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Hilltop Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 693 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2011

I have two children attend Hilltop Elementary and I couldn't be more pleased with the education they have recieived. I have found the staff to be caring, genuine and great educators. My sons love school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

We have had a terrible experience at this school, and have decided to go to a neighboring district. The principal is rude. unproffesional and beyond arrogant. My child required a 504 plan for her Learning disabilitly. They not only did not follow it, they put my child in the postion of being ridiculed by her peers. They work AGAINST you not WITH you. If you have to send your child to a school in this district, I strongly recommend Pine Bend or Salem Hills. Stay away from Hilltop!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers there are great!!!! They help out where help is needed!
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Posted April 17, 2009

Hilltop Elementary School has been a great school for my kids; I couldn't have asked for more. The staff are caring and great, the curriculum is current and the after school programing is wonderful. Great schools grow out of great leadership........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

This school needs a caring principal and more caring teachers. Not gossipping liars who have personal issues with certain students. All students should have equal learning opportunities and shouldn't be singled out because the teacher has issues with minorities. Watch them your child could be labeled.
—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 83% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
Black67%
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Black67%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male70%
Black72%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male68%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 74%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Black 8% 9%
Asian 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Thomas Barker
Fax number
  • (651) 306-7444

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