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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 23, 2014

Hillcrest has som of the best teacher in the district. I have the pleasure of seeing these teachers invest everything they have into their students. Many time teachers, staff members, and administration go above and beyond for the students they serve. Students are supported in their learning and also basic needs, clothing, coats, supplies, etc are collected throughout the year to help level the playing field for students attending Hillcrest. In the last few years Hillcrest has made huge steps in the right direction. The students may still not be where the school, county, and state want them to be but, they are on their way. You will never find a more caring and supportive teaching staff than the faculty at Hillcrest. Students are supported, encouraged, and held accountable every day.


Posted April 28, 2014

A friend of mine worked at this school years ago and she was happy to hear we had students there


Posted May 11, 2009

Hillcrest has been the most amazing thing for my kids. My kids were homeschooled and they even learned more and better once they started going there. The teachers are willing to help them and they honestly love my kids. My kids and there teachers have a bond, first they respect them as teachers then they respect them as someone trying to help the. My kids go on feild trips all the time. my kids always talk about fun activeties they are doing in class and not in class and they are learn while doing them. If your Child does not go on field trips it because they are doing things they shouldnt becaus if you have more than one referal you dnt go I know from experiance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Field trips cost money. However, it is nice for the children to see places. I guess it falls on the parent more to make up for that deficit. As far as your child not being able to read... well what were you doing during his/her first seven years of living? Parents are the primary teachers in life. Teachers serve as a guide.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2006

This is by far the worst school i have ever sent my child to and i wouldn't reccomend it to my worst enemy.My child was not able to read when entering the 2nd grade,there are no field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is the worst one my child has attended since I have been in TN. The discipline is nonexistent, and there are no field trips ever. I will be placing my child elswhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 59% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
0%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students14%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 23%
White 14% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45
School end time
  • 3:45
School Leader's name
  • Katrina Lawrence
Fax number
  • (423) 855-2604

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

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Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

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4302 Bonny Oaks Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37416
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