Hillcrest Middle School

401 Hillcrest School Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 584 students in grades 6-8, Hillcrest Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 584 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hillcrest Middle School's student population of 584 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
584 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Hillcrest Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hillcrest Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#828 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Hillcrest Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
11%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
39%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
18:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Hillcrest Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
72%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
22%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hillcrest Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.44
This chart displays the diversity score of Hillcrest Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hillcrest Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hillcrest Middle School's ranking?
Hillcrest Middle School is ranked #828 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Hillcrest Middle School often compared to?
Hillcrest Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northridge Middle School, Echols Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Hillcrest Middle School?
584 students attend Hillcrest Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Hillcrest Middle School students are Black, 22% of students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillcrest Middle School?
Hillcrest Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Hillcrest Middle School offer ?
Hillcrest Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Hillcrest Middle School part of?
Hillcrest Middle School is part of Tuscaloosa County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 584 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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