304 15th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Hillcrest Elementary - 04 serves 264 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Hillcrest Elementary - 04 placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary - 04 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Hillcrest Elementary - 04's student population of 264 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary - 04 is ranked within the top 20% of all 631 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary - 04 is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#120 out of 631 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
14%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
76%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hillcrest Elementary - 04's ranking?

Hillcrest Elementary - 04 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Hillcrest Elementary - 04?

264 students attend Hillcrest Elementary - 04.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

76% of Hillcrest Elementary - 04 students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillcrest Elementary - 04?

Hillcrest Elementary - 04 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Hillcrest Elementary - 04 offer ?

Hillcrest Elementary - 04 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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