Hillcrest Middle School serves 584 students in grades 6-8.
Hillcrest Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is equal to the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 584 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
- Minority Enrollment: 78%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 15% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 46% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Hillcrest Middle School's student population of 584 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hillcrest Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#612 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #612 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% 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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