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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 710 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2006

My child has attended Hillcrest for four years and I have always felt that in every grade he has had a highly educated, positive, energetic, wonderful teacher. The staff at this school love thier job, love thier principal and feel very supported by all. Their is art, p.e. music, health ed, computer class and library. What more! They motivate the kids with speacial days before and after testing days, to eliviate the stress. They have afterschool tutoring, tutoring for bilingual families to learn english in the mornings, aftershcool and on the weekends. I could go on and on. I just am glad to be here! Hope everyone else is haveing it this good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

From the beginning of the school year, I have had a hard time. One day I got a note from the school, stating that my daughter (5 years old) had lunch detention, for being tardy four times. Three of the four were excused. I could'nt believe they put a five year old in detention! Other then the above, the principle, staff and assistant principle are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

This is my child's 3rd year at Hillcrest.I was a bit leary the first year because the teacher was very young and inexperienced and the disipline in the classroom was a bit too easy.However,my child did learn quite a bit and I was pleased with that.Last year was great!The teacher was wonderful with my child.Patient,firm and caring.This year promises to be just as good.The principals at this school are all great people.I am especially impressed with main principal.She really cares about these kids and it shows.My child loves school and I have all these caring people to thank for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I would definetly recommend this school to anyone. This is my children's first year attending Hillcrest. One is in the 1st grade and the other is in the 3rd grade. They have a great reading program which both my kids enjoy. They also encourage the children to do well. There are lots of rewards. The teachers have always given me a call letting me know what's going on before a letter is sent home, and even before teacher/parent conference day. The principals always seem to be in good spirits. When my children started we had school bus transporting problems. The prinicipal actually gave me a call (not an office assistant) to be sure we straightened it out, and the teachers were also a big help. The communication between the teachers and principal is great. Thanks Hillcrest for a great first year!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education33%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual30%

Math

All Students61%
Female73%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female58%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual14%

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education29%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual41%

Writing

All Students48%
Female56%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special education22%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual52%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education50%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual51%

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education38%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
Bilingual44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 52%
White 4% 29%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 70%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JENI BRISTOL
Fax number
  • (512) 386-3555

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6910 East William Cannon Drive
Austin, TX 78744
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Phone: (512) 386-3550

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