Hillcrest School

Public PK, KG-5

 500 Franklin Blvd
       Somerset, NJ  08873-3030


 (732) 246-0170

 School Website

District: Franklin Township Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1078th of 1,356 New Jersey Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  9.6
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.3%
African American:
26.5%
Asian:
16.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.1%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Hillcrest School ranked worse than 79.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranked last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Franklin Township Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.17. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Hillcrest School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42.3%), African American (26.5%), Asian (16.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 52.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest School is 9.6, which is the 2nd best among 6 elementary schools in the Franklin Township Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Hillcrest School employs 42.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Hillcrest School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest School 1078th of 1356 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Hillcrest School in the ranking list.)

Franklin Township Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Township Public Schools 462nd of 618 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hillcrest School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 49.43 728th 1204 39.5%
2004 44.18 884th 1298 31.9%
2005 48.58 834th 1303 36.0%
2006 35.98 995th 1314 24.3%
2007 43.17 950th 1329 28.5%
2008 54.63 774th 1338 42.2%
2009 41.90 923rd 1346 31.4%
2010 35.90 1003rd 1354 25.9%
2011 26.67 1099th 1360 19.2%
2012 32.49 1028th 1363 24.6%
2013 17.68 1169th 1367 14.5%
2014 31.28 1033rd 1363 24.2%
2015 28.25 996th 1357 26.6%
2016 25.46 1052nd 1346 21.8%
2017 27.61 1017th 1352 24.8%
2018 24.12 1070th 1353 20.9%
2019 23.17 1078th 1356 20.5%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Open Quote I think this ranking is unwarranted. My son is in the full-time FREE Pre-K program at the school and I have been incredibly impressed with the level of instruction and care by his teacher and the TWO aids in the classroom. Everyone from the security guards on site, to the front office, the Principal, the librarian, the PTO (which is incredibly active) have been stellar and so nice! I was a bit hesitant when my son got assigned to the school. I had attended for 5th and 6th grade in the late 70s and wasn't sure it was still a quality school. However, all my qualms have been lifted. It ultimately comes down to the parent's participation. You are primarily responsible for making sure your child gets the care and attention he/she needs. Hillcrest has made it very easy for me to work with the school to make sure that happens. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillcrest School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 198 209 20 29 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1989 229 219 33 24 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1990 233 206 24 26 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1991 219 190 25 30 1 n/a n/a 0 465
1992 205 225 60 22 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1993 202 278 70 15 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1994 221 240 82 19 1 n/a n/a 0 563
1995 216 251 82 19 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1996 216 251 82 19 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 263 264 81 24 2 n/a n/a 0 634
1999 232 259 62 47 2 n/a n/a 0 602
2000 191 238 58 54 1 n/a n/a 0 542
2001 167 247 68 59 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2002 166 255 91 52 0 n/a n/a 0 564
2003 166 255 91 52 0 n/a n/a 0 564
2004 144 296 92 65 0 n/a n/a 0 597
2005 108 299 81 70 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2006 47 157 105 49 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2007 54 156 105 66 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 64 166 105 86 1 n/a n/a 0 422
2009 83 160 109 121 2 1 0 0 476
2010 76 151 101 157 3 1 4 0 493
2011 78 147 100 162 2 1 9 0 499
2012 67 133 105 144 3 1 13 0 466
2013 65 140 90 136 2 2 15 0 450
2014 56 119 87 142 3 1 14 0 422
2015 41 110 74 148 2 0 19 0 394
2016 64 119 82 149 3 0 6 0 423
2017 53 122 77 171 1 n/a 6 0 430
2018 47 109 67 174 2 1 11 0 411

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 456 32.0 14.2 n/a
1989 505 35.0 14.4 n/a
1990 489 36.0 13.5 10.8
1991 465 34.0 13.6 19.6
1992 512 40.0 12.8 19.1
1993 565 39.0 14.5 22.3
1994 563 37.0 15.2 21.5
1995 568 41.0 13.9 18.5
1996 568 41.0 13.9 18.5
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 634 40.0 15.9 15.8
1999 602 37.0 16.3 17.9
2000 542 41.0 13.2 26.6
2001 543 41.3 13.1 30.4
2002 564 42.0 13.4 28.9
2003 564 42.0 13.4 28.9
2004 597 44.0 13.6 29.6
2005 558 48.0 11.6 n/a
2006 358 30.0 11.9 31.0
2007 381 30.0 12.7 24.1
2008 422 28.0 15.1 27.3
2009 476 40.6 10.0 32.4
2010 493 39.0 12.6 41.0
2011 499 37.0 13.4 43.9
2012 466 36.3 12.8 41.2
2013 450 36.8 12.2 47.6
2014 422 40.8 10.3 49.1
2015 394 39.0 10.1 37.6
2016 423 42.0 10.0 48.0
2017 430 44.4 9.6 52.1
2018 411 42.7 9.6 52.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Hillcrest School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 456 32.0 14.2 n/a
1989 505 35.0 14.4 n/a
1990 489 36.0 13.5 10.8
1991 465 34.0 13.6 19.6
1992 512 40.0 12.8 19.1
1993 565 39.0 14.5 22.3
1994 563 37.0 15.2 21.5
1995 568 41.0 13.9 18.5
1996 568 41.0 13.9 18.5
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 634 40.0 15.9 15.8
1999 602 37.0 16.3 17.9
2000 542 41.0 13.2 26.6
2001 543 41.3 13.1 30.4
2002 564 42.0 13.4 28.9
2003 564 42.0 13.4 28.9
2004 597 44.0 13.6 29.6
2005 558 48.0 11.6 n/a
2006 358 30.0 11.9 31.0
2007 381 30.0 12.7 24.1
2008 422 28.0 15.1 27.3
2009 476 40.6 10.0 32.4
2010 493 39.0 12.6 41.0
2011 499 37.0 13.4 43.9
2012 466 36.3 12.8 41.2
2013 450 36.8 12.2 47.6
2014 422 40.8 10.3 49.1
2015 394 39.0 10.1 37.6
2016 423 42.0 10.0 48.0
2017 430 44.4 9.6 52.1
2018 411 42.7 9.6 52.1

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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