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Hillcrest Elementary School

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Posted August 17, 2014

This seems like a very good school!! My child loves it there!!!! He has a great teacher! !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

AVOID this school. The principals are clueless and treat the parents and teachers terribly!!!!!! I would never send my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Our school has improved the security and have added an assistant principal. Cameras have been installed for additional security with an enclosed entry foyer. Extra curricular clubs include Jr. Beta Club, Scholastic Bowl, 4-H and Accelerated Reader Program, athletics, and Safety Patrol.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2008

I had a problem similar to that with no communication froma teacher. I had sent notes went to confrences as well. We moved our child to another room where this teacher was a wonderfull choice for her her grade excelled to a's and b's the rest of the year. I dont think that all hillcrest teacher's are this way just a few that slipped throught the cracks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

My son is currently enrolled at Hillcrest as a kindergartener. It has been brought to my attention that he is being penalized for asking to go to the restroom when it's not a regularly scheduled restroom break. My son is so afraid of getting in trouble for asking to go to the restroom, that he actually had an accident. If an employer can't penalize an employee for going to the restroom, then why can a teacher penaliza a student for it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

while child adores teacher, i feel the adminstrative staff lacks in parental involvement.... more than once i have had to hear news from my child while i would have thought a note home would have been more appropriate. no news is not always good news.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

This school has some great teachers, but it is lacking in technological advancement. The principal is a fair, easy-going man who handles his students well; he is well-respected by all. They are in dire need of updating, but do well with what they have. Security is not so great. They say they encourage and welcome parent involvement, but yet have no active PTA. They do have a PTO. They lack organization. But they are on level with academics, and offer boy's and girl's basketball and cheerleading. Other programs may be available to a choice few, but not widely known. Don't expect much in the line of communication from most teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

Moved into this county 1/2 way thru school year with 2nd & 5th graders. 5th grade was totally different from our previous school; 2nd grader adjusted much faster. I personally liked both teachers; we were less impressed with administration. Felt that we were encouraged to be much more involved in their previous school. Sometimes notes sent to school to teachers went un-answered. Since both kids are honor roll students, I may not have the best insight into the teachers' ability to work with kids that need extra help. However, the teachers we dealt with were very attentive to the problem of bullies - which is a plus.
—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 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 Students54%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%

Science

All Students68%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners67%

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners92%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White37%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 67%
Hispanic 39% 7%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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407 South Liberty Hill Rd
Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (423) 586-7472

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