Hillside Middle

Summary:

Hillside Middle is a public middle school located in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 555. It is part of the Salt Lake District, which is ranked 46 out of 100 in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hillside Middle consistently outperforms the Salt Lake District and the state of Utah in academic proficiency across all subject areas, with 8th-grade proficiency rates of 55.5% in ELA, 53.4% in Math, and 57.9% in Science, compared to the district's 39.1%, 37.6%, and 47.2%, respectively. The school also has a more diverse student population, with 64.68% White, 17.84% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of other racial groups, and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (29.01%) compared to nearby schools like Glendale Middle (83.53%) and Salt Lake Center for Science Education Bryant (64.13%).

Hillside Middle has consistently ranked in the top 30% of Utah middle schools, with a ranking of 58 out of 216 schools in 2022-2023 and a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. This suggests that the school's success may be attributed to factors such as effective teaching practices, strong leadership, and a supportive school culture, which could provide valuable insights for other schools looking to replicate its success.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1825 S Nevada
       Salt Lake City, UT  84108


(801) 481-4828

District: Salt Lake District

SchoolDigger Rank:
58th of 216 Utah Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,195 Help


Students who attend Hillside Middle usually attend:

High:    Highland High
    Innovations High School

Feeder schools for Hillside Middle:

Elementary:    Beacon Heights School
    Dilworth School
    Highland Park School
    Whittier School

Student/teacher ratio:  23.3 Help
Number of students:  555

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.7%
Hispanic:
17.8%
Two or more races:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hillside Middle ranks better than 73.1% of middle schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked middle schools in the Salt Lake District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.7%), Hispanic (17.8%), two or more races (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillside Middle is 23.3, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the Salt Lake District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillside Middle is $10,195. 3 middle schools in the Salt Lake District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillside Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillside Middle 58th of 216 Utah public middle schools. (See Hillside Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Salt Lake District:

SchoolDigger ranks Salt Lake District 46th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hillside Middle

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Rank History for all students at Hillside Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 50.72 117th 200 41.5%
2009 52.92 117th 205 42.9%
2010 50.64 119th 201 40.8%
2011 53.75 130th 222 41.4%
2012 67.59 75th 238 68.5%
2013 68.61 71st 243 70.8%
2014 72.21 45th 185 75.7%
2015 65.23 71st 210 66.2%
2016 62.43 79th 209 62.2%
2017 70.69 55th 206 73.3%
2018 75.07 33rd 172 80.8%
2019 70.20 52nd 222 76.6%
2021 67.75 55th 213 74.2%
2022 74.33 43rd 209 79.4%
2023 69.24 58th 216 73.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillside Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.52 97th 133 27.1%
2023 38.96 93rd 138 32.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hillside Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 88.74 7th 100 93.0%
2023 59.34 33rd 99 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at Hillside Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.69 30th 191 84.3%
2023 78.71 27th 191 85.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Hillside Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 579 4 38 37 6 n/a n/a 0 664
1989 626 4 41 40 12 n/a n/a 0 723
1990 680 7 32 47 3 n/a n/a 0 769
1991 715 6 35 52 2 n/a n/a 0 810
1992 665 5 45 83 5 n/a n/a 0 803
1993 693 6 47 79 8 n/a n/a 0 833
1994 680 4 45 88 8 n/a n/a 0 825
1995 667 5 45 161 5 n/a n/a 0 883
1996 667 5 45 161 5 n/a n/a 0 883
1997 607 8 41 159 5 n/a n/a 0 820
1998 574 17 37 183 3 n/a n/a 0 814
1999 533 19 32 198 6 n/a n/a 0 788
2000 469 18 33 225 4 n/a n/a 0 749
2001 419 32 31 225 7 n/a n/a 0 714
2002 461 30 32 166 13 n/a n/a 0 702
2003 461 30 32 166 13 n/a n/a 0 702
2004 416 21 42 122 23 n/a n/a 0 624
2005 382 15 40 114 22 n/a n/a 0 573
2006 438 12 34 94 21 n/a n/a 0 599
2007 418 15 30 111 16 n/a n/a 0 590
2008 385 17 30 108 14 n/a n/a 5 559
2009 359 20 30 90 8 n/a n/a 2 509
2010 361 18 33 99 10 n/a n/a 21 542
2011 338 21 23 112 7 9 7 0 517
2012 342 18 29 108 3 8 10 0 518
2013 376 10 19 102 2 7 24 0 540
2014 349 15 18 115 6 10 30 0 543
2015 350 12 18 133 9 5 29 0 556
2016 402 8 20 117 12 8 22 0 589
2017 393 12 17 111 5 10 28 0 576
2018 392 14 21 111 3 15 27 0 583
2019 411 18 17 110 3 15 22 0 596
2020 409 17 13 97 12 15 28 0 591
2021 407 18 12 81 16 14 27 0 575
2022 392 21 10 101 10 6 28 0 568
2023 359 20 17 99 11 14 35 0 555

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 30.0 22.1 n/a
1989 723 37.5 19.2 n/a
1990 769 35.7 21.5 16.4
1991 810 37.5 21.6 20
1992 803 34.2 23.4 19.4
1993 833 35.4 23.5 21.1
1994 825 38.1 21.7 22.2
1995 883 42.5 20.8 33.2
1996 883 42.5 20.8 33.2
1997 820 41.2 19.9 27.9
1998 814 42.8 19.0 34.5
1999 788 43.3 18.2 39.7
2000 749 37.3 20.1 43.9
2001 714 35.7 20.0 48.9
2002 702 34.7 20.2 45.6
2003 702 34.7 20.2 45.6
2004 624 30.7 20.3 47.4
2005 573 28.9 19.8 46.6
2006 599 30.0 20.0 38.2
2007 590 23.5 25.1 0.5
2008 559 24.8 22.5 49.3
2009 509 43.8 16.1 46.5
2010 542 23.6 22.8 46.6
2011 517 23.6 21.8 41.8
2012 518 24.5 21.0 49.8
2013 540 25.8 20.9 74.8
2014 543 26.5 20.4 40
2015 556 n/a n/a 42.6
2016 589 n/a n/a 40.2
2017 576 26.5 21.6 36.3
2018 583 n/a n/a 36.4
2019 596 27.9 21.3 35.4
2020 591 27.9 21.1 36.2
2021 575 n/a n/a 24.7
2022 568 25.1 22.5 22.9
2023 555 23.8 23.3 29

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 30.0 22.1 n/a
1989 723 37.5 19.2 n/a
1990 769 35.7 21.5 16.4
1991 810 37.5 21.6 20
1992 803 34.2 23.4 19.4
1993 833 35.4 23.5 21.1
1994 825 38.1 21.7 22.2
1995 883 42.5 20.8 33.2
1996 883 42.5 20.8 33.2
1997 820 41.2 19.9 27.9
1998 814 42.8 19.0 34.5
1999 788 43.3 18.2 39.7
2000 749 37.3 20.1 43.9
2001 714 35.7 20.0 48.9
2002 702 34.7 20.2 45.6
2003 702 34.7 20.2 45.6
2004 624 30.7 20.3 47.4
2005 573 28.9 19.8 46.6
2006 599 30.0 20.0 38.2
2007 590 23.5 25.1 0.5
2008 559 24.8 22.5 49.3
2009 509 43.8 16.1 46.5
2010 542 23.6 22.8 46.6
2011 517 23.6 21.8 41.8
2012 518 24.5 21.0 49.8
2013 540 25.8 20.9 74.8
2014 543 26.5 20.4 40
2015 556 n/a n/a 42.6
2016 589 n/a n/a 40.2
2017 576 26.5 21.6 36.3
2018 583 n/a n/a 36.4
2019 596 27.9 21.3 35.4
2020 591 27.9 21.1 36.2
2021 575 n/a n/a 24.7
2022 568 25.1 22.5 22.9
2023 555 23.8 23.3 29

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hillside Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $810 (7.9%) $9,385 (92.1%) $10,195

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillside Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 222 Middle schoolsRanks 58th of 216 Middle schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Middle)60.246.3
 13.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)44.537.4
 7.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)44.141.4
 2.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Middle)58.644.5
 14.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)43.138.8
 4.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Utah)45.244.9
 0.3%
7th Grade Science (Hillside Middle)56.645.3
 11.3%
   7th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)43.939.2
 4.7%
   7th Grade Science (Utah)44.545.5
 1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hillside Middle)46.955.5
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)40.939.1
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)43.341.8
 1.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hillside Middle)39.453.4
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)37.237.6
 0.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Utah)42.738.2
 4.5%
8th Grade Science (Hillside Middle)50.257.9
 7.7%
   8th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)47.547.2
 0.3%
   8th Grade Science (Utah)49.248.5
 0.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students596555
 6.9%
African American1820
 11.1%
American Indian311
 266.7%
Asian1717
Hispanic11099
 10%
Pacific Islander1514
 6.7%
White411359
 12.7%
Two or More Races2235
 59.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.4%29%
 6.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Middle

Students at Hillside Middle are 65% White, 18% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American, 3% Asian, 3% Pacific Islander, 2% American Indian.

Hillside Middle ranks 58th of 216 Utah middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 555 students attended Hillside Middle.

Students who attend Hillside Middle usually go on to attend Highland High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Utah State Board of Education.

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