Hilltop Middle School

Hilltop Middle School serves 1,071 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Hilltop Middle School operates within the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 1071 students has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 1,071 students
Hilltop Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Hilltop Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hilltop Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 22:1
Hilltop Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
11%
Hilltop Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
82%
52%
Hilltop Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
Hilltop Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
9%
26%
Hilltop Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hilltop Middle School Sch Ethnicity Hilltop Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.32 0.64
Hilltop Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Hilltop Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
Hilltop Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,566 students has grown by 3373% over five years.
School District Name Sweetwater Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
4
Number of Students Managed 40,566 1,577
Sweetwater Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $478 MM $19 MM
Sweetwater Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $462 MM $18 MM
Sweetwater Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $409,159 $11,099
Sweetwater Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $395,217 $10,975
Sweetwater Union High School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hilltop Senior High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chula Vista Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hilltop Drive Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chula Vista Hilltop Drive Elementary School
    30 Murray St
    Chula Vista , CA , 91910
    (619)422-8323
    0.1  mi  |  569  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Chula Vista Howard Gardner Community Charter
    Charter School
    580 Hilltop Dr
    Chula Vista , CA , 91910
    (619)498-5429
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Chula Vista Hilltop Senior High School
    Magnet School
    555 Claire Ave
    Chula Vista , CA , 91910
    (619)476-4200
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  2106  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chula Vista Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Cook (hazel Goes) Elementary School
    875 Cuyamaca Ave
    Chula Vista , CA , 91911
    (619)422-8381
    0.6  mi  |  481  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Chula Vista Chula Vista Senior High School
    Magnet School
    820 Fourth Ave
    Chula Vista , CA , 91911
    (619)476-5824
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  2698  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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