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Hillside High

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Posted April 27, 2012

When reading these reviews, I think as a teacher it is important to remember the students deserve respect as well as the teachers, and so this goes for the parents of the students in the school. As teachers, we have a duty to "teach" and the students have an opportunity to learn from the teachers. As one parent's stated below, "It is only high school right?" This parent should remember this is not only high school but is also their child's future. Parents need to be supportive of the teachers and what they are trying to accomplish with their children as well as the teachers have to respect the parents and students. You can agree to disagree but respect is certainly important in the school setting.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 31, 2011

I for one cannot rate this school for I haven't visit this school as of yet. I am a senoir at the Louisiana State University majoring in English Education. I have witness the greatness in the marching band there and I think they are just awesome!!! I am making plans to visit Hillside because i think I would want to spend my first year teaching high school English there. I will visit soon!!


Posted March 17, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING!!! I love all of the students i have. Our only downside is that our principle was assaulted and choked recently, but he had it coming to him anyways. Pleasssseeee send your student here. Also, our test scores are the lowest in DPS, but who cares? It's only high school, right?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2010

I been to Hillside and I am to proud with this school. They have no respect for the teachers or principals or the students. They can be very loud. They feel discipline are not important. They think partying and music and watching movies are about high school. Unlike Hillside, Jordan has postivie things and have never been a problem. I do not think kids should attent a like school like Hillside.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

I have had two students attend Hillside High Schoo. One in IB and the other Honors classes. This school has its good and bad points as every school. Respect is lacking in both the teachers and the students. If you want respect, you need to be respectable. I have found that several of the teachers at this school are disrespectful to parents as well as the students. This troubles me as a parent because I instill respect in my children at home. It's hard to support a teacher that I see is just as childish and disrespectful as some to the students they teach. It's sad really. One can only hope that the new administration will inplement strategies to counteract the distruction this course has already had on many students. I can say that as a parent I'm glad my last child is almost done with Hillside High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

New Tech @ Hillside should hire more experienced teachers who will nurture as well as teach. I think that Mr. Logan is doing a wonderful job but the teachers he has in place are not experienced enough. I would like to see a more experienced teacher grouped with a new teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

I think Hillside is the worst... My daughter has had nothing but issues since she has been there. The teachers have no respect for the kids. The ones they have respect for are the ones who they are afraid of. We came here from DC expecting more. What a great dissapointment. I have tried on more than one occasion to have a conference with Mr. Pappy. I here that he has stepped down. He should have never stepped up. I have not listed the issues cause it is too many to list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I think Hillside has alot to offer students. They not only offer AP courses but the IB program is what most honor and advance students enroll in. My child has had a very positive experience. I wish that more information was published about students that are receiving full scholarships to Ivy league schools and the Bill Gates awards are published on sites like this. People have the wrong impression about this school and its sad that some students are missing out on all it has to offer because of it. The IB program is a the best kept secret in Durham, however the Colleges and Universities know about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

I think Hillside does a great job with trying to keep the school safe. They have the same problems at the other local high schools. Hillside always receives the negative attention.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

239 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

299 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

262 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students-5%
Female5%
Male-5%
Black5%
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Hispanic-5%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students5%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English5%
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Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
Black26%
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Hispanic19%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted73%

English II

All Students30%
Female33%
Male27%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
White 3% 52%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • William Logan
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (919) 560-2312

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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