feeling of Community within our school walls with parents and teachers. I think the previous poster was correct about some of the teachers not going above and beyond, but I would only put about 4 teachers out of the 20 in our school that do the bare minimum and I think probably 4 or 5 as outstanding and the rest are really great teachers, but mostly just do their jobs. I think its that way in most schools my kids have been to. Teachers anymore feel entitled, there is no more a teacher who is hired to do a job and does everything that can to be the best, its more like I was hired for this many hours in a day and that's all I am willing to do and you should pay me a lot to do it. I do wish we could pay them more though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

I don't think Hillview is a school that goes above and beyond in the educational or the community areas. I do love Mrs. Likes, but I don't feel like Mr. Howard has an 'open door' policy like the last person posted. I don't think he is very approachable at all. I think there are a few outstanding teachers, but the majority just do the bare minimum. I think there are much worse schools, but I also believe there are better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Hillview is a great school with great teachers and leadership. Mr.Howard is a wonderful principal with an open door policy. If you have any questions or issues, he always helps to resolve them. Mrs.Likes, the school counselor, is great! She is always willing to go above and beyond! I couldn't ask for a better group of people to teach and influence my children!
—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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
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 83% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 80% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
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 Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female100%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 78%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 44%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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