Hillcrest Elementary School

Public, Charter PK, KG-5

 1051 State Road 60 E
       Lake Wales, FL  33853-4258


(863) 678-4216

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
761st of 2,215 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,940 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5
Number of students:  715

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.0%
Hispanic:
25.0%
African American:
19.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.2%

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Compare Details Hillcrest Elementary School ranks better than 65.6% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 17th among 80 ranked elementary schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hillcrest Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49%), Hispanic (25%), African American (19.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.2% 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 School is 15.5. 54 elementary schools in the Polk School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillcrest Elementary School is $6,940. 80 elementary schools in the Polk School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Hillcrest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest Elementary School 761st of 2215 Florida public elementary schools. (See Hillcrest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Polk:

SchoolDigger ranks Polk 58th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillcrest Elementary School

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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 30.14 1216th 1688 28.0%
2007 35.79 1211th 1786 32.2%
2008 45.97 1028th 1789 42.5%
2009 50.37 972nd 1847 47.4%
2010 40.09 1235th 1919 35.6%
2011 40.45 1263rd 1985 36.4%
2012 42.71 1159th 1984 41.6%
2013 41.63 1193rd 2029 41.2%
2014 49.17 1044th 2064 49.4%
2016 49.18 1059th 2087 49.3%
2017 59.70 833rd 2112 60.6%
2018 62.24 771st 2118 63.6%
2019 55.11 965th 2182 55.8%
2021 58.36 907th 2247 59.6%
2022 63.88 761st 2215 65.6%

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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by a parent
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Open Quote My kids have attended Hillcrest for 2 years and we love the energy, art programs, teachers and staff. We feel so lucky to have a school in Lake Wales that is dedicated to helping each and every student excel while making learning fun and challenging at the same time. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillcrest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 363 197 6 14 1 n/a n/a 0 581
1989 375 203 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1990 344 197 7 18 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1991 371 211 6 17 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1992 359 219 2 20 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1993 336 215 1 23 3 n/a n/a 0 578
1994 358 201 2 27 1 n/a n/a 0 589
1995 322 198 0 29 1 n/a n/a 0 550
1996 322 198 0 29 1 n/a n/a 0 550
1997 317 201 0 36 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1998 337 213 0 49 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1999 345 212 0 50 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 347 222 0 57 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 345 209 0 65 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2002 332 160 1 70 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2003 332 160 1 70 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2004 321 162 0 88 0 n/a n/a 0 571
2005 326 172 1 102 0 n/a n/a 0 601
2006 336 158 0 118 0 n/a n/a 0 612
2007 341 136 0 126 1 n/a n/a 24 628
2008 314 142 0 126 0 n/a n/a 21 603
2009 299 137 0 132 2 n/a n/a 32 602
2010 310 151 0 148 0 n/a n/a 36 645
2011 288 175 3 177 5 0 26 0 674
2012 285 154 4 182 3 0 22 0 650
2013 308 141 2 177 3 0 19 0 650
2014 336 146 3 177 1 0 14 0 677
2015 349 141 2 175 0 0 11 0 678
2016 347 140 2 172 0 0 12 0 673
2017 362 131 3 172 0 0 15 0 683
2018 345 126 4 179 0 0 22 0 676
2019 337 132 3 173 0 0 30 0 675
2020 333 138 5 174 0 0 35 0 685
2021 350 139 8 179 1 0 38 0 715

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 581 30.0 19.3 41
1989 592 33.0 17.9 38.2
1990 566 30.0 18.8 14.1
1991 605 37.0 16.3 45.1
1992 601 39.0 15.4 41.9
1993 578 38.0 15.2 43.4
1994 589 33.0 17.8 49.4
1995 550 30.0 18.3 57.1
1996 550 30.0 18.3 57.1
1997 554 30.0 18.5 58.5
1998 599 32.0 18.7 59.4
1999 607 36.0 16.9 60.3
2000 626 36.0 17.4 56.9
2001 619 35.0 17.7 61.2
2002 563 37.0 15.2 73.5
2003 563 37.0 15.2 73.5
2004 571 40.0 14.3 77.6
2005 601 47.0 12.8 62.4
2006 612 46.0 13.3 73.9
2007 628 43.0 14.6 75.5
2008 603 44.5 13.6 73
2009 602 51.1 13.8 74.6
2010 645 41.5 15.5 76.5
2011 674 44.0 15.3 75.8
2012 650 42.0 15.4 67.2
2013 650 43.0 15.1 68.9
2014 677 46.0 14.7 50.7
2015 678 47.0 14.4 53.1
2016 673 48.0 14.0 55
2017 683 53.0 12.8 7.2
2018 676 53.0 12.7 57
2019 675 42.0 16.0 55.4
2020 685 44.0 15.5 54.6
2021 715 46.0 15.5 55.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Hillcrest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 581 30.0 19.3 41
1989 592 33.0 17.9 38.2
1990 566 30.0 18.8 14.1
1991 605 37.0 16.3 45.1
1992 601 39.0 15.4 41.9
1993 578 38.0 15.2 43.4
1994 589 33.0 17.8 49.4
1995 550 30.0 18.3 57.1
1996 550 30.0 18.3 57.1
1997 554 30.0 18.5 58.5
1998 599 32.0 18.7 59.4
1999 607 36.0 16.9 60.3
2000 626 36.0 17.4 56.9
2001 619 35.0 17.7 61.2
2002 563 37.0 15.2 73.5
2003 563 37.0 15.2 73.5
2004 571 40.0 14.3 77.6
2005 601 47.0 12.8 62.4
2006 612 46.0 13.3 73.9
2007 628 43.0 14.6 75.5
2008 603 44.5 13.6 73
2009 602 51.1 13.8 74.6
2010 645 41.5 15.5 76.5
2011 674 44.0 15.3 75.8
2012 650 42.0 15.4 67.2
2013 650 43.0 15.1 68.9
2014 677 46.0 14.7 50.7
2015 678 47.0 14.4 53.1
2016 673 48.0 14.0 55
2017 683 53.0 12.8 7.2
2018 676 53.0 12.7 57
2019 675 42.0 16.0 55.4
2020 685 44.0 15.5 54.6
2021 715 46.0 15.5 55.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hillcrest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $519 (7.6%) $6,276 (92.4%) $6,795
2019 $556 (7.2%) $7,119 (92.8%) $7,675
2020 $413 (5.8%) $6,686 (94.2%) $7,099
2021 $399 (5.7%) $6,541 (94.3%) $6,940

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillcrest Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 965th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 907th of 2247 Elementary schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)5061
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Polk)5247
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary School)6161
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)5753
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4842
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary School)7364
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)5749
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4743
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest Elementary School)6450
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5143
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Hillcrest Elementary School)5235
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Polk)4539
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students675715
 5.9%
African American132139
 5.3%
American Indian01
Asian38
 166.7%
Hispanic173179
 3.5%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races3038
 26.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.4%55.2%
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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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