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Hilton Road Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 511 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2012

As a parent of 2 children who attend Hilton, I am very pleased with their education that they are currently receiving. The teachers are dedicated to helping all children reach their potential. My children have excelled in all areas and I feel like they are always prepared for the next grade. Hilton has a very active PTO which has helped provide many extra curricular activities and educational programs which the students enjoy. My children come home from school happy and that makes me happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

We would rate this school very unsatisfactory! It is poorly run, has no prinicipal . The school has a few teachers who are completely unsatisfactory and the principal is not in the building to help with anything! It is overcrowded because of the closing of another elementary school. A good majority of the students are poorly behaved and have anger issues. It is a relection of the type of families that attend here. If your child is having a bad classroom experience do not expect the principal to help you, she is gone shopping!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I have 2 boys at Hilton and I am very proud of the school. Their teachers have been concerned and dedicated. Lots of activities and a great principle. Anyone considering the area would be happy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

I have a kindergartner at Hilton. The classroom teacher and all of the teachers for specials have been wonderful. I can't rave enough about the special ed services and staff at Hilton. We are so pleased with the advancements and confidence that our child has gained this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

My daughter has been at Hilton for 3 years. I am very happy with the extra efforts made to help her progress, especially in reading. The new music teacher is superb. The office staff is efficient and kind. The custodians do a great job of keeping the building clean and maintained. It is hard to argue with results and the MEAP scores show positive results. Class sizes have diminished because enrollment is down all around the county which is a bonus for our current students. The first time I walked into the school during hours, I was amazed at how quiet the building was. Keep up the great work Hilton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

If I could give this school zero stars, I would. We came from another state where teachers were non-union. The cost of running our public school system was less expensive and the educations was outstanding. In the Brighton Public school system, teacher do the minimum amount of work required. Terrible teachers are kept on for years because of union rules. My oldest 2 children at least got a great foundation and were able to adapt here, but my youngest started here and it doing horribly. If you can, go to priviate schools in the state of Michigan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

I have had four children go to Hilton and have found it to be an excellant school. The principal, teachers and parental support is exemplary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

I think the school is average. I do believe the overall school and classrooms are too large and overpopulated for kids to get more personalized learing.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

2013

 
 
82%

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86%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Michigan School Report Card - Grade A (2007)
  • Michigan School Report Card - Grade A (2006)
  • Michigan School Report Card - Grade A (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:53am
School end time
  • 3:45pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Peggy Moyer
Fax number
  • (810) 299-3960

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • offered through our Community Education Program
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Offered through our Community Education Program
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • We have a very active pto, we have parent classroom volunteers and building copy moms.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically come from these schools
Miller Early Childhood Center

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Maltby Middle School
Scranton Middle School
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9600 Hilton Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
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Phone: (810) 299-3950

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