Highcrest Middle School

569 Hunter Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Highcrest Middle School serves 853 students in grades 5-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Highcrest Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Highcrest Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Highcrest Middle School's student population of 853 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students853 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

Highcrest Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highcrest Middle School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#173 out of 3672 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
75%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
3%
27%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilmette 39 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highcrest Middle School is New Trier Township H S Winnetka (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wilmette Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harper Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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