Hillcrest High School

Public 9-12

 300 Patriot Pkwy
       Tuscaloosa, AL  35405


 (205) 342-2800

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District: Tuscaloosa County

SchoolDigger Rank:
93rd of 362 Alabama High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.0
Number of students:  1,371

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.8%
African American:
45.7%
Hispanic:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, October 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Hillcrest High School ranked better than 74.3% of high schools in Alabama. It also ranked first among 6 ranked high schools in the Tuscaloosa County School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.13. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.8%), African American (45.7%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 43.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest High School is 18. 4 high schools in the Tuscaloosa County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Hillcrest High School employs 76 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Hillcrest High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest High School 93rd of 362 Alabama public high schools. (See Hillcrest High School in the ranking list.)

Tuscaloosa County:

SchoolDigger ranks Tuscaloosa County 59th of 129 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hillcrest High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.42 72nd 357 79.8%
2005 77.43 39th 359 89.1%
2006 63.80 110th 357 69.2%
2007 70.42 95th 358 73.5%
2008 71.92 57th 359 84.1%
2009 76.44 47th 357 86.8%
2010 79.22 35th 358 90.2%
2011 73.25 60th 360 83.3%
2012 65.01 114th 358 68.2%
2013 65.56 80th 358 77.7%
2014 61.72 119th 358 66.8%
2015 60.16 116th 353 67.1%
2016 64.60 103rd 351 70.7%
2017 64.11 101st 353 71.4%
2018 66.36 115th 356 67.7%
2019 73.13 93rd 362 74.3%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, February 18, 2013

Open Quote This schools rankings has dropped from the top 80 something percent to just barely over 50%. I'm giving serious thought to taking my child out and putting in private school where their accountable to the parents instead of the dictatorship displayed by this school!Stop the bleeding and replace management! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 15, 2013

Open Quote I have to agree with the previous post. I have tried to bring issues up to the principle only to be left feeling like i've wasted my time! Theres always an excuse and never a solution!Thet need to learn that these are our children and just possibly we may have something to say that could be right! In short untill changes are made in management at this school i don't see any changes being made for the better of the children. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Open Quote Bad leadership! Principle puts band before education and excuses before results! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Open Quote We have two children that we have recently moved into this school district(9th and 11th grade). I did extensive research before building a home in any of the school districts. So far, we are extremely happy with Hillcrest. I have found the kids very well-mannered and accepting. My kids have found friends and activities quite easily. The educators seem to care and there are a number of advanced courses to participate in. The athletics seem above average for high school teams and the show choir/theater department is outstanding. I highly recommend this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Open Quote We were very disappointed in the Hillcrest part of the county school district. The bus on our daughter's route reportedly didn't have enough room for all the students coming home. Sometimes the teachers who were coaches spent their class time on coaching and not teaching. They disclosed private information about one student in front of others, a violation of Federal law. Another teacher forced students to participate in a religious-based assignment. Not a problem unless you are not of that denomination or mind-set. The students were allowed too much control over the classroom, making it a terrible experience for my child who ended up hating it so much they dropped out, even though a very intelligent, well-mannered student. We would have chosen a private school if we had known. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillcrest High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 556 196 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1994 590 223 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 813
1995 705 228 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 937
1996 705 228 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 937
1997 782 261 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1051
1998 851 270 8 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1135
1999 827 295 6 2 1 n/a n/a 2 1133
2000 814 288 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1114
2001 829 308 8 6 0 n/a n/a 2 1153
2002 811 303 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1133
2003 811 303 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1133
2004 798 353 10 5 0 n/a n/a 3 1169
2005 803 347 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1163
2006 814 364 14 10 0 n/a n/a 5 1207
2007 811 386 15 9 0 n/a n/a 4 1225
2008 794 404 16 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1229
2009 748 450 18 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1226
2010 745 472 13 11 2 n/a n/a 9 1252
2011 704 502 12 11 1 0 3 0 1233
2012 707 530 15 8 2 2 7 0 1271
2013 725 549 13 15 3 0 5 0 1310
2014 721 575 12 16 3 1 6 0 1334
2015 682 571 19 28 3 3 6 0 1312
2016 689 556 19 35 3 2 6 0 1310
2017 683 601 17 38 0 2 11 0 1352
2018 683 626 18 35 0 1 8 0 1371

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hillcrest High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 754 43.0 17.5 n/a
1994 813 46.0 17.7 n/a
1995 937 55.4 16.9 n/a
1996 937 55.4 16.9 n/a
1997 1051 58.8 17.9 16.9
1998 1135 63.5 17.9 14.4
1999 1133 65.0 17.4 19.5
2000 1114 70.0 15.9 24.6
2001 1153 71.0 16.2 27.5
2002 1133 67.5 16.8 23.0
2003 1133 67.5 16.8 23.0
2004 1169 67.0 17.4 29.8
2005 1163 59.5 19.5 29.3
2006 1207 64.0 18.8 34.0
2007 1225 68.5 17.9 30.9
2008 1229 71.3 17.2 28.5
2009 1226 69.1 17.6 33.8
2010 1252 68.0 18.4 36.2
2011 1233 71.0 17.3 38.3
2012 1271 71.0 17.9 39.0
2013 1310 75.3 17.3 42.7
2014 1334 73.3 18.1 42.4
2015 1312 73.0 17.9 39.7
2016 1310 73.0 17.9 36.7
2017 1352 73.5 18.3 38.7
2018 1371 76.0 18.0 43.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Hillcrest High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 754 43.0 17.5 n/a
1994 813 46.0 17.7 n/a
1995 937 55.4 16.9 n/a
1996 937 55.4 16.9 n/a
1997 1051 58.8 17.9 16.9
1998 1135 63.5 17.9 14.4
1999 1133 65.0 17.4 19.5
2000 1114 70.0 15.9 24.6
2001 1153 71.0 16.2 27.5
2002 1133 67.5 16.8 23.0
2003 1133 67.5 16.8 23.0
2004 1169 67.0 17.4 29.8
2005 1163 59.5 19.5 29.3
2006 1207 64.0 18.8 34.0
2007 1225 68.5 17.9 30.9
2008 1229 71.3 17.2 28.5
2009 1226 69.1 17.6 33.8
2010 1252 68.0 18.4 36.2
2011 1233 71.0 17.3 38.3
2012 1271 71.0 17.9 39.0
2013 1310 75.3 17.3 42.7
2014 1334 73.3 18.1 42.4
2015 1312 73.0 17.9 39.7
2016 1310 73.0 17.9 36.7
2017 1352 73.5 18.3 38.7
2018 1371 76.0 18.0 43.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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