Hillside Elementary School

  • Hillside Elementary School serves 619 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Hillside Elementary School's student population of 619 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students619 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillside Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hillside Elementary School is 0.68, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#651 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hillside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
11%
27%
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Black
34%
16%
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White
44%
45%
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Two or more races
7%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 NJ.
Diversity Score0.680.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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 New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontclair Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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