Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School serves 1,023 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Hillcrest High School operates within the Springfield R-xii School District.
Springfield R-xii School District's 82% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1023 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,023 students
Hillcrest High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Hillcrest High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Hillcrest High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Hillcrest High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Hillcrest High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Hispanic
4%
5%
Hillcrest High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
11%
16%
Hillcrest High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
83%
73%
Hillcrest High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Hillcrest High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.30 0.44
Hillcrest High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
42%
Hillcrest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Hillcrest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Springfield R-xii School District's student population of 25,609 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 81% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,899 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Springfield R-xii School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
2
Number of Students Managed 25,609 589
Springfield R-xii School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 82% 87%
Springfield R-xii School District Graduation Rate (1993-2014)
District Total Revenue $220 MM n/a
Springfield R-xii School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $241 MM n/a
Springfield R-xii School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,899 n/a
Springfield R-xii School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,747 n/a
Springfield R-xii School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Juvenile Justice Center (2.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Reed Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Truman Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • SpringfieldTruman Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
    1 miles
    3850 North Farm Rd 159
    SpringfieldMO 65803
    (417)523-5100
    1PK-5409
  • SpringfieldWatkins Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 333 students
    1 miles
    732 West Talmage
    SpringfieldMO 65803
    (417)523-5000
    1PK-5333
  • SpringfieldBowerman Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 292 students
    1.5 miles
    2148 North Douglas
    SpringfieldMO 65803
    (417)523-1400
    1.5KG-5292
  • SpringfieldFremont Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 186 students
    1.6 miles
    2814 North Fremont
    SpringfieldMO 65803
    (417)523-1700
    1.6PK-5186
  • SpringfieldRobberson Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 309 students
    1.6 miles
    1100 East Kearney
    SpringfieldMO 65803
    (417)523-1800
    1.6KG-5309

School Reviews

lack of teacher communication to parents which reflected their apathy towards a student falling behind. As I parent I would have been thrilled to receive emails, etc., about my child's lack of progress. I felt as if they really do not care about my student. I would have worked vigorously alongside my student and the teachers had they given me some specific feedback and ideas. I take the main responsibility for leading my child, being their parent, but am not able to read minds or force teachers to communicate about specific study areas. Please do not let this happen to other families. My child had a high iq and had great potential but performed so poorly at hillcrest high.
- Posted by Parent, 12/20/10

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