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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2012

This is not a very good school . They do not care about children's manners and behaviors. Student's can play commercial computer games in classroom. I'm really disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Hillcrest is an example of a school that doesn't just accept diversity it EMBRACES diversity. In the heart of Kansas, Hillcrest is a school with no clear ethnic majority. The school is populated by kids from every racial an ethnic group on the list. What is more important is that the kids EXCEL. Being an English Language Learner does not mean that you are in the minority at Hillcrest, nor does it mean that you are not expected to be smart. Students of all races, religions, and ethnic groups do well here and find friends that both look like themselves and look completely different. I LOVE this school. I LOVE the teachers. I LOVE the principal. Oh, and international pot luck night is to die for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Great school, Hill Crestare kids are exposed to multible cultures. Unfortunately It ransfered my kids to other school due to change of address.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Hillcrest is a magnet school for English Language Learners from all over the world. The school has a very international feel to it.


Posted October 3, 2009

Excellence in teaching and the international make-up of my son's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The children attending Hillcrest are from around the world and they are all so excepting of each other and their differences. It is truly a great place to see the love that can be shared by different cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Hillcrest staff are extremely caring and my daughter loves her new school, as do I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Hillcrest is the perfect blend of almost every nation! We have housed families from 6 continents and more than 30 countries. Hillcrest gives my children the opportunities that most children never get. I love the staff, teachers, paraeducators and most of all our students and their families! Hillcrest really is number one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

this is so far the best school my child has went to,All the teacher put effort to help our childeren (GREAT international school) :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Great prencipal, amazing staff, amazing diverce invironment where the kids are exposed to a hugge compination of cultures extedn from all the world. for this great staff and managment hillcrest only need larger building to accomodate the growing number of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

10 stars Easily the most positive educational environment I have ever witnessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

Very impressed with the support for diversity of other cultures. My son gets to experience culture that have not see in any other School in Lawrence or surrounding cities. They promote a unique learning environment in wich my son is eager to go back. I am shocked how the average student is so more advanced then students from surrounding districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

This school provides the warm nurturing enviornment needed for successful learning. This is done through a focus on diversity among students and their diverse learning needs. My child has experienced a culturally sensitive yet responsive learning experience. Parents are well informed and partners within the school. I highly recommend this elementary school as a place where your child will feel valued, respected, and an important member of this school. The teachers and staff are caring, responsive, and well educated in the necessary skills, standards, and developmental needs of children. As a parent, I know my child has been able to excell well beyond many other students in the state just by being at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 87% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

49 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander94%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander87%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander94%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 3%
Hispanic 18% 17%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1045 Hilltop Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 832-5720

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