28 Glen Gary Rd
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Hillside Elementary School serves 487 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Hillside Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Hillside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Hillside Elementary School's student population of 487 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
487 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillside Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillside Elementary School is 0.45, 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 (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#190 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45 (Top 50%)

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