3665 South Industrial Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Hillcrest High School serves 2,336 students in grades 9-12.
Hillcrest High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Hillcrest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

Hillcrest High School's student population of 2,336 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,336 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#150 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
59%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   5/16/2016
It has been awhile since High School,but the old school shares alot of good memories. The class of 1965,1966,and 1967 some say was the last of the inninence?
- Posted by Student/Alumni - diana

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,336 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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