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Hillcrest Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted April 18, 2014

My granddaughters love Hillcrest so much. Hillcrest has had so many members of my family go there it is a family tradition at this point to attend this great school.


Posted February 12, 2013

The principal at the school does not know how to talk to parents. She runs the school like it is prison. The teacher my daughter has in kindergarden is a former 3rd grade teacher and she treats the kids like they should know as much as 3rd graders do, for heavens sake they are only in kindergarden. She will not let children go to the bathroom when they raise their hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

HILLCREST TEACHES KIDS WHAT TEY NEED TO LEARN TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT GRADE AND THEY HAVE GREAT TEACHERS AND GOOD DISCIPLINE


Posted October 13, 2010

I love Hillcrest because the teachers are always well-prepared and work constantly to meet student needs. There are high expectations for the students. All the employees at the school love their jobs and they are happy to work there. They love the students. The principal wants the best for the students and works to encourage that.


Posted September 1, 2009

The teachers at Hillcrest are excellent. The principal is a problem. Her manner of speaking to the parent's at this year's open house was flippant. Some of her rules are excessive such as no speaking at lunch time, even for children in kindergarten. Her uniform policy exceeds that of the school district. I guess lace on socks for little girls is an outrage that cannot be allowed. Fortunately, the teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

My two children go here and i believe that it is one of the best schools in lincoln parish!! the principal knows what she is doing and she is doing a great job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I love Hillcrest because my kids enjoy learning and making friends not only with the other students but with the teachers and Principals
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

My boys have attended Hillcrest for two years. Sadly we are relocating to another State! Mrs. Decuir, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Richardson have all be absolute blessings! I can't say enough good things! Wonderful in every area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

I have attended this school as part of a university program. This school is GREAT. The teachers are very open, and you can tell they LOVE their job. The morning routine is astounding! Mrs. Hay really sets up a school of achievement!


Posted January 2, 2008

My son attended this school for 2 yrs. These 2 yrs were the only yrs that he excelled. The 2 teachers he had (Brown & Dickerson), were excellent teachers, who cared about their students. They made learning fun, and gave rewards for excelling.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

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84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 47%
Black 25% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ruston, LA 71270
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