Hillside Elementary School

Summary:

Hillside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Farmington Hills, Michigan, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Farmington Public School District. With a diverse student population, Hillside consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, ranking in the top 12% of Michigan elementary schools.

Hillside Elementary's strong academic performance is evident across multiple metrics. The school's students score significantly higher than district and state averages in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Hillside also excels in the performance of specific student subgroups, ranking in the top 3% for Asian students, top 11% for African American students, and top 9% for English Language Learners in the state. This academic excellence is supported by higher per-student spending compared to the state average.

While Hillside Elementary's academic achievements are impressive, the school faces a concerning trend of increasing chronic absenteeism. Compared to nearby schools in the Farmington Public School District, Hillside outperforms most, but Farmington STEAM Academy consistently ranks higher, suggesting that specialized programs and curriculum may be a factor in academic success. Nonetheless, Hillside Elementary's diverse student population and strong overall performance make it a standout school within the Farmington Public School District.


Detail:

Public K-5

 36801 W 11 Mile Rd
       Farmington Hills, MI  48335-1109


(248) 489-3773

District: Farmington Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
169th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,767 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  629

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.8%
Asian:
28.5%
African American:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hillside Elementary School ranks better than 88.5% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.87. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hillside Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.8%), Asian (28.5%), African American (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.3% 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 16.9. 6 elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillside Elementary School is $15,767. 5 elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillside Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillside Elementary School 169th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Hillside Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Farmington Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Farmington Public School District 144th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillside Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 77.36 235th 1545 84.8%
2007 80.17 193rd 1565 87.7%
2008 74.59 348th 1577 77.9%
2009 71.24 464th 1589 70.8%
2010 66.81 636th 1552 59.0%
2011 76.02 318th 1552 79.5%
2012 71.13 421st 1566 73.1%
2013 74.72 348th 1563 77.7%
2014 74.41 350th 1533 77.2%
2015 67.29 496th 1580 68.6%
2016 54.48 707th 1548 54.3%
2017 58.59 526th 1466 64.1%
2018 70.71 424th 1448 70.7%
2019 71.09 354th 1408 74.9%
2021 55.90 441st 1153 61.8%
2022 60.86 465th 1344 65.4%
2023 85.87 169th 1470 88.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.34 32nd 270 88.1%
2019 82.38 16th 117 86.3%
2021 85.30 6th 42 85.7%
2022 87.42 11th 98 88.8%
2023 83.12 23rd 180 87.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.16 796th 1397 43.0%
2019 70.25 231st 1134 79.6%
2022 30.06 795th 1099 27.7%
2023 70.58 274th 1350 79.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.32 430th 1443 70.2%
2019 67.62 319th 1171 72.8%
2021 44.26 481st 902 46.7%
2022 69.79 269th 1106 75.7%
2023 78.10 211th 1321 84.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.52 435th 1446 69.9%
2019 65.99 356th 1196 70.2%
2021 51.77 406th 915 55.6%
2022 51.83 520th 1139 54.3%
2023 86.20 125th 1334 90.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.65 54th 101 46.5%
2019 50.33 23rd 36 36.1%
2021 45.67 20th 29 31.0%
2022 50.58 29th 51 43.1%
2023 65.66 34th 84 59.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.98 92nd 475 80.6%
2019 77.07 30th 212 85.8%
2023 79.87 35th 321 89.1%
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Rank History for White students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.95 426th 1253 66.0%
2019 65.91 345th 1128 69.4%
2021 57.04 386th 1005 61.6%
2022 64.10 355th 1102 67.8%
2023 87.30 105th 1198 91.2%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Overall experience
A horrific nightmare that still haunts me. Special education and support staff are amazing and dedicated people, most teachers are every day heroes. But they can only do so much when a school is run where victims are ignored and parents are treated as criminals. We removed our kids before last year even ended. Our experience was so terrible we moved away and now homeschool because we are terrified to send them back to school. What happened to my children and my family should have never been allowed. We are still trying to deal with the trauma this school allowed to happen and how terribly it was handled. The hurt, anger, and confusion as to why we were to blame will stay with us for a long time. I worked part time as a lunch/recess helper. At no time did I sign anything saying that silly little part time job forfeited my right as a parent to stand up for my children when the people in charge act as if they never saw it. What this school did to my family is so wrong and unfair. I have to explain to my children why people whose priority number 1 was to keep them safe to be able to learn. I cant explain it because there is no excuse that would make sense. My trust and faith in public education has been shattered by this school. I pray for all the kids still there and hope that if anything, the school now at least takes bullying seriously and doesn't side with the perpetrators and fail to even inform their parents of anything that had happened all year until I told them. As a Mother, I beg you, please find another school. 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
1992 514 27 27 1 0 n/a n/a 0 569
1993 524 21 25 5 2 n/a n/a 0 577
1994 504 24 35 2 2 n/a n/a 0 567
1995 530 20 23 1 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1996 530 20 23 1 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1997 521 19 17 6 2 n/a n/a 0 565
1998 505 20 22 5 2 n/a n/a 0 554
1999 528 26 25 5 2 n/a n/a 0 586
2000 522 22 24 2 2 n/a n/a 0 572
2001 469 23 25 3 2 n/a n/a 0 522
2002 457 62 73 13 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2003 457 62 73 13 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2004 421 63 66 16 0 n/a n/a 0 566
2005 403 75 89 13 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2006 369 96 99 10 0 n/a n/a 0 574
2007 377 92 93 12 0 n/a n/a 0 574
2008 348 102 111 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 568
2009 350 108 107 6 0 n/a n/a 0 571
2010 330 107 109 3 0 n/a n/a 0 549
2011 267 118 149 6 0 0 4 0 544
2012 250 126 130 9 1 0 12 0 528
2013 227 125 125 14 2 1 34 0 528
2014 231 130 139 17 1 2 16 0 536
2015 228 130 111 17 2 2 10 0 500
2016 228 141 133 21 2 1 9 0 535
2017 258 149 181 16 1 3 13 0 621
2018 243 124 228 18 1 0 10 0 624
2019 255 117 207 19 0 2 12 0 612
2020 261 100 233 18 0 0 11 0 623
2021 235 110 237 17 5 0 13 0 617
2022 236 117 180 18 6 0 21 0 578
2023 263 128 179 25 10 0 24 0 629

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
1992 569 n/a n/a 0.5
1993 577 n/a 0.0 1.6
1994 567 28.1 20.2 1.6
1995 574 32.7 17.6 1.4
1996 574 32.7 17.6 1.4
1997 565 32.0 17.7 1.6
1998 554 31.0 17.9 2.5
1999 586 33.0 17.8 2.7
2000 572 36.7 15.6 4.5
2001 522 33.7 15.5 3.3
2002 605 29.5 20.5 5.6
2003 605 29.5 20.5 5.6
2004 566 27.5 20.6 5.7
2005 580 27.0 21.5 9.3
2006 574 27.0 21.3 7
2007 574 28.0 20.5 10.3
2008 568 29.0 19.6 12.9
2009 571 35.4 16.1 12.8
2010 549 33.1 16.5 14.6
2011 544 29.0 18.7 18.9
2012 528 29.9 17.6 21
2013 528 33.0 16.0 18.8
2014 536 31.7 16.8 18.5
2015 500 28.0 17.8 18
2016 535 31.0 17.2 16.6
2017 621 37.3 16.6 14.8
2018 624 34.3 18.1 18.4
2019 612 35.6 17.1 19
2020 623 36.6 16.9 17.7
2021 617 34.3 17.9 21.9
2022 578 38.0 15.2 18.3
2023 629 37.2 16.9 22.3

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
1992 569 n/a n/a 0.5
1993 577 n/a 0.0 1.6
1994 567 28.1 20.2 1.6
1995 574 32.7 17.6 1.4
1996 574 32.7 17.6 1.4
1997 565 32.0 17.7 1.6
1998 554 31.0 17.9 2.5
1999 586 33.0 17.8 2.7
2000 572 36.7 15.6 4.5
2001 522 33.7 15.5 3.3
2002 605 29.5 20.5 5.6
2003 605 29.5 20.5 5.6
2004 566 27.5 20.6 5.7
2005 580 27.0 21.5 9.3
2006 574 27.0 21.3 7
2007 574 28.0 20.5 10.3
2008 568 29.0 19.6 12.9
2009 571 35.4 16.1 12.8
2010 549 33.1 16.5 14.6
2011 544 29.0 18.7 18.9
2012 528 29.9 17.6 21
2013 528 33.0 16.0 18.8
2014 536 31.7 16.8 18.5
2015 500 28.0 17.8 18
2016 535 31.0 17.2 16.6
2017 621 37.3 16.6 14.8
2018 624 34.3 18.1 18.4
2019 612 35.6 17.1 19
2020 623 36.6 16.9 17.7
2021 617 34.3 17.9 21.9
2022 578 38.0 15.2 18.3
2023 629 37.2 16.9 22.3

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 Hillside Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $666 (4.8%) $13,169 (95.2%) $13,835
2020 $547 (4.1%) $12,936 (96.0%) $13,482
2021 $1,111 (8.4%) $12,129 (91.6%) $13,240
2022 $1,043 (7.1%) $13,696 (92.9%) $14,739
2023 $1,193 (7.6%) $14,573 (92.4%) $15,767

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillside 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 354th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 169th of 1470 Elementary schools
 13.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)49.559
 9.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)56.647.3
 9.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Hillside Elementary School)55.366
 10.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)55.151.2
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)65.564.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)61.160.5
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Hillside Elementary School)68.670.1
 1.5%
   4th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)62.154.5
 7.6%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)64.465.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)59.955.7
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Hillside Elementary School)60.758.8
 1.9%
   5th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)50.840.9
 9.9%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Hillside Elementary School)15.730.4
 14.7%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Farmington Public School District)18.322.2
 3.9%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)17.418.6
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students612629
 2.8%
African American117128
 9.4%
American Indian010
Asian207179
 13.5%
Hispanic1925
 31.6%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White255263
 3.1%
Two or More Races1224
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19%22.3%
 3.3%


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Hillside Elementary School ranks 169th of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 629 students attended Hillside Elementary School.

Students at Hillside Elementary School are 42% White, 28% Asian, 20% African American, 4% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.


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