Hilltop Primary School

Summary:

Hilltop Primary School is an exceptional elementary school located in Minnetrista, Minnesota, serving 466 students in grades K-4 and part of the highly-ranked Westonka Public School District. The school consistently delivers outstanding academic performance, exceptional support for diverse learners, and a strong commitment to educational excellence.

Hilltop Primary School is a standout performer, with 81.25% of students proficient or better in math and 75.85% proficient or better in reading on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III), significantly outpacing the state averages. The school has been ranked 21st out of 845 Minnesota elementary schools, placing it in the top 2.5% in the state. Hilltop Primary School also excels in supporting various student subgroups, ranking 4th out of 524 Minnesota elementary schools for its performance with special education students and 39th out of 774 for its performance with low socioeconomic status students. While the school's student population is predominantly White at 87.34%, nearby schools like Excelsior Elementary and Deephaven Elementary have more diverse student populations.

Hilltop Primary School's consistent academic excellence, exceptional support for diverse learners, and strong commitment to educational quality set it apart from many other schools in the region. The school's performance is a testament to the high-quality education provided by the Westonka Public School District, which is ranked 7th out of 448 districts in Minnesota and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. While Hilltop Primary School's racial homogeneity may present an opportunity for increased diversity, the school's overall exceptional performance and the district's commitment to excellence make it a standout choice for families in the Minnetrista area.


Detail:

Public K-4

 5700 Game Farm Rd
       Minnetrista, MN  55364-8366


(952) 491-8500

District: Westonka Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,777 Help


Students who attend Hilltop Primary School usually attend:

Middle:    Grandview Middle School
High:    Mound Westonka High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  466

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.3%
Two or more races:
6.7%
Hispanic:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.2% Help


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Compare Details Hilltop Primary School ranks better than 97.5% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.3%), two or more races (6.7%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hilltop Primary School is 14.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hilltop Primary School is $12,777.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hilltop Primary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hilltop Primary School 21st of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Hilltop Primary School in the ranking list.)

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Westonka Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Westonka Public School District 7th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hilltop Primary School

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Rank History for all students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 91.46 4th 756 99.5%
2007 89.03 13th 777 98.3%
2008 81.94 69th 781 91.2%
2009 91.83 4th 434 99.1%
2010 87.29 13th 803 98.4%
2011 89.81 12th 814 98.5%
2012 89.11 7th 820 99.1%
2013 92.80 4th 824 99.5%
2014 84.10 60th 826 92.7%
2015 88.26 26th 840 96.9%
2016 91.18 15th 848 98.2%
2017 83.58 79th 853 90.7%
2018 85.83 54th 847 93.6%
2019 88.23 41st 870 95.3%
2021 86.53 71st 869 91.8%
2022 90.72 29th 858 96.6%
2023 92.14 21st 845 97.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.46 2nd 515 99.6%
2021 94.36 3rd 417 99.3%
2022 87.22 30th 500 94.0%
2023 95.98 4th 524 99.2%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.96 260th 728 64.3%
2019 92.04 14th 740 98.1%
2023 87.39 39th 774 95.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.54 80th 774 89.7%
2019 76.79 146th 787 81.4%
2021 79.07 110th 783 86.0%
2022 88.23 36th 799 95.5%
2023 91.61 18th 787 97.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.20 51st 779 93.5%
2019 92.03 11th 798 98.6%
2021 88.16 38th 784 95.2%
2022 89.38 29th 808 96.4%
2023 89.09 34th 799 95.7%
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Rank History for White students at Hilltop Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.33 83rd 712 88.3%
2019 82.50 70th 722 90.3%
2021 79.16 92nd 710 87.0%
2022 84.37 58th 725 92.0%
2023 89.67 22nd 712 96.9%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota 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: Minnesota Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Hilltop Primary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 653 0 8 8 1 n/a n/a 0 670
1989 683 1 15 2 1 n/a n/a 0 702
1990 636 1 15 6 1 n/a n/a 0 659
1991 621 2 14 11 1 n/a n/a 0 649
1992 427 3 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1993 448 0 10 6 1 n/a n/a 0 465
1994 444 2 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 459
1995 432 2 4 1 2 n/a n/a 0 441
1996 432 2 4 1 2 n/a n/a 0 441
1997 411 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 415
1998 404 1 1 0 3 n/a n/a 0 409
1999 413 1 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 417
2000 418 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2001 417 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2002 367 0 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2003 367 0 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2004 366 6 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 375
2005 342 5 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2006 346 7 1 3 3 n/a n/a 0 360
2007 358 6 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2008 348 6 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2009 358 6 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2010 389 5 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2011 383 8 5 6 0 0 6 0 408
2012 390 10 7 8 0 0 12 0 427
2013 396 8 6 13 0 0 13 0 436
2014 354 7 2 12 0 0 22 0 397
2015 367 3 1 8 0 0 24 0 403
2016 345 2 0 14 0 0 31 0 392
2017 352 4 0 12 1 0 23 0 392
2018 385 6 0 13 1 0 21 0 426
2019 387 2 0 15 0 0 20 0 424
2020 418 6 0 14 3 0 18 0 459
2021 415 4 1 15 4 0 21 0 460
2022 415 4 2 11 7 0 27 0 466
2023 407 10 1 12 5 0 31 0 466

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 Hilltop Primary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 22.3 30.0 4.8
1989 702 25.2 27.8 5.1
1990 659 25.5 25.8 5.2
1991 649 24.9 26.0 7.7
1992 448 22.2 20.1 7.8
1993 465 20.0 23.3 8.2
1994 459 20.3 22.6 8.1
1995 441 20.7 21.3 7.9
1996 441 20.7 21.3 7.9
1997 415 25.5 16.3 4.1
1998 409 n/a 0.0 6.6
1999 417 25.5 16.4 7.4
2000 418 24.9 16.8 7.7
2001 418 23.1 18.1 9.8
2002 369 20.8 17.7 13.8
2003 369 20.8 17.7 13.8
2004 375 21.7 17.3 11.5
2005 351 22.4 15.7 10.8
2006 360 21.0 17.1 11.9
2007 368 22.6 16.3 15.8
2008 356 23.9 14.9 14.3
2009 368 23.6 15.6 13.3
2010 398 23.7 16.7 14.6
2011 408 23.7 17.1 15.4
2012 427 27.1 15.7 21.8
2013 436 26.1 16.6 21.1
2014 397 26.3 15.0 17.4
2015 403 25.0 16.1 15.1
2016 392 26.0 15.0 12.8
2017 392 28.0 13.9 11.2
2018 426 27.9 15.2 12.7
2019 424 29.0 14.6 10.4
2020 459 30.2 15.1 7.8
2021 460 31.2 14.7 9.1
2022 466 33.0 14.1 9.7
2023 466 31.2 14.9 15.2

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 Hilltop Primary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 22.3 30.0 4.8
1989 702 25.2 27.8 5.1
1990 659 25.5 25.8 5.2
1991 649 24.9 26.0 7.7
1992 448 22.2 20.1 7.8
1993 465 20.0 23.3 8.2
1994 459 20.3 22.6 8.1
1995 441 20.7 21.3 7.9
1996 441 20.7 21.3 7.9
1997 415 25.5 16.3 4.1
1998 409 n/a 0.0 6.6
1999 417 25.5 16.4 7.4
2000 418 24.9 16.8 7.7
2001 418 23.1 18.1 9.8
2002 369 20.8 17.7 13.8
2003 369 20.8 17.7 13.8
2004 375 21.7 17.3 11.5
2005 351 22.4 15.7 10.8
2006 360 21.0 17.1 11.9
2007 368 22.6 16.3 15.8
2008 356 23.9 14.9 14.3
2009 368 23.6 15.6 13.3
2010 398 23.7 16.7 14.6
2011 408 23.7 17.1 15.4
2012 427 27.1 15.7 21.8
2013 436 26.1 16.6 21.1
2014 397 26.3 15.0 17.4
2015 403 25.0 16.1 15.1
2016 392 26.0 15.0 12.8
2017 392 28.0 13.9 11.2
2018 426 27.9 15.2 12.7
2019 424 29.0 14.6 10.4
2020 459 30.2 15.1 7.8
2021 460 31.2 14.7 9.1
2022 466 33.0 14.1 9.7
2023 466 31.2 14.9 15.2

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 Hilltop Primary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,777

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hilltop Primary 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 41st of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 21st of 845 Elementary schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Hilltop Primary School)84.883
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Westonka Public School District)81.884.2
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Hilltop Primary School)8072.1
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Westonka Public School District)76.673
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Hilltop Primary School)77.879.2
 1.4%
   4th Grade Math (Westonka Public School District)84.278.1
 6.1%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Hilltop Primary School)7980.2
 1.2%
   4th Grade Reading (Westonka Public School District)7775.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students424466
 9.9%
African American210
 400%
American Indian05
Asian01
Hispanic1512
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White387407
 5.2%
Two or More Races2031
 55%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.4%15.2%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilltop Primary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 466 students attended Hilltop Primary School.

Students at Hilltop Primary School are 87% White, 7% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% African American, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Hilltop Primary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Grandview Middle School
High : Mound Westonka High School

Yes! Hilltop Primary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 843 Minnesota elementary schools.


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

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