Hillcrest Elementary School

Public K-5

 2601 Bond Ave
       Drexel Hill, PA  19026-1898


(610) 853-4520

District: Upper Darby School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1071st of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,030 Help


Students who attend Hillcrest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Drexel Hill Middle School
High:    Upper Darby Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.6%
White:
31.1%
Two or more races:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Hillcrest Elementary School ranks worse than 69.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Upper Darby School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (42.6%), White (31.1%), two or more races (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Upper Darby School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest Elementary School is 10.6, which is the lowest among 11 elementary schools in the Upper Darby School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillcrest Elementary School is $16,030. 5 elementary schools in the Upper Darby School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillcrest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest Elementary School 1071st of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Hillcrest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Upper Darby School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Upper Darby School District 482nd of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillcrest Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 51.30 737th 1302 43.4%
2004 45.44 852nd 1308 34.9%
2005 35.74 987th 1299 24.0%
2006 49.48 983rd 1545 36.4%
2007 61.87 698th 1555 55.1%
2008 66.67 574th 1551 63.0%
2009 78.07 247th 1549 84.1%
2010 73.98 374th 1579 76.3%
2011 70.71 482nd 1597 69.8%
2012 57.60 892nd 1599 44.2%
2013 61.39 727th 1519 52.1%
2014 49.85 938th 1467 36.1%
2015 58.93 726th 1474 50.7%
2016 50.08 927th 1554 40.3%
2017 50.46 922nd 1547 40.4%
2018 39.74 1062nd 1530 30.6%
2019 48.56 946th 1544 38.7%
2021 30.78 1062nd 1433 25.9%
2022 42.85 995th 1534 35.1%
2023 35.81 1071st 1534 30.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.04 891st 1414 37.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.63 541st 1043 48.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.05 119th 437 72.8%
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Rank History for White students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 35.38 874th 1236 29.3%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Hillcrest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 545 4 19 3 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1989 634 7 36 3 0 n/a n/a 0 680
1990 518 2 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1991 563 2 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1992 558 2 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1993 591 2 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 612
1994 607 8 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1995 799 19 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1996 799 19 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1997 753 22 23 4 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1998 639 23 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 676
1999 637 21 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 674
2000 607 26 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2001 589 26 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 637
2002 554 37 23 7 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2003 554 37 23 7 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2004 544 48 19 6 0 n/a n/a 0 617
2005 487 110 23 5 0 n/a n/a 0 625
2006 487 123 25 4 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2007 464 98 29 8 0 n/a n/a 0 599
2008 495 110 22 7 1 n/a n/a 3 638
2009 473 78 16 7 1 n/a n/a 3 578
2010 488 112 29 11 2 n/a n/a 2 644
2011 499 111 27 16 2 0 6 0 661
2012 494 124 32 20 2 0 9 0 681
2013 493 144 32 22 1 0 9 0 701
2014 463 144 37 22 0 1 15 0 682
2015 454 136 32 33 0 0 17 0 672
2016 438 160 28 43 0 0 27 0 696
2017 426 166 34 48 0 0 39 0 713
2018 414 185 39 38 0 0 45 0 721
2019 372 195 41 32 0 0 43 0 683
2020 341 212 40 36 0 0 40 0 669
2021 296 234 39 35 1 0 43 0 648
2022 229 241 39 47 0 0 42 0 598
2023 184 252 48 50 2 0 56 0 592

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 571 29.1 19.6 n/a
1989 680 38.9 17.4 n/a
1990 530 33.2 15.9 0
1991 572 34.8 16.4 n/a
1992 575 35.2 16.3 n/a
1993 612 35.5 17.2 n/a
1994 632 36.5 17.3 n/a
1995 837 40.5 20.7 n/a
1996 837 40.5 20.7 n/a
1997 802 39.5 20.3 n/a
1998 676 38.5 17.6 n/a
1999 674 38.5 17.5 n/a
2000 653 41.5 15.7 10.4
2001 637 44.5 14.3 10
2002 621 46.9 13.2 15.3
2003 621 46.9 13.2 15.3
2004 617 46.1 13.4 15.2
2005 625 43.9 14.2 15.2
2006 639 41.1 15.5 23.6
2007 599 41.7 14.4 25
2008 638 45.6 14.0 24.7
2009 578 41.9 13.8 26.6
2010 644 42.4 15.1 26.6
2011 661 40.8 16.2 22.7
2012 681 44.8 15.2 28.8
2013 701 44.5 15.7 33.5
2014 682 43.8 15.5 32.4
2015 672 44.0 15.2 35.4
2016 696 48.0 14.5 42.8
2017 713 48.3 14.7 39.6
2018 721 50.8 14.1 40.9
2019 683 51.3 13.3 87.4
2020 669 50.1 13.3 100
2021 648 49.6 13.0 99.5
2022 598 52.6 11.3 99.5
2023 592 55.4 10.6 100

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 Hillcrest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 571 29.1 19.6 n/a
1989 680 38.9 17.4 n/a
1990 530 33.2 15.9 0
1991 572 34.8 16.4 n/a
1992 575 35.2 16.3 n/a
1993 612 35.5 17.2 n/a
1994 632 36.5 17.3 n/a
1995 837 40.5 20.7 n/a
1996 837 40.5 20.7 n/a
1997 802 39.5 20.3 n/a
1998 676 38.5 17.6 n/a
1999 674 38.5 17.5 n/a
2000 653 41.5 15.7 10.4
2001 637 44.5 14.3 10
2002 621 46.9 13.2 15.3
2003 621 46.9 13.2 15.3
2004 617 46.1 13.4 15.2
2005 625 43.9 14.2 15.2
2006 639 41.1 15.5 23.6
2007 599 41.7 14.4 25
2008 638 45.6 14.0 24.7
2009 578 41.9 13.8 26.6
2010 644 42.4 15.1 26.6
2011 661 40.8 16.2 22.7
2012 681 44.8 15.2 28.8
2013 701 44.5 15.7 33.5
2014 682 43.8 15.5 32.4
2015 672 44.0 15.2 35.4
2016 696 48.0 14.5 42.8
2017 713 48.3 14.7 39.6
2018 721 50.8 14.1 40.9
2019 683 51.3 13.3 87.4
2020 669 50.1 13.3 100
2021 648 49.6 13.0 99.5
2022 598 52.6 11.3 99.5
2023 592 55.4 10.6 100

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 Hillcrest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $06 (0.0%) $13,576 (100.0%) $13,582
2020 $378 (2.2%) $16,422 (97.7%) $16,801
2021 $1,115 (7.2%) $14,459 (92.8%) $15,573
2022 $994 (6.2%) $15,037 (93.8%) $16,030

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillcrest Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 946th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1071st of 1534 Elementary schools
 8.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)48.640.8
 7.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)65.349.5
 15.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)47.129.5
 17.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Hillcrest Elementary School)79.862.1
 17.7%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)66.433.7
 32.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)39.234
 5.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)5054
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)44.635
 9.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Hillcrest Elementary School)79.862.1
 17.7%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)6046
 14%
   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 Students683592
 13.3%
African American195252
 29.2%
American Indian02
Asian4148
 17.1%
Hispanic3250
 56.3%
Pacific Islander00
White372184
 50.5%
Two or More Races4356
 30.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87.4%100%
 12.6%


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

Middle : Drexel Hill Middle School
High : Upper Darby Senior High School

Students at Hillcrest Elementary School are 43% African American, 31% White, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 8% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 592 students attended Hillcrest Elementary School.

Hillcrest Elementary School ranks 1071st of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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