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Hillside Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 517 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted February 25, 2014

I have three children who have attended Hillside Middle School. I have decided to switch schools for my 3rd child. Hillside Administration has been great in the past but recent years has gone down hill. I sent my son there for the MELP but that turned out not to be a good program atleast at that school. I do not recomment Hillside Middle School to anyone. Which is disappointing because our neighborhood school does not offer this program. I would look into Clayton Middle School before Hillside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

I go to Hillside and I'm currently an 8th grader. Hillside is amazing. There is so much teacher involvement and the PTA works hard to make sure it is a fun experiance. The lunchroom and classrooms get a lot of light and it really makes it cozy. I would totally recommend it and it saddens me that I have to leave :(


Posted January 27, 2014

Hillside has multiple classes for Special Needs students: Severe, moderately severe, moderate, and Resource. The teachers are caring, experienced, thorough, and very smart. Hillside students can serve as peer-tutors. Peer tutors often become more compassionate and less afraid of people who are different from them. I am very pleased with the excellent service my child received at Hillside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

Hillside has pros and cons. Some teachers have been very good, others have been very disappointing. For example, math teacher Blake Hopkins appears to show little interest in his students' learning or success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

Hillside is a wonderful public school in the Salt Lake City area. Teachers take and active interest in their students and provide rich and meaningful experiences for all. My daughter chose to attend Hillside because of the quality of teachers there. Plus, their test scores are some of the highest in the district, and they are very community centered in their approach. The building is a LEED rated building and one of the most beautiful new schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

This school has very rigorous expectations and the teachers help students achieve them. My child excelled while attending Hillside. It was also a safe place for him. The teachers cared and made sure my son did his work and were very encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

I have always appreciated Hillside and the great things it offers my family. Rigorous instruction, Community of Caring, a variety of after-school programs, marvelous school plays, student council, Gifted and Talented programs, winning science fairs, art and language arts programs, a Mac lab along with classroom net books and three PC labs, career classes, peer tutoring, career training, and more are offered. The new, beautiful school is LEEDS rated and has a strong recycling program, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

Hillside middle school is a great school with a good student to teacher ratio, located in the nice Foothill/Sugarhouse area and a great place to learn.


Posted November 19, 2012

The orchestra program is fantastic and so are the ELP classes, but there are many things that should be fixed. The locker rooms are hardly ever cleaned and there's uncontrolled swearing in the hallways and even in classrooms. Half of the students are rude if you get near them. Some students have been caught drinking alchohol in the lunchroom. -currently a student at Hillside Middle School


Posted May 9, 2010

Hillside is the number one school of my choice because it offer many after school classes. It is also a Leed certified school and the teachers are caring and have many years of teaching experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

The learning avaliablity is great because we are separated as ELP kids and kids that are not in ELP. Teachers are very nice, too. But I wish if we could change 1st to 2nd lunch as we please.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2004

Hillside is very good. The teachers are very nice and it gives lots of learning opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
63%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
61%
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 65% 78%
Hispanic 22% 15%
Asian 4% 2%
Black 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1825 South Nevada
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: (801) 481-4828

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