Hillcrest High School

3319 N Grant
Springfield, MO 65803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Hillcrest High School serves 948 students in grades 9-12.
Hillcrest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 948 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hillcrest High School's student population of 948 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
948 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillcrest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1783 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
11%
15%
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White
73%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hillcrest High School's ranking?
Hillcrest High School is ranked #1783 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Hillcrest High School often compared to?
Hillcrest High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kickapoo High School, Glendale High School, Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hillcrest High School?
The graduation rate of Hillcrest High School is 89%, which is equal to the Missouri state average of 89%.
How many students attend Hillcrest High School?
948 students attend Hillcrest High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Hillcrest High School students are White, 11% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
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 Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Hillcrest High School offer ?
Hillcrest High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Hillcrest High School part of?
Hillcrest High School is part of Springfield R-XII School District.

School Reviews

5   12/8/2021
Good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lunna
2   12/20/2010
lack of teacher communication to parents which reflected their apathy towards a student falling behind. As I parent I would have been thrilled to receive emails, etc., about my child's lack of progress. I felt as if they really do not care about my student. I would have worked vigorously alongside my student and the teachers had they given me some specific feedback and ideas. I take the main responsibility for leading my child, being their parent, but am not able to read minds or force teachers to communicate about specific study areas. Please do not let this happen to other families. My child had a high iq and had great potential but performed so poorly at hillcrest high.
- Posted by Parent - jonp1

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 948 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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