401 Hillcrest School Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Hillcrest Middle School serves 540 students in grades 6-8.
Hillcrest Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Hillcrest Middle School's student population of 540 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
540 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Calendar

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Date
Early Release for Students/Last Day for Students
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
Teacher Work Day/Last Day for Teachers
May 27, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Hillcrest Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillcrest Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#755 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
61%
33%
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White
32%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 540 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 30%)

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