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Hillcrest School

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4 stars

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Posted August 17, 2011

Hillcrest is an excellent school. I also had a child in the same classroom as the reviewer that gave Hillcrest 1 star. I was not happy with the situation either and wish the said teacher had been dismissed earlier. But I feel it very unfair to judge the whole school based on this one teacher. Every other teacher at Hillcrest is wonderful. The principal could only do what he legally can do. He had to gather as much documented evidence as he could to prove that their was a reason the said teacher should not be teaching. Hillcrest has wonderful extracurricular activities and fun parent/kid nights. We are always informed with notes and phone calls of important events and changes. I personally drive my kids across town to continue to attend Hillcrest after we moved to the other side of Logan. They love it there and are learning so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I hardly ever write reviews but I feel it is my responsibility to inform perspective families about the negative experience my child had while he attended this school. We moved here from out of state but the academics were at least a grade and a half behind my son's previous school . The classroom behavior was ridiculous. The teacher refused to work with me and then resigned. The rest of the year was taught by subs and then a new teacher who also could not keep control in the classroom. Though the Principal is very willing to meet, he did not have a solution and said they were doing all they could. There was close to no supervision at recess . My child had never heard curse words in his previous school, but he heard them all here. We are grateful that we moved and found a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

We love Hillcrest and are sad to be leaving it. The teachers really seem to care about the students and welcome parental involvment. The classroom seems like a fast paced, yet [r]elaxing environment with so much learning going on. They really seem to help those who need the extra help, but also those who are more advanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

We are thrilled with hillcrest and sad to possibly be leaving the area. My daughter loves going to school. She has had wonderful teachers who care about her. Mrs. Abbott is the kind of teacher that deserves to be paid ten times what she is getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

Hillcrest is an excellent elementary school who has a high standard and lots of help for those that need it. Their program helps kids stay at the higher end of average for their grade. The teachers and staff are execellent and are highly committed to learning. There is lots of help from university students since the school is close to a university. Hillcrest is known as the very best school in the district both in test scores and quality of instruction.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 77%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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960 North 1400 East
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: (435) 755-2360

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