Hillcrest Elementary School

  • Hillcrest Elementary School serves 416 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 72% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Hillcrest Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Hillcrest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Hillcrest Elementary School's student population of 416 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
60%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
60%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Hillcrest Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
13%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
70%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hillcrest Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
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 MN.
Diversity Score0.490.33
This chart display the diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
31%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBloomington Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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