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Hillside Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 543 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2009

Amzing school it makes learnig fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

I think people over-rate the schools their children belong to. Hillside is probably about average by most measures for this area. There are a few outstanding teachers, many average teachers and a few who probably should be doing something else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

Hillside's teachers do an amazing and wonderful job teaching these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 75% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
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 75% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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 62% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African American21%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
African American11%
Asian27%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
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 Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
African American17%
Asian36%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male58%
African American27%
Asian31%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
African American18%
Asian29%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
African American33%
Asian39%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Black 5% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 47%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3536 Hill Rd
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 854-5120

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