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Hilldale Elementary School

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Posted January 28, 2013

Hilldale Elementary is a Great School. I have 2 children that attend there this year a 1st grader & a 4th grader. My 4th grader is involved with Choir, Orchestra & Ball Room Dancing. The school offers Soccer after school during the soccer season & it's FREE right now is basketball season & soon will be track all for FREE no expensive fee's or uniforms to buy. My 1st grader now loves going to school both of their teachers are very nice & kind & they care about their students. I'm so impressed by the staff that I have met when volunteering at the school. The teachers all care about the students well being & the school. About half of the school speaks Spanish & I've noticed a language barrier with my kids trying to communicate with other kids. I don't care about the schools grade because I have kids that are learning every day & making progress and getting taught more than some state mandated test. My kids are receiving a well rounded education and getting to experience more than how to read & how to take tests. My kids get to go to computer lab & PE & ART & yes, even music. My kids LOVE going to school now & they LOVE getting to go to art & other fun things that are offered
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

I have two children (3rd and 5th grade) who just started at Hilldale last week. So far, I don't see any real issues with the school other than my daughter's class having a large number of boys over girls. I thought that was kept pretty even in most classrooms, but hers has 4 girls and 17 boys which could potentially cause issues, but so far so good. The staff seems really friendly and gave me a tour of the building and a warm welcome which was nice. While walking through the halls, i did listen to see if I heard any teachers yelling at children or being hateful to them as that is one thing I will not tolerate, and I heard none of that. The only complaint my kids have is the music teacher, They say the teacher is extremely boring and the class that used to always be their favorite is now something they dread. So, we will see how it goes and I will update my rating after they are there for a while :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

My daughter started kindergarten this year at Hilldale. During open house my daughter's teacher talked about the intelligence of my daughter and said she would work hard to keep my daughter challenged. Since she was 4 she knew her alphabet, numbers, how to write her name, her address and her telephone #. However, on her report card she was given 1's on everything including what she already knew. I spoke with her teacher, and she explained that it was a general grade since she had yet to test the students on actual knowledge. Isn't that what a report card is? It should be individualized for each student. The principal was of no hepl. She was hardly in the meeting. When she was there she told the teacher to give my daughter harder material to take home. I am not the teacher. My daughter goes to school to learn not to bring the material home so I can teach her. The principal did not care about my daughter's future or her overworked staff. She lives in her own world not caring about those children. She only cares about the title and her paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

Hilldale is an exceptional school! It is a family atmosphere where everyone works together. I always feel at home and love the friendly smiles. Everyone is always eager to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

Our two children have attended this school since the start of the school year and we are currently moving for more reasons than one. One is the poor quality of education and attention they are getting at Hilldale. When your children come home crying that they don't want to go back to the school because the children there are violent and disrespectful to them .....you know it's time to get your children somewhere they can grow and feel safe. I (an avid musician) went to a parent/teacher conference and was blown away at the lack of interest I got from the music teacher when we entered and asked for the teacher to elaborate on their music program. The violent children and unconcerned staff my two children have encountered is enough. Goodbye Hilldale - We're off to Edmond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

The teachers and staff at hilldale are the most wonderful people. You couldn't ask for anything more from a school. They go way above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our children are recieving the type of education they deserve. I have seen magic tricks,clubhouses,juggling,and more to keep the attention of the children. I am impressed and thankful to all of the staff at hilldale for a job very well done yet never appericated enough. thank you Brandi white
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I am now a senior in high school and think that hilldale is one of the best elementary schools out there. Teacher are very involve with each and every student and treat them as if they where their own child. I currently have a sisters in the 3rd grade, 5th grade and kindergarden. I look forward to my little brothers 1st day of school and know he will enjoy it. I would especially like to thank one teacher there Mrs.Gleen she gives each and every kid help in whatever they need.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2004

My son attended this school and they were not concerned that in the 3rd grade he could barely read despite being a bright child and not a discipline problem.
—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 74% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 13%
White 18% 54%
Black 17% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 92%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4801 NW 16th
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Phone: (405) 942-8600

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