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Hilltop Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 546 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

I have been around Hilltop for over 20 years and let me tell you this school has gone down hill! It is over crowed and they keep busing more and more students in that are not from our area! All to get as much money as they can from the state ! Hilltop has some AWSOME teachers but they also have ones that should not be able to teach in any school ! I visited my sons classroom last year because they said he wasn't learning like he should! Well now wonder when you have a so called teacher who could not teach and basically let the class run wild! I contacted the school and low and behold they told me they knew that the teacher wasn't doing her job! My son is doom awesome now after having to get on the school about it! Sad that they knew and just let it continue until I said something! Two of the ladies in the office need to get there attitudes in check! I can't stand rude people at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

I agree with another post with an 1 star rating, while I went on a field trip with hilltop 1 year ago... they were very disrespectful and bullied my classmates


Posted January 17, 2014

My daughter is in Kindergarten this year at this school, and I couldn't be happier! She is an extremely bright child, so we were worried that she might get overlooked (she reads at an 8yr old level, and is in the top of her class for Math). But, the staff at the school has been more than wonderful in ensuring she continues to learn, and doesn't just sit there bored. I also volunteer in the school often, and every staff member is amazing. Every teacher I've met is passionate and truly loves their job, making them remarkable teachers. The facility is great! It's always very clean and well taken care of. It was just remodeled a couple years ago. They seem to stay on top of equipment (computer lab room, books in the library, classroom items, etc). I was happily surprised with how well things flowed throughout the day....kids getting to/from classes, lunchtime, arrival/dismissal, etc. Everything is so well organized, the entire day just seems to flow flawlessly. The children are taught to be polite and respectful, and they truly are. I would greatly recommend this school! It's sad that it currently only has a 5 out of 10 rating......it's honestly an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My neice and nephew attend Hilltop and have excelled. They are both A/B students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I for one enjoyed my daughter attending Hilltop. She is in Kindergarten and after only a few months into the school year, she is reading full sentences. The staff is friendly and they genuinely care about each student thumbs up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

The staff is the most dedicated I have worked with in my four years of teaching, and it's amazing to see how well the staff works with each other also...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2006

This is NOT a school I would recommend. Aside from being poorly maintained. I am very much against the 'pod' classrooms in which you have approximately 4 classrooms in one greatroom with dividers. The school is dull and unattractive (not a good setting for learning. The bathrooms are small and have 'issues'.While the staff are very friendly the level of teaching is remedial, my children are learning what they were taught a year ago at their previous school.It's bad when a child complains about not being taught well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

This is a great school! Both ofmy children went to this school both leaving advance students! My daughter is in 9th grade and getting straight A's. This school is great they helped my children with the basic foundation of education. Always friendly, just a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

This is a 'High Risk' school. The teachers must spend most of their time teaching the children very basic lessons that should be taught by the parents at home. It is difficult to conduct class effectively and advance students to the appropriate grade level when such fundamentals are not instilled outside of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 74% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 36% 35%
White 34% 42%
Hispanic 19% 12%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 71%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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415 Melrose Ave
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone: (410) 222-6409

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