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The teachers are verbally abusive and manipulative to say the least . They don't have filters when they talk to the students and forget that kids ages 12-14 are especially sensitive because they are just starting puberty .

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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If you have a learning disability they single you out and say inappropriate things about you parents and family someone trying to blame them that you have a learning disability.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The principal that was there when I was there didn't care about bullying at all. There was a lot of bullying that happened , she saw and she didn't even bat an eye.

Develops character: Disagree


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Kids benefit more from lying than being honest because teachers punish them in the same manner either way.



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Principal, counselors, teachers all care about this school. Love it!!!! My student is thriving here.




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Excellent school with excellent teachers. Parent involvement is less than non-SLC schools as many families are two income families versus stay at home parents.



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The teachers here don't care about the students and often times will fail a student rather then teach them. I have had three different students go here and all three have had horrible experiences the school lacks consistency in handling behaviors and policies they pick and choose which students the policies apply to or ignoring policy altogether when it comes to more economically advantaged students. Their reading resource teacher leaves plenty to be desired and often times singles out students to humiliate in front of others. If your student has an Iep I would keep them from going to Hillside or as my students refer to it Hellside.



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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.




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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 :(



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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.

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Last modified Hillside Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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