I have only wonderful things to say about Hillside! This is my 3rd grade son's second year there, and he continues to flourish with the help of the dedicated teachers and support staff. His reading deficiencies were quickly identified and through an intensive reading program, he is at/above grade level reading now. He was very behind when we moved here from Albuquerque. All of his teachers have been incredibly supportive and responsive! The district is very competitive, which is why I think the school has a lower rating. This is a much better school than what the rating reflects.