1051 State Road 60 E
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Hillcrest Elementary School serves 715 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Hillcrest Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hillcrest Elementary School's student population of 715 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
715 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1365 out of 3628 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
59%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
55%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
35%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
49%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Hillcrest Elementary School often compared to?

Hillcrest Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Polk Avenue Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).

How many students attend Hillcrest Elementary School?

715 students attend Hillcrest Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

49% of Hillcrest Elementary School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillcrest Elementary School?

Hillcrest Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.

What grades does Hillcrest Elementary School offer ?

Hillcrest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Hillcrest Elementary School part of?

Hillcrest Elementary School is part of Polk School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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