8177 Hillside Tr S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Hillside Elementary School serves 431 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Hillside Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hillside Elementary School's student population of 431 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
431 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillside Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,789 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillside Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#523 out of 1789 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
10%
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Black
6%
12%
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White
67%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 56% MN state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 59% MN state average).

How many students attend Hillside Elementary School?

431 students attend Hillside Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

67% of Hillside Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Hillside Elementary School?

Hillside Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.

What grades does Hillside Elementary School offer ?

Hillside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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