Hillcrest High School

160-05 Highland Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 2,590 students in grades 8-12, Hillcrest High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,590 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : 81% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 70% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hillcrest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Hillcrest High School's student population of 2,590 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 165 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,590 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
165 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest High School ranks within the top 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hillcrest High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2136 out of 4377 schools
(Top 50%)
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70%
46%
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30-34%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
28%
10%
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Hispanic
36%
29%
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Black
26%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
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81%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hillcrest High School's ranking?
Hillcrest High School is ranked #2136 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hillcrest High School?
The graduation rate of Hillcrest High School is 81%, which is lower than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Hillcrest High School?
2,590 students attend Hillcrest High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Hillcrest High School students are Hispanic, 28% of students are Asian, 26% of students are Black, 5% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are White, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillcrest High School?
Hillcrest High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Hillcrest High School offer ?
Hillcrest High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hillcrest High School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,590 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 70% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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