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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 276 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2011

Kids get rated and are informally tier into two groups, second group has questionable educators. Of the three years my son was enrolled two of the teacher attended part time. The first took time off to continue her education during the day while she was supposed to be teaching. The principal called it a special program (two days a week?) She should have been part time. Get your masters on your own time like the rest of us! The second and worst teacher bounced around the district and landed here for a year. Between being out sick she would also be on a special program. She was not attentive to children and we couldn t get any real understanding of what the expectation and assignments were. My wife has asked to volunteer a couple of time and the teacher would never set a date for her to help. The Principal make excuse about absent teacher issue and she has nothing to say. It has been two years now since we pull our son out of this school and have never been happier he is starting to excel and is becoming a leader in his class despite what his former elementary teacher has said!
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Posted May 17, 2010

My daughter is in the third grade and currently enrolled at Hillcrest as part of the CAP (Crestwood Accelerated Program) . She has a wonderful teacher who (in my opinion) is wholly committed to happiness and success of her students. My daughter loves attending school at Hillcrest, and has LOVED every teacher she has had thus far. In our experience, the principle is quick to resolve any issues with a fair but no-nonsense approach, that as a parent, I totally appreciate! I couldn't feel more confident about my childs' well being and safety when sending her off to school in the morning!!! Also, they have a wonderful parent group (PACT) that is constantly providing new programs and events to offer ways to further enhance the kids school experience, as well as organizing interesting fund-raising events for the school.
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Posted April 11, 2005

Apryl's mom here again, I also did forget to mention the great before and after day care programs at this school, they are very organized, nice, and always greet the children, we will miss this school by far,to those entering this school you will be pleased.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

2013

 
 
65%

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63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
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

Below 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 77% 69%
African-American 14% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 63%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cynthia Nickel
Fax number
  • (313) 792-0202

Programs

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7500 North Vernon St
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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