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Dalzell, SC
Students enrolled: 421

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4355 Peach Orchard Rd
Dalzell, SC 29040

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(803) 499-3341
(803) 499-3353
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October 28, 2013
Hillcrest has the best set of administrators in a long time. Mrs. Staggers and Mr. Baldwin are a wonderful asset to this school district. I hope they continue to have the support around them. This is what we need.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2013
Hillcrest Middle School is an outstanding school with FABULOUS students. Our school, however, lacks in funding when compared to others in the district and we could use all the help we could get. We serve students in grades 6-8 from very diverse backgrounds. This year our school has maintained our "B" rating on the state report card even with the higher standards set. That was very good, considering many others in the state dropped. Our goal is to get an "A" rating this year. We set high expectations for our students and ourselves. GO WILDCATS!!!

- submitted by a teacher

August 24, 2013
This is my son's third year at HMS. I have noted that the teachers are sincerely concerned about their students. It is important to me that the teachers make connections with me, the parent, and with my child who will spend a major portion of his day with the teachers of HMS. I would like to see more active participation from other parents as education is a collaborative event. With the present leadership, as with the last principal, the focus is on what is best for the students while maintaining a safe and friendly environment. There are opportunities for the students to participate in service learning projects, Relay for Life, American Heart Walk, National Junior Honor Society and Jr. Civitans to name a few. Students wear uniforms with planned dress down days throughout the year. This school has provided a great experience for my son!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
My school has the best Math Department in Sumter!!! We love school uniforms! Math Rules!!!

- submitted by a teacher

August 23, 2013
Hillcrest Middle School is a GREAT school where students are encouraged to do their best and to help others who are struggling with academics or self-esteem. Our motto is "Believing, Achieving, and Succeeding in Academics, Citizenship, and Service. The staff at Hillcrest are family friendly and work together to ensure that all students are learning in a safe environment. I love working at Hillcrest because of the caring and considerate individuals who take pride in their work no matter what the job title may be. Our school can improve by creating more service learning projects for the students and providing an after school tutoring program with transportation home for interested students and parents.

- submitted by a teacher

July 22, 2012
This school has just received a complete overhaul of getting a new Principal and Asst. Principal and the atmosphere already, is delightful, warm, welcoming and trusting!! You have to feel that you can trust the people that are overseeing your child's environment for at least 8 hours every day, 5 days a week, and know that those involved in their learning process, truly care and want them to succeed - and this school, especially now, with the new upper staff, seem like they are actually putting your child and their education and welfare first!! You would be ignorant in NOT having your child enrolled in this school! But you must hurry, because they fill up fast, as they are known around the area, to be the best middle school for the district and beyond. You can also make requests for specific teachers if you desire, because they have male teachers, if you want your child to have a male figure involved in their learning, at this time in their developmental lives! Great sports, uses computers in their media center regularly, but they need more funding, and need more parent involvement!! I understand they are working on this though!! Great new Principal!! Pur your chld here!!

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2011
This school truely is one of the best you'll find. I've recently have been moving alot and changing school, from Sumter to Aliken, West Columbia and recently Columbia;unfortunately I haven't found or had a funner time than at Hillcrest. I was a previous student and I certainly wish I still was.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 29, 2009
I do not know who is running the school. Administrators do not know the right hand from the left. I felt like I was in a prison when it comes to the amount of responsibility I was given. No one trust anyone else.

- submitted by a student

April 10, 2008
This school rocks. People judge the building and not the teaching! My son loves it there. I can't wait til my daughter can attend next year. They offer free before tutoring and extra help when needed. Don;t listen to what you hear from rumors until you try it. My husband is Military and we were suprized but, Happy! :) L

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
My daughter attends this school. She was involved in an incident on the bus involving the misbehavior of another student. The bus driver, the principal, the vice principal, and the other student's parents handled the situation in an exemplary manner. My daughter and I feel safe with her attending the school and riding the buses.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2007
wounderful school , lunch and breakfast needs inproving !

- submitted by a student

August 01, 2005
My daughter attended this school and i would never recommend it to anyone the special ed was so bad. The rest of the school was ok. But i think there are better schools out there that take time out with your child and help better educate them more then scold them all day.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2004
The best choice for public school, compared to others in the area. The school is well ran and the principal/teachers do their best to enforce discipline. The school is clean and well maintained. The biggest problem you'll see is the lack of self discipline exhibited by the students. I think it's a 'regional' thing. The staff does a great job dealing with them. Great programs for students and parents willing to put in the effort. Overall 8 out of 10.

- submitted by a parent

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Hillcrest Middle School
4355 Peach Orchard Rd, Dalzell, SC  29040
(803) 499-3341
Last modified Hillcrest Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8
Hillcrest Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top