Hillside Avenue School

Public K-8

 125 Hillside Avenue
       Cranford, NJ  07016


(908) 709-6229

District: Cranford Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
249th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,688 Help


Students who attend Hillside Avenue School usually attend:

High:    Cranford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.3 Help
Number of students:  734

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.2%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Asian:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.3% Help


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Compare Details Hillside Avenue School ranks better than 81.4% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Cranford Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.53. (See more...)
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Compare Details Hillside Avenue School ranks better than 82.9% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.83. (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.
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Compare Details Hillside Avenue School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Cranford Public School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.2%), Hispanic (15.5%), Asian (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Cranford Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillside Avenue School is 9.3, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Cranford Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillside Avenue School is $10,688, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the Cranford Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillside Avenue School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillside Avenue School 249th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Hillside Avenue School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Hillside Avenue School 128th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Hillside Avenue School in the ranking list.)

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Cranford Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cranford Public School District 83rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillside Avenue School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.75 426th 1204 64.6%
2004 69.24 468th 1298 63.9%
2005 72.77 397th 1303 69.5%
2006 68.39 512th 1314 61.0%
2007 78.94 171st 1329 87.1%
2008 70.31 452nd 1338 66.2%
2009 61.93 623rd 1346 53.7%
2010 65.52 560th 1354 58.6%
2011 72.74 398th 1360 70.7%
2012 71.67 452nd 1363 66.8%
2013 75.30 366th 1367 73.2%
2014 71.25 453rd 1363 66.8%
2015 63.62 513th 1357 62.2%
2016 72.61 401st 1346 70.2%
2017 74.37 380th 1352 71.9%
2018 74.96 368th 1353 72.8%
2019 77.18 321st 1360 76.4%
2021 77.50 259th 1317 80.3%
2022 83.40 235th 1345 82.5%
2023 81.53 249th 1342 81.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.18 140th 1001 86.0%
2019 61.53 324th 1007 67.8%
2021 73.49 151st 868 82.6%
2022 66.68 245th 949 74.2%
2023 68.06 223rd 958 76.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.74 295th 1333 77.9%
2019 82.67 196th 1331 85.3%
2021 79.38 205th 1290 84.1%
2022 82.82 226th 1326 83.0%
2023 81.93 224th 1318 83.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.72 424th 1334 68.2%
2019 69.13 433rd 1335 67.6%
2021 72.49 303rd 1297 76.6%
2022 82.91 223rd 1324 83.2%
2023 79.47 266th 1315 79.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.47 78th 522 85.1%
2022 99.65 4th 494 99.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.70 34th 899 96.2%
2023 82.03 132nd 982 86.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.35 277th 1022 72.9%
2019 67.29 325th 1023 68.2%
2021 66.68 252nd 964 73.9%
2022 75.67 212th 976 78.3%
2023 77.09 179th 975 81.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Hillside Avenue School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 77.96 142nd 574 75.3%
2004 79.86 126th 588 78.6%
2005 80.79 105th 599 82.5%
2006 67.92 270th 615 56.1%
2007 80.18 102nd 631 83.8%
2008 83.41 69th 640 89.2%
2009 75.49 172nd 664 74.1%
2010 77.05 156th 677 77.0%
2011 77.60 148th 684 78.4%
2012 70.58 244th 677 64.0%
2013 79.37 138th 704 80.4%
2014 76.52 178th 717 75.2%
2015 65.05 212th 713 70.3%
2016 58.96 278th 713 61.0%
2017 66.68 228th 712 68.0%
2018 67.94 216th 716 69.8%
2019 69.30 214th 745 71.3%
2021 65.24 195th 652 70.1%
2022 81.89 106th 745 85.8%
2023 79.83 128th 748 82.9%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.15 56th 471 88.1%
2019 70.05 100th 492 79.7%
2021 53.96 141st 401 64.8%
2022 69.78 90th 535 83.2%
2023 62.13 123rd 505 75.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.69 264th 680 61.2%
2019 73.41 184th 703 73.8%
2021 71.11 151st 625 75.8%
2022 80.78 117th 726 83.9%
2023 79.46 129th 720 82.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.21 165th 675 75.6%
2019 66.49 224th 697 67.9%
2021 57.56 222nd 635 65.0%
2022 82.21 114th 730 84.4%
2023 79.79 122nd 718 83.0%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.94 83rd 524 84.2%
2021 72.49 76th 480 84.2%
2023 85.93 44th 587 92.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Hillside Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.72 203rd 497 59.2%
2019 62.70 168th 504 66.7%
2021 53.10 180th 435 58.6%
2022 76.02 95th 512 81.4%
2023 69.55 133rd 509 73.9%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Hillside Avenue School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 426 31 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1989 438 31 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1990 451 30 11 15 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1991 443 44 19 13 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1992 464 33 19 17 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1993 489 29 19 20 2 n/a n/a 0 559
1994 486 38 21 26 1 n/a n/a 0 572
1995 595 39 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 680
1996 595 39 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 680
1998 597 32 8 20 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1999 547 46 11 22 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2000 559 40 9 26 0 n/a n/a 0 634
2001 574 41 14 24 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2002 546 49 15 26 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2003 546 49 15 26 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2004 541 48 13 39 0 n/a n/a 0 641
2005 553 60 15 49 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2006 558 55 15 51 0 n/a n/a 0 679
2007 550 45 17 67 0 n/a n/a 0 679
2008 551 47 21 62 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2009 549 41 24 68 1 0 6 0 689
2010 562 42 38 76 0 0 6 0 724
2011 600 45 36 84 0 0 3 0 768
2012 584 44 33 75 0 0 3 0 739
2013 579 55 34 80 0 0 5 0 753
2014 564 43 34 67 0 0 7 0 715
2015 591 62 35 74 0 0 9 0 771
2016 576 63 43 82 0 0 15 0 779
2017 560 63 43 87 0 0 18 0 771
2018 522 52 38 87 0 0 16 0 715
2019 503 45 39 93 0 0 22 0 702
2020 503 45 39 86 0 0 21 0 694
2021 483 43 43 98 0 0 20 0 687
2022 486 40 47 100 0 0 18 0 691
2023 508 39 46 114 1 0 26 0 734

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 Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 470 39.0 12.0 n/a
1989 486 39.0 12.4 n/a
1990 507 38.0 13.3 1.4
1991 519 35.0 14.8 1.5
1992 533 36.0 14.8 2.1
1993 559 37.4 14.9 2.7
1994 572 38.4 14.9 3.5
1995 680 46.9 14.5 4.3
1996 680 46.9 14.5 4.3
1998 657 49.0 13.4 3.8
1999 626 45.0 13.9 3.7
2000 634 50.6 12.5 6.5
2001 653 50.9 12.8 6.6
2002 636 52.9 12.0 5.5
2003 636 52.9 12.0 5.5
2004 641 50.9 12.6 6.4
2005 677 48.4 14.0 n/a
2006 679 55.4 12.3 8
2007 679 58.0 11.7 7.1
2008 681 50.0 13.6 7.6
2009 689 62.4 10.0 8.4
2010 724 59.0 12.2 9.8
2011 768 62.6 12.2 9
2012 739 77.2 9.5 6.2
2013 753 65.9 11.4 4.6
2014 715 71.3 10.0 7.1
2015 771 73.0 10.5 6.9
2016 779 80.0 9.7 6.5
2017 771 76.9 10.0 9.5
2018 715 71.4 10.0 7.1
2019 702 71.0 9.8 7.7
2020 694 75.4 9.2 4.9
2021 687 79.5 8.6 1.9
2022 691 79.7 8.6 3.5
2023 734 78.2 9.3 3.3

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 Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 470 39.0 12.0 n/a
1989 486 39.0 12.4 n/a
1990 507 38.0 13.3 1.4
1991 519 35.0 14.8 1.5
1992 533 36.0 14.8 2.1
1993 559 37.4 14.9 2.7
1994 572 38.4 14.9 3.5
1995 680 46.9 14.5 4.3
1996 680 46.9 14.5 4.3
1998 657 49.0 13.4 3.8
1999 626 45.0 13.9 3.7
2000 634 50.6 12.5 6.5
2001 653 50.9 12.8 6.6
2002 636 52.9 12.0 5.5
2003 636 52.9 12.0 5.5
2004 641 50.9 12.6 6.4
2005 677 48.4 14.0 n/a
2006 679 55.4 12.3 8
2007 679 58.0 11.7 7.1
2008 681 50.0 13.6 7.6
2009 689 62.4 10.0 8.4
2010 724 59.0 12.2 9.8
2011 768 62.6 12.2 9
2012 739 77.2 9.5 6.2
2013 753 65.9 11.4 4.6
2014 715 71.3 10.0 7.1
2015 771 73.0 10.5 6.9
2016 779 80.0 9.7 6.5
2017 771 76.9 10.0 9.5
2018 715 71.4 10.0 7.1
2019 702 71.0 9.8 7.7
2020 694 75.4 9.2 4.9
2021 687 79.5 8.6 1.9
2022 691 79.7 8.6 3.5
2023 734 78.2 9.3 3.3

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 Avenue School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $225 (2.1%) $10,463 (97.9%) $10,688

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillside Avenue School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 321st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 249th of 1342 Elementary schools
 5%
Ranks 214th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 128th of 748 Middle schools
 11.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)6650
 16%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)72.262.3
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)76.654
 22.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)68.264.9
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)71.772.4
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)80.779.4
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)51.672.3
 20.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)69.876.3
 6.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)69.877.1
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)78.481.3
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)62.875.1
 12.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)70.266.9
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)73.865.9
 7.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)74.969.9
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)60.955.3
 5.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)66.363.2
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)74.668.4
 6.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)82.276
 6.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)52.750.7
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)68.660.6
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Avenue School)70.973.4
 2.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)79.974.8
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Avenue School)5.232.8
 27.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cranford Public School District)22.332.8
 10.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Hillside Avenue School)80.287.4
 7.2%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Cranford Public School District)89.988.3
 1.6%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Hillside Avenue School)80.287.5
 7.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Cranford Public School District)64.257.4
 6.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students702734
 4.6%
African American4539
 13.3%
American Indian01
Asian3946
 17.9%
Hispanic93114
 22.6%
Pacific Islander00
White503508
 1%
Two or More Races2226
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.7%3.3%
 4.4%


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

High : Cranford High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 734 students attended Hillside Avenue School.

Students at Hillside Avenue School are 69% White, 16% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races.

Hillside Avenue School ranks 249th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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