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Hillcrest High School

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2013:
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Posted April 30, 2014

This school is by far this worst high school I have ever seen. I will surely be taking my children out of the school. If you are considering this school unless its your last and only option steer clear from Hillcrest High School. A child's education is not their number one priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

They do not care about their students unless you are a teacher's kid, student council or member of the football team. I know from personal experience with one child on Student Council for 4 years and had a good experience. 2nd child comes through and a totally different experience. Administration is too caught up in "district policy" than to look at the student as a person. As a result they are diminishing slowly my childs next step to go to college. My child said to me one day. "This school must not want me to learn" because he was refused access to see his teacher before school for extra help. This had been prearranged with the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

I went here all four years, it is true that if you are not involved in the right programs you will not have help when you need it. I caught on to that quick and became members in a lot of the programs. Teachers do not even try to control the classrooms because no one listens. You do not have as big of a problem with that if you are taking AP classes. There were many fights, gang violence and drug issues. We would be on lockdown for hours waiting for the drug dogs to make there run through the classrooms. I hear how amazing the school used to be years ago but that is not the case anymore. Graduating was the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so thankful that I do not have to go there anymore.


Posted September 11, 2013

I went to Hillcrest for one year and never felt safe there once. Fights broke out everyday, students smoked and participated in sexual activitys and others threatened to bring guns and knifes. The school isn't safe, the teachers do not care and you are a fool to send your kid there. Whatever kind of disciplinary system they have seems to not exist. How can you learn with 30 people in a class room with you're sitting on the floor and the teacher is constantly yelling at other students? There's no money for books or desks, I went the entire semester without my history book and no one cared. Do you really want to go to school here?


Posted July 24, 2009

I love this school, Im moving this year to another school, and I am very sad to leave. Sprit Week is amazing, and all the teachers are willing to help you in any way they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

This school, so far, is the best school that I've ever been in; within the past 10 years.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled58%
Not disabled97%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male85%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled38%
Not disabled89%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

516 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 53%
Black 28% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-3382

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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3665 South Industrial Dr
Simpsonville, SC 29681
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