Hillside Elementary School

  • Hillside Elementary School serves 487 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Hillside Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 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).

School Overview

  • Hillside Elementary School's student population of 487 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students487 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Hillside Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillside Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#392 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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 This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hillside Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.450.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNeedham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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