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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Hillcrest Elementary School operates within the Bloomington Public School District.

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 declined by 5% 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
Hillcrest Elementary School Total Students (1992-2016)
Gender %Hillcrest Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Hillcrest Elementary School Total Teachers (1995-2016)
Students by GradeHillcrest Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Hillcrest Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1995-2016)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Hillcrest Elementary School American Indian Students (2010-2011)
Asian
4%
7%
Hillcrest Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Hispanic
6%
9%
Hillcrest Elementary School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
13%
10%
Hillcrest Elementary School Black Students (1996-2016)
White
70%
68%
Hillcrest Elementary School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
7%
4%
Hillcrest Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHillcrest Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.33
Hillcrest Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
31%
Hillcrest Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
Hillcrest Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Hillcrest Elementary School is Bloomington Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 511 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bloomington Public School District's student population of 10,399 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,991 is higher than the state average of $11,015. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,141 is higher than the state average of $11,205. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
    School District NameBloomington Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    24
    2
    Number of Students Managed10,399531
    Bloomington Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    57%
    60%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    60%
    District Total Revenue$147 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$138 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,991$11,015
    District Spending / Student$13,141$11,205
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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