Hillside Elementary School

Summary:

Hillside Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, serving grades K-4 with a total enrollment of 438 students. The school is part of the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, which is ranked 14th out of 606 school districts in Pennsylvania and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hillside Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Pennsylvania, with a statewide ranking between 5th and 28th out of over 1,500 schools in recent years. The school's students demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, with 87% proficient or better in PSSA Math, 96.7% in PSSA Science, and 86.8% in PSSA English Language Arts for the 2022-2023 school year. Hillside's performance significantly exceeds the state and district averages in all PSSA subject areas, indicating a high level of academic excellence. The school also has a diverse student population, with a significant Asian student population (26.48%) and a relatively low percentage of African American (2.05%) and Hispanic (5.48%) students, which is notably different from the nearby schools like Schuylkill Elementary School and Charlestown Elementary School.

Hillside Elementary excels in supporting the academic achievement of specific student subgroups, such as Asian students (ranked 5th out of 160 PA elementary schools) and students with disabilities (ranked 14th out of 1,043 PA elementary schools). The school also spends a relatively high amount per student, ranging from $16,518 to $18,708 per student over the past four school years, and maintains a low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12.4 to 13.4 students per teacher, which likely contributes to the high level of academic performance. Overall, Hillside Elementary School stands out as an exceptional educational institution, consistently ranking among the top elementary schools in Pennsylvania and providing a high-quality education for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-4

 507 Howellville Rd
       Berwyn, PA  19312-1000


(610) 240-1500

District: Tredyffrin-Easttown School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,708 Help


Students who attend Hillside Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Conestoga Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.0%
Asian:
26.5%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hillside Elementary School ranks better than 98.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60%), Asian (26.5%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillside Elementary School is 13.4, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillside Elementary School is $18,708, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillside Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillside Elementary School 28th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Hillside Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Tredyffrin-Easttown School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tredyffrin-Easttown School District 14th of 606 Pennsylvania 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 PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.05 44th 1545 97.2%
2007 86.30 66th 1555 95.8%
2008 83.47 126th 1551 91.9%
2009 82.98 116th 1549 92.5%
2010 83.37 99th 1579 93.7%
2011 83.93 94th 1597 94.1%
2012 83.24 112th 1599 93.0%
2013 89.26 5th 1519 99.7%
2014 89.40 7th 1467 99.5%
2015 92.70 15th 1474 99.0%
2016 90.20 50th 1554 96.8%
2017 89.52 58th 1547 96.3%
2018 89.60 67th 1530 95.6%
2019 90.47 47th 1544 97.0%
2021 94.56 15th 1433 99.0%
2022 94.13 17th 1534 98.9%
2023 93.54 28th 1534 98.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.34 14th 1043 98.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.68 5th 160 96.9%
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Rank History for White students at Hillside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.85 45th 1236 96.4%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept 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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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
1988 358 27 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1989 377 26 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1990 362 27 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1991 356 33 21 4 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1992 379 31 17 2 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1993 414 42 15 1 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1994 335 30 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 379
1995 364 22 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1996 364 22 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1997 357 25 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1998 363 22 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1999 391 25 26 5 0 n/a n/a 0 447
2000 407 28 34 4 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2001 405 27 30 3 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2002 392 14 35 1 0 n/a n/a 0 442
2003 392 14 35 1 0 n/a n/a 0 442
2004 368 21 40 1 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2005 372 19 37 2 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2006 362 23 47 5 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2007 370 27 49 6 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2008 372 25 58 8 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2009 360 29 57 12 1 n/a n/a 0 459
2010 338 27 63 7 0 n/a n/a 0 435
2011 348 27 56 8 0 0 9 0 448
2012 352 23 52 9 0 0 15 0 451
2013 338 25 60 13 0 0 22 0 458
2014 333 25 75 13 0 0 25 0 471
2015 324 21 87 10 0 0 30 0 472
2016 287 18 82 12 0 0 35 0 434
2017 277 17 102 11 1 0 33 0 441
2018 266 12 105 12 0 0 28 0 423
2019 299 15 111 16 0 0 32 0 473
2020 284 15 115 11 0 0 30 0 455
2021 262 13 114 12 0 0 27 0 428
2022 267 9 116 17 0 0 31 0 440
2023 263 9 116 24 0 0 26 0 438

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
1988 393 25.5 15.4 n/a
1989 417 30.4 13.7 n/a
1990 407 28.6 14.2 0
1991 414 25.7 16.1 n/a
1992 429 26.0 16.5 n/a
1993 472 26.5 17.8 n/a
1994 379 28.9 13.1 n/a
1995 398 31.7 12.6 n/a
1996 398 31.7 12.6 n/a
1997 398 23.8 16.7 n/a
1998 407 24.8 16.4 n/a
1999 447 24.8 18.0 n/a
2000 473 29.0 16.3 3.6
2001 465 29.0 16.0 4.1
2002 442 31.1 14.2 2.5
2003 442 31.1 14.2 2.5
2004 430 29.4 14.6 4.2
2005 430 28.8 14.9 2.6
2006 437 31.0 14.1 5.3
2007 452 31.9 14.2 5.1
2008 463 36.8 12.6 6.5
2009 459 35.2 13.0 5.7
2010 435 31.7 13.6 n/a
2011 448 31.1 14.3 n/a
2012 451 33.2 13.5 5.1
2013 458 32.1 14.2 5.5
2014 471 32.5 14.4 6.6
2015 472 34.0 13.8 6.1
2016 434 35.0 12.4 5.5
2017 441 35.9 12.2 7
2018 423 35.3 11.9 5.9
2019 473 34.0 13.9 5.7
2020 455 35.8 12.6 7.9
2021 428 34.4 12.4 7.2
2022 440 34.0 12.9 6.8
2023 438 32.4 13.4 4.1

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
1988 393 25.5 15.4 n/a
1989 417 30.4 13.7 n/a
1990 407 28.6 14.2 0
1991 414 25.7 16.1 n/a
1992 429 26.0 16.5 n/a
1993 472 26.5 17.8 n/a
1994 379 28.9 13.1 n/a
1995 398 31.7 12.6 n/a
1996 398 31.7 12.6 n/a
1997 398 23.8 16.7 n/a
1998 407 24.8 16.4 n/a
1999 447 24.8 18.0 n/a
2000 473 29.0 16.3 3.6
2001 465 29.0 16.0 4.1
2002 442 31.1 14.2 2.5
2003 442 31.1 14.2 2.5
2004 430 29.4 14.6 4.2
2005 430 28.8 14.9 2.6
2006 437 31.0 14.1 5.3
2007 452 31.9 14.2 5.1
2008 463 36.8 12.6 6.5
2009 459 35.2 13.0 5.7
2010 435 31.7 13.6 n/a
2011 448 31.1 14.3 n/a
2012 451 33.2 13.5 5.1
2013 458 32.1 14.2 5.5
2014 471 32.5 14.4 6.6
2015 472 34.0 13.8 6.1
2016 434 35.0 12.4 5.5
2017 441 35.9 12.2 7
2018 423 35.3 11.9 5.9
2019 473 34.0 13.9 5.7
2020 455 35.8 12.6 7.9
2021 428 34.4 12.4 7.2
2022 440 34.0 12.9 6.8
2023 438 32.4 13.4 4.1

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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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 $92 (0.6%) $16,488 (99.4%) $16,580
2020 $123 (0.7%) $16,395 (99.3%) $16,518
2021 $301 (1.6%) $18,234 (98.4%) $18,535
2022 $159 (0.8%) $18,550 (99.2%) $18,708

Data source: Pennsylvania 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 47th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 28th of 1534 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Hillside Elementary School)92.285.8
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)96.286.8
 9.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Hillside Elementary School)78.988.1
 9.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Hillside Elementary School)94.496.7
 2.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)8986.9
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Hillside Elementary School)8587
 2%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Hillside Elementary School)94.496.7
 2.3%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hillside Elementary School)92.486.8
 5.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students473438
 7.4%
African American159
 40%
American Indian00
Asian111116
 4.5%
Hispanic1624
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White299263
 12%
Two or More Races3226
 18.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.7%4.1%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 438 students attended Hillside Elementary School.

Yes! Hillside Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 28th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students at Hillside Elementary School are 60% White, 26% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 2% African American.

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

High : Conestoga Senior High 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 Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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