Hillside Elementary School

Summary:

Hillside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Roswell, Georgia, serving 537 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Fulton County School District, which is ranked 70 out of 201 districts in Georgia, Hillside Elementary consistently outperforms state and county averages on academic assessments.

Hillside Elementary's strong performance is evident across several key metrics. The school ranks in the top 20% of Georgia elementary schools, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. In the 2022-2023 school year, 63.8% of 5th graders at Hillside were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 55.9% in Fulton County and 41.6% statewide. Hillside's diverse student population, with 41.53% White, 25.7% African American, 21.6% Hispanic, and 4.66% Asian students, is noteworthy, as the school maintains high academic performance despite serving a more racially diverse community than some nearby schools like Barnwell Elementary and Vickery Mill Elementary.

Hillside Elementary's success can be attributed to factors such as its higher level of funding, with spending per student increasing from $13,091 in 2016-2017 to $14,696 in 2018-2019, and its relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 11.8 to 12.3 over the past three school years. These resources and efficient allocation contribute to Hillside's ability to outperform nearby high-performing schools like New Prospect Elementary and Barnwell Elementary on academic measures, making it an exemplary institution worthy of further study and replication.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 9250 Scott Rd
       Roswell, GA  30076


(470) 254-6362

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
188th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,696 Help


Students who attend Hillside Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Haynes Bridge Middle School
High:    Centennial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  537

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.5%
African American:
25.7%
Hispanic:
21.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hillside Elementary School ranks better than 84.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 27th among 64 ranked elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hillside Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.5%), African American (25.7%), Hispanic (21.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillside Elementary School is 11.9, which is the 10th best among 64 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillside Elementary School is $14,696, which is the 5th highest among 64 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hillside Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Fulton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fulton County 70th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillside Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.49 326th 1101 70.4%
2007 83.53 119th 1125 89.4%
2008 70.45 318th 1134 72.0%
2009 68.44 368th 1133 67.5%
2010 63.69 483rd 1183 59.2%
2011 67.70 442nd 1212 63.5%
2012 67.29 445th 1201 62.9%
2013 62.02 554th 1225 54.8%
2014 67.03 453rd 1231 63.2%
2015 51.66 561st 1240 54.8%
2016 57.62 465th 1233 62.3%
2017 73.64 274th 1205 77.3%
2018 76.32 259th 1209 78.6%
2019 69.22 340th 1234 72.4%
2021 79.46 230th 1214 81.1%
2022 74.75 290th 1244 76.7%
2023 84.06 188th 1242 84.9%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Hillside Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
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by a parent
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Open Quote Our 2 kids have been at Hillside for the last 7 years and have appreciated the teachers, staff and administration very much. Plus, the PTA is involved in cool programs (social and academic) and community building efforts. We are very glad our children are attending Hillside. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillside Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 403 154 43 166 3 n/a n/a 0 769
2003 403 154 43 166 3 n/a n/a 0 769
2004 386 139 45 240 2 n/a n/a 0 812
2005 366 127 47 162 2 n/a n/a 25 729
2006 381 112 44 171 2 n/a n/a 27 737
2007 372 109 36 165 2 n/a n/a 30 714
2008 364 122 34 178 0 n/a n/a 32 730
2009 348 125 30 186 0 n/a n/a 38 727
2010 334 116 26 314 0 0 38 0 828
2011 284 128 26 280 0 0 21 0 739
2012 274 145 25 258 0 0 19 0 721
2013 258 131 25 277 1 0 29 0 721
2014 255 130 18 274 1 0 22 0 700
2015 223 134 17 299 0 0 18 0 691
2016 194 120 19 288 2 0 25 0 648
2017 228 114 25 123 1 0 29 0 520
2018 235 124 20 111 1 0 30 0 521
2019 216 118 17 113 0 0 32 0 496
2020 236 137 16 120 0 0 46 0 555
2021 195 141 19 111 1 0 46 0 513
2022 235 162 19 100 0 0 29 0 545
2023 223 138 25 116 0 0 35 0 537

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 Hillside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 769 53.3 14.4 36.9
2003 769 53.3 14.4 36.9
2004 812 52.8 15.4 39.4
2005 729 54.0 13.5 29.7
2006 737 57.3 12.9 33.1
2007 714 54.8 13.0 31.6
2008 730 56.3 13.0 33.4
2009 727 57.7 12.6 36.6
2010 828 60.8 13.6 51.3
2011 739 53.0 13.9 51.6
2012 721 55.9 12.8 52.3
2013 721 56.9 12.6 54.4
2014 700 57.8 12.1 55.3
2015 691 56.0 12.3 60.8
2016 648 54.0 12.0 57.9
2017 520 42.6 12.2 38.8
2018 521 42.2 12.3 35.9
2019 496 41.0 12.0 32.7
2020 555 43.7 12.7 33.2
2021 513 43.3 11.8 25.1
2022 545 44.3 12.3 n/a
2023 537 45.0 11.9 33

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hillside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 769 53.3 14.4 36.9
2003 769 53.3 14.4 36.9
2004 812 52.8 15.4 39.4
2005 729 54.0 13.5 29.7
2006 737 57.3 12.9 33.1
2007 714 54.8 13.0 31.6
2008 730 56.3 13.0 33.4
2009 727 57.7 12.6 36.6
2010 828 60.8 13.6 51.3
2011 739 53.0 13.9 51.6
2012 721 55.9 12.8 52.3
2013 721 56.9 12.6 54.4
2014 700 57.8 12.1 55.3
2015 691 56.0 12.3 60.8
2016 648 54.0 12.0 57.9
2017 520 42.6 12.2 38.8
2018 521 42.2 12.3 35.9
2019 496 41.0 12.0 32.7
2020 555 43.7 12.7 33.2
2021 513 43.3 11.8 25.1
2022 545 44.3 12.3 n/a
2023 537 45.0 11.9 33

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 Hillside Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $752 (5.7%) $12,332 (94.2%) $13,091
2018 $571 (4.0%) $13,590 (96.0%) $14,161
2019 $462 (3.1%) $14,234 (96.9%) $14,696

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillside Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 340th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 188th of 1242 Elementary schools
 12.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)60.860.7
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)48.652.3
 3.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillside Elementary School)60.864
 3.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)57.159.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)66.753.1
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)51.548.8
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Elementary School)7055.1
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)55.655.8
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)47.263.8
 16.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)54.955.9
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Elementary School)59.748.8
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)48.548.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Hillside Elementary School)36.157.5
 21.4%
   5th Grade Science (Fulton County)44.949.1
 4.2%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students496537
 8.3%
African American118138
 16.9%
American Indian00
Asian1725
 47.1%
Hispanic113116
 2.7%
Pacific Islander00
White216223
 3.2%
Two or More Races3235
 9.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.7%33%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Elementary School

Students at Hillside Elementary School are 42% White, 26% African American, 22% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Hillside Elementary School ranks 188th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Hillside Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Haynes Bridge Middle School
High : Centennial High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 537 students attended Hillside Elementary School.


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

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