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Hillside School

Public | PK-6 | 743 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted September 16, 2009

I love hillside!! the principal is wonderful, and the one bad teacher we had no longer works there. All the teachers are very kind, and the office staff knows all the kids by name. The best part is that parents are welcome to bring their younger children into the school with them when they volunteer. Everyone is welcome. Everyday my children have something wonderful and exciting to share. We love hillside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

All three of my children attended Hillside grades K-6. For the most part, it was a very good experience. We had a few teachers over the years I didn't care for, but most of the teachers here really loved the kids and went the extra mile to educate them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

We recently moved to buy a bigger house.What a mistake! Hillside was perfect for our children. Your child will learn to be an excellent reader. They have a lot of incentives to motivate any child to want to achieve and learn. They will love going to school. I enjoyed the teachers and staff. They did get a new principal this year so I don't know if things have changed. They offer many programs at Hillside and in Granite School District that Jordan District does not offer (Accelerated programs; gifted and talented; accerated reading and math and more). We loved Mrs. Pincock, Mrs. Anglin, Miss Evans, Mrs. Down, and Mrs. Partner...The PTA is does many wonderful things to keep your child involved. I would go for a smaller district and smaller school. The teachers were wonderful and really prepared my children academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Hillside did not meet the needs of my student. We had 4 teachers in 5 grades that were not interested in teaching my student. They only teach to the mainstream students. If the student is above or below average the teachers just don't have time for them. It's a shame. If your student is average they may do well. If not, don't choose Hillside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

Hillside has improved greatly over the last few years. My child is now in 5th grade and I am very glad to have him there. There were some issues before but they have changed so much that I will be sad to see my child move into Jr. High. They have great staff and it is obvious that they are all there to help our children succeed! Thank you Hillside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

We love Hillside! Excellent speech and reading resource teachers. Fun family activities, great teachers and staff. The only issue I have ever had is some of the after-school activites and family nite activites are centered around one specific religious/value system without considering other cultures and/or beliefs. I think that this does not take away from hillside as this tends to come from the parents and PTA staff.
—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

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
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 82% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
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 44% 78%
Hispanic 38% 15%
Asian 8% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4283 South 6000 West
West Valley City, UT 84128
Phone: (385) 646-4870

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