Hillcrest High

Summary:

Hillcrest High is a public high school located in Midvale, Utah, serving grades 8-12 with a total enrollment of 2,296 students. The school is part of the Canyons School District, which is ranked 26th out of 100 districts in Utah and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academically, Hillcrest High's performance, as measured by the Utah Aspire Plus assessments, is generally below the Canyons District and state averages. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science were lower than the district and state scores for both 9th and 10th grade students in 2022-2023. Hillcrest High's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, ranking highly for Asian students but much lower for Hispanic students and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 44th out of 129 schools in 2020-2021 to 63rd out of 139 schools in 2022-2023, with a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Compared to nearby schools, Hillcrest High's academic performance is generally lower than Brighton High, which is ranked 25th out of 139 schools in Utah and has higher proficiency rates across all subject areas. In contrast, Cottonwood High, which is also in close proximity, has significantly lower academic performance than Hillcrest High. However, Hillcrest High has a more diverse student population compared to some of the nearby schools, such as Brighton High, which has a significantly higher percentage of White students and a lower percentage of Hispanic students.


Detail:

Public 8-12

 7350 S 900 E
       Midvale, UT  84047


(801) 826-6000

District: Canyons District

SchoolDigger Rank:
63rd of 139 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,113 Help


Feeder schools for Hillcrest High:

Elementary:    East Midvale School
    East Sandy School
    Midvale School
    Midvalley School
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Middle:    Midvale Middle
    Union Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  23.7 Help
Number of students:  2,296

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
Hispanic:
28.3%
Asian:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.9% Help


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Compare Details Hillcrest High ranks better than 54.7% of high schools in Utah. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Canyons District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52%), Hispanic (28.3%), Asian (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest High is 23.7. 5 high schools in the Canyons District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillcrest High is $10,113, which is the 3rd highest among 5 high schools in the Canyons District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillcrest High:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest High 63rd of 139 Utah public high schools. (See Hillcrest High in the ranking list.)

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Canyons District:

SchoolDigger ranks Canyons District 26th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillcrest High

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Rank History for all students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 39.88 107th 164 34.8%
2012 42.90 100th 166 39.8%
2013 41.55 108th 167 35.3%
2014 49.51 55th 120 54.2%
2015 43.29 69th 131 47.3%
2016 34.23 86th 129 33.3%
2017 31.16 88th 125 29.6%
2018 31.05 92nd 123 25.2%
2019 48.39 64th 136 52.9%
2021 57.12 44th 129 65.9%
2022 51.18 59th 131 55.0%
2023 51.63 63rd 139 54.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.43 2nd 14 85.7%
2023 56.04 8th 20 60.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.77 55th 84 34.5%
2023 31.29 64th 93 31.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.87 3rd 3 0.0%
2023 84.13 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.63 39th 62 37.1%
2023 17.04 60th 66 9.1%
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Rank History for White students at Hillcrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.72 28th 123 77.2%
2023 66.81 32nd 122 73.8%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board 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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by a citizen
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Open Quote Hillcrest High has undergone somewhat of a shift in demographics in the past 30 years. Today (2017) about 1 in 4 students come from a Latino background. The majority of the population comes from a working class/lower middle class background. This makes the students, in my opinion, more likely to work and think about what is necessary to make a living and develop their talents and abilities. They are problem solvers, They are friendly. They do their best. The recent renovations have also boosted their science and technology resources. I love to substitute teach there, and not just because it is my alma mater. The only thing that the school could improve on, and it must be due to budget cuts, is to bring back the creative writing magazine so more students have a creative outlet. They have very creative people in drama, choir, band, etc. and put on an amazing production of "Mary Poppins" in November 2016, by the way. The teachers and administration are as dedicated as they ever were. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hillcrest High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 1147 31 61 228 16 n/a n/a 49 1532
2011 1169 27 72 268 17 9 23 0 1585
2012 1144 24 79 265 13 9 60 0 1594
2013 1138 32 94 326 14 9 75 0 1688
2014 1491 35 127 509 24 15 105 0 2306
2015 1402 34 137 524 19 21 106 0 2243
2016 1287 49 125 568 14 24 102 0 2169
2017 1342 50 149 581 17 29 105 0 2273
2018 1245 47 115 527 19 43 102 0 2098
2019 1136 40 105 531 14 38 84 0 1948
2020 1160 49 113 550 9 29 91 0 2001
2021 1112 42 144 530 7 28 108 0 1971
2022 1177 77 180 589 19 28 122 0 2192
2023 1194 72 204 650 19 25 132 0 2296

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1532 66.9 22.8 40.8
2011 1585 69.8 22.6 37.9
2012 1594 67.8 23.4 47.2
2013 1688 69.8 24.1 70.9
2014 2306 93.3 24.7 39.9
2015 2243 n/a n/a 47.3
2016 2169 n/a n/a 42.3
2017 2273 93.3 24.3 36.7
2018 2098 n/a n/a 45.5
2019 1948 91.6 21.2 39.7
2020 2001 89.6 22.3 39.3
2021 1971 n/a n/a 37.9
2022 2192 86.8 25.2 38.9
2023 2296 96.8 23.7 36.9

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1532 66.9 22.8 40.8
2011 1585 69.8 22.6 37.9
2012 1594 67.8 23.4 47.2
2013 1688 69.8 24.1 70.9
2014 2306 93.3 24.7 39.9
2015 2243 n/a n/a 47.3
2016 2169 n/a n/a 42.3
2017 2273 93.3 24.3 36.7
2018 2098 n/a n/a 45.5
2019 1948 91.6 21.2 39.7
2020 2001 89.6 22.3 39.3
2021 1971 n/a n/a 37.9
2022 2192 86.8 25.2 38.9
2023 2296 96.8 23.7 36.9

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 High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $529 (5.2%) $9,584 (94.8%) $10,113

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillcrest High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 64th of 136 High schoolsRanks 63rd of 139 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest High)50.548
 2.5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Canyons District)52.550.6
 1.9%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.244
 4.2%
9th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest High)39.636.3
 3.3%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Canyons District)44.543.9
 0.6%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Utah)43.632.8
 10.8%
9th Grade Science (Hillcrest High)40.341.4
 1.1%
   9th Grade Science (Canyons District)4242.9
 0.9%
   9th Grade Science (Utah)36.238.1
 1.9%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest High)47.145.5
 1.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Canyons District)52.150.6
 1.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545.3
 4.2%
10th Grade Mathematics (Hillcrest High)28.924.5
 4.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Canyons District)35.432.5
 2.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.327.7
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (Hillcrest High)34.529.9
 4.6%
   10th Grade Science (Canyons District)3937
 2%
   10th Grade Science (Utah)3332.2
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19482296
 17.9%
African American4072
 80%
American Indian1419
 35.7%
Asian105204
 94.3%
Hispanic531650
 22.4%
Pacific Islander3825
 34.2%
White11361194
 5.1%
Two or More Races84132
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%36.9%
 2.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillcrest High

Students at Hillcrest High are 52% White, 28% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.

Hillcrest High ranks 63rd of 139 Utah high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,296 students attended Hillcrest High.

Hillcrest High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : East Midvale School
Elementary : East Sandy School
Elementary : Midvale School
Elementary : Midvalley School
Elementary : Oakdale School
Elementary : Peruvian Park School
Elementary : Silver Mesa School
Middle : Midvale Middle
Middle : Union Middle


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