1500 Frederick Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Hillcrest Elementary School serves 698 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Hillcrest Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Hillcrest Elementary School's student population of 698 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
698 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#127 out of 1354 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
12%
34%
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White
65%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 698 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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