Hillside Middle School

1941 Alamo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Hillside Middle School serves 575 students in grades 6-8.
Hillside Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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Hillside Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Hillside Middle School's student population of 575 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
575 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hillside Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2501 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
52%
18%
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White
29%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 10%)

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