Hills Elementary School

  • Hills Elementary School serves 223 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Hills Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Hills Elementary School's student population of 223 students has grown by 72% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 127% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Hills Elementary School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#1179 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:115:1
American Indian
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
38%
11%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
47%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIowa City Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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