Hillside Middle School

  • Hillside Middle School serves 598 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Hillside Middle School's student population of 598 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students598 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hillside Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hillside Middle School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2573 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hillside Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hillside Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
52%
18%
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White
31%
66%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hillside Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.630.53
This chart display the diversity score of Hillside Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hillside Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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School District NameKalamazoo Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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