Hillcrest School

  • Hillcrest School serves 423 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Hillcrest School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Hillcrest School's student population of 423 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students423 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillcrest School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hillcrest School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank
54%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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Asian
19%
10%
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Hispanic
36%
26%
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Black
29%
16%
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White
15%
46%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hillcrest School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.730.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hillcrest School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Township Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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