Hillcrest Elementary School

  • Hillcrest Elementary School serves 1,013 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 22% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Hillcrest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Hillcrest Elementary School's student population of 1,013 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,013 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Hillcrest Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
66%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
19%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
6%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hillcrest Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.520.40
This chart display the diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFrederick County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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