Hillcrest Elementary

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 1010 E Concord St
       Orlando, FL  32803-4619


(407) 245-1770

District: Orange

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 2,219 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,632 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.8%
Hispanic:
26.1%
African American:
17.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.1%

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Compare Details Hillcrest Elementary ranks better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.34. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hillcrest Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.8%), Hispanic (26.1%), African American (17.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest Elementary is 12.9, which is the 22nd best among 147 elementary schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillcrest Elementary is $10,632. 81 elementary schools in the Orange School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Hillcrest Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest Elementary 42nd of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Hillcrest Elementary in the ranking list.)

Orange:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange 34th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hillcrest Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 37.61 1098th 1688 35.0%
2007 47.18 997th 1786 44.2%
2008 47.69 989th 1789 44.7%
2009 43.38 1116th 1847 39.6%
2010 64.86 701st 1919 63.5%
2011 69.68 603rd 1985 69.6%
2012 82.77 294th 1984 85.2%
2013 83.31 281st 2029 86.2%
2014 92.52 82nd 2064 96.0%
2016 85.21 264th 2087 87.4%
2017 88.26 198th 2112 90.6%
2018 87.61 216th 2118 89.8%
2019 91.85 102nd 2182 95.3%
2021 91.03 152nd 2247 93.2%
2022 95.34 42nd 2219 98.1%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a teacher
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Open Quote There was a change in administration beginning the 2012-2013 school year and foreign language curriculum was adopted for the Spanish and French academies. The principal is professional, accessible and passionate about student success and parent input and involvement and has raised the standard for both faculty and staff and the foreign language magnet program. There is a high expectation for Common Core standards to be taught with rigor but a dire need for upgraded technology in the school to prepare for OCPS and state target of full digital curriculum by 2016. A proactive PTA and SAC works cooperatively with administration and the future is bright for Hillcrest. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Open Quote Most parents are concerned about the direction the school is headed in. The principal is confrontational and unapproachable with adults and children.

While many of the teachers are very good, there has been substantial teacher turnover in the last 4 years.

The language program for Spanish is almost none existent at this point. It used to be an immersion school where certain subjects(like social studies) were taught in Spanish. Now Spanish essentially is a vocabulary subject where the teacher stresses vocabulary words and little discussion or communication in Spanish.

If you want your child to go to a school where the parents care about education, Hillcrest could be for you. If you want your child to learn Spanish, you will be disappointed unless the administration changes. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillcrest Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 173 65 39 94 1 n/a n/a 0 372
1989 169 61 34 96 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1990 130 62 38 118 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1991 141 35 40 140 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1992 139 51 61 133 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1993 133 57 69 111 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1994 115 50 80 76 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1995 113 55 97 69 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1996 113 55 97 69 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1997 101 44 87 110 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1998 88 59 54 89 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1999 98 74 69 98 1 n/a n/a 0 340
2000 113 96 79 85 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2001 119 105 89 106 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2002 132 65 85 96 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2003 132 65 85 96 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2004 128 70 84 88 0 n/a n/a 0 370
2005 145 52 88 76 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2006 147 91 72 70 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2007 143 74 84 58 1 n/a n/a 10 370
2008 155 68 82 58 1 n/a n/a 13 377
2009 182 66 61 51 0 n/a n/a 13 373
2010 205 51 55 59 0 n/a n/a 16 386
2011 220 65 52 78 0 1 16 0 432
2012 234 65 44 85 0 2 22 0 452
2013 231 85 40 93 1 1 22 0 473
2014 216 78 37 104 3 2 22 0 462
2015 207 82 33 119 1 2 19 0 463
2016 202 74 26 107 2 2 19 0 432
2017 193 72 17 112 3 2 18 0 417
2018 190 55 17 107 0 2 19 0 390
2019 189 50 18 98 0 4 23 0 382
2020 192 70 14 110 0 5 27 0 418
2021 184 72 14 105 0 2 25 0 402

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hillcrest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 372 29.0 12.8 69.9
1989 360 30.0 12.0 71.1
1990 348 30.0 11.6 72.1
1991 356 30.0 11.8 0
1992 384 32.0 12.0 1.8
1993 370 32.0 11.6 6.2
1994 321 29.0 11.1 34
1995 334 28.0 11.9 66.8
1996 334 28.0 11.9 66.8
1997 342 26.0 13.2 63.5
1998 290 29.0 10.0 52.1
1999 340 31.0 11.0 68.2
2000 373 32.0 11.7 67
2001 419 29.0 14.4 72.3
2002 378 30.0 12.6 61.6
2003 378 30.0 12.6 61.6
2004 370 29.0 12.8 47.3
2005 361 27.0 13.4 55.4
2006 380 23.0 16.5 46.6
2007 370 27.0 13.7 43.3
2008 377 26.0 14.5 39.6
2009 373 25.6 14.9 36.4
2010 386 24.0 16.0 34.3
2011 432 29.0 14.8 31
2012 452 30.0 15.0 30.1
2013 473 31.0 15.2 31.3
2014 462 31.0 14.9 35.1
2015 463 32.0 14.4 37.8
2016 432 30.0 14.4 36.3
2017 417 30.0 13.9 35.7
2018 390 29.0 13.4 30.8
2019 382 28.0 13.6 28.3
2020 418 29.0 14.4 25.8
2021 402 31.0 12.9 26.1

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Hillcrest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 372 29.0 12.8 69.9
1989 360 30.0 12.0 71.1
1990 348 30.0 11.6 72.1
1991 356 30.0 11.8 0
1992 384 32.0 12.0 1.8
1993 370 32.0 11.6 6.2
1994 321 29.0 11.1 34
1995 334 28.0 11.9 66.8
1996 334 28.0 11.9 66.8
1997 342 26.0 13.2 63.5
1998 290 29.0 10.0 52.1
1999 340 31.0 11.0 68.2
2000 373 32.0 11.7 67
2001 419 29.0 14.4 72.3
2002 378 30.0 12.6 61.6
2003 378 30.0 12.6 61.6
2004 370 29.0 12.8 47.3
2005 361 27.0 13.4 55.4
2006 380 23.0 16.5 46.6
2007 370 27.0 13.7 43.3
2008 377 26.0 14.5 39.6
2009 373 25.6 14.9 36.4
2010 386 24.0 16.0 34.3
2011 432 29.0 14.8 31
2012 452 30.0 15.0 30.1
2013 473 31.0 15.2 31.3
2014 462 31.0 14.9 35.1
2015 463 32.0 14.4 37.8
2016 432 30.0 14.4 36.3
2017 417 30.0 13.9 35.7
2018 390 29.0 13.4 30.8
2019 382 28.0 13.6 28.3
2020 418 29.0 14.4 25.8
2021 402 31.0 12.9 26.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hillcrest Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $225 (2.5%) $8,695 (97.5%) $8,920
2019 $171 (1.7%) $9,687 (98.3%) $9,858
2020 $256 (2.5%) $9,927 (97.5%) $10,185
2021 $667 (6.3%) $9,966 (93.7%) $10,632

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillcrest Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 102nd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 2219 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary)9188
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5554
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary)7981
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Orange)6261
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary)7984
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5757
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary)8487
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Orange)6362
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary)8589
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5453
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary)8285
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Orange)5752
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Hillcrest Elementary)8488
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Orange)5452
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students382402
 5.2%
African American5072
 44%
American Indian00
Asian1814
 22.2%
Hispanic98105
 7.1%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White189184
 2.6%
Two or More Races2325
 8.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.3%26.1%
 2.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Hillcrest Elementary

Yes! Hillcrest Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 42nd of 2219 Florida elementary schools.

Students at Hillcrest Elementary are 46% White, 26% Hispanic, 18% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2020-21 school year, 402 students attended Hillcrest Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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