Hillcrest Elementary School

9301 Thomas Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55431
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 350 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Hillcrest Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 53%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Bottom 50% in MN
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hillcrest Elementary School's student population of 350 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
350 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hillcrest Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
#896 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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35-39%
45%
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 2020-21 school year data.
50-54%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
16%
12%
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White
66%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hillcrest Elementary School's ranking?
Hillcrest Elementary School is ranked #896 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Hillcrest Elementary School often compared to?
Hillcrest Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Olson Elementary School, Poplar Bridge Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Hillcrest Elementary School?
350 students attend Hillcrest Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Hillcrest Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillcrest Elementary School?
Hillcrest Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hillcrest Elementary School offer ?
Hillcrest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Hillcrest Elementary School part of?
Hillcrest Elementary School is part of Bloomington Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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