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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 30 students

 

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students44%
Female49%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education13%
General education88%
English language learners23%
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
Black40%
Asian77%
Hispanic18%
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Black52%
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education47%
General education75%
English language learners29%
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education59%
General education95%
English language learners35%
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 31% 22%
Black 29% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 9%
White 14% 51%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Evelyn Rutledge
Fax number
  • (732) 247-8405

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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500 Franklin Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
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Phone: (732) 246-0170

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