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Hillcrest Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 790 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 15, 2010

this is a very good school and if your kids dont have friends have them joun the quior there is 70 girls there and it makes it easy for them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

This is a very good school for all children. Counselors are always there to help troubled kids or through family problems, kids get rewards for doing well. Some teachers are mean, but you can expect that from any school. Some teachers do give a lot of homework, but mostly its the honors group that gets the majority of the homework. And it is Jr. High, you are going to get 7 classes worth of homework. That will be hard for new students, but everyone has to go though it. School is very important, and while it might not be the only concern a child has, it is a major concern. I would recomend Hillcrest for any child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2009

this is the best school ever! We get reward parties when we do well, and the teachers are amazing here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2004

My child goes to this school and hates it. It is confusing to new students and parents. The teachers are very good but some of them give too much homework and students have other things to worry about besides school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

Excellent school!! We are getting a new principal. School counselors actively concerned about students and follow up consistently on troubled students. Some teachers could use an attitude adjustment but overall the teacher quality is excellent!


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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 84% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

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 90% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
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 88% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
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 78% 78%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Black 3% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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126 East 5300 South
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-7442

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