Hillcrest Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 9315 4th St SE
       Lake Stevens, WA  98258


(425) 335-1545

District: Lake Stevens School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
180th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,168 Help


Students who attend Hillcrest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lake Stevens Middle School
High:    Lake Stevens Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  769

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.7%
Hispanic:
15.9%
Asian:
12.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27% Help


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Compare Details Hillcrest Elementary School ranks better than 84.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Lake Stevens School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Hillcrest Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lake Stevens School District. Student population at Hillcrest Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.7%), Hispanic (15.9%), Asian (12.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillcrest Elementary School is 17.9. 6 elementary schools in the Lake Stevens School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillcrest Elementary School is $15,168. 5 elementary schools in the Lake Stevens School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillcrest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillcrest Elementary School 180th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Hillcrest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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English Language Learner students:
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Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Asian students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
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Lake Stevens School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Stevens School District 29th of 249 Washington 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 WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 32.76 735th 1026 28.4%
2005 43.55 623rd 1031 39.6%
2006 40.28 677th 1051 35.6%
2007 65.01 361st 1069 66.2%
2008 53.58 526th 1067 50.7%
2009 39.14 711th 1072 33.7%
2010 32.64 799th 1088 26.6%
2011 56.83 474th 1092 56.6%
2012 63.03 411th 1097 62.5%
2013 67.14 354th 1106 68.0%
2015 74.56 240th 1067 77.5%
2016 79.11 201st 1053 80.9%
2017 75.10 251st 1056 76.2%
2018 64.83 374th 1054 64.5%
2019 71.23 310th 1130 72.6%
2021 66.22 340th 1107 69.3%
2022 74.47 281st 1169 76.0%
2023 83.91 180th 1169 84.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.20 138th 303 54.5%
2022 76.88 47th 252 81.3%
2023 76.83 34th 194 82.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.37 188th 333 43.5%
2022 62.89 36th 213 83.1%
2023 62.01 67th 254 73.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.88 181st 637 71.6%
2019 59.25 165th 566 70.8%
2021 70.48 34th 158 78.5%
2022 73.46 75th 478 84.3%
2023 59.30 97th 308 68.5%
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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 WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.24 236th 835 71.7%
2019 72.26 171st 979 82.5%
2021 69.60 166th 854 80.6%
2022 78.20 109th 1019 89.3%
2023 89.72 31st 1013 96.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.93 341st 1004 66.0%
2019 73.19 275th 1068 74.3%
2021 62.50 343rd 1008 66.0%
2022 69.25 312th 1100 71.6%
2023 77.46 219th 1094 80.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.75 363rd 999 63.7%
2019 69.72 311th 1075 71.1%
2021 66.34 315th 1025 69.3%
2022 77.56 239th 1113 78.5%
2023 87.70 123rd 1099 88.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 37.60 82nd 131 37.4%
2022 47.77 109th 187 41.7%
2023 70.75 48th 170 71.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.31 10th 66 84.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.19 175th 540 67.6%
2019 74.82 128th 697 81.6%
2021 72.70 71st 501 85.8%
2022 72.42 114th 694 83.6%
2023 70.94 125th 633 80.3%
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Rank History for White students at Hillcrest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.84 344th 833 58.7%
2019 67.50 338th 1027 67.1%
2021 53.83 415th 943 56.0%
2022 67.83 317th 1031 69.3%
2023 80.40 174th 1011 82.8%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, February 27, 2017

Open Quote We love everything about this school. We have been for a few years now and the teachers, administrators and PTA care SO much about the wellbeing and scholastic advancement of the children here. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Open Quote This is an amazing school that truly cares about their students. My son was really struggling to catch up after moving several times with in a year and was fairly behind. Ms. Fiske (4th grade) really took the time to listen to my son and us and recommend other approaches to help him. We soon found out that he has ADHD and really needed the extra one on one time with his teacher. So the staff at Hillcrest took the time to meet with me and tell me all of the options they had to help my son. I was really appreciative of all the help they were willing to do to help him. Just a great all around school that has great teachers who love their students enough to care about their education. Can't say enough about Hillcrest! Close Quote



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 485 5 15 18 28 n/a n/a 0 551
1989 534 8 21 17 11 n/a n/a 0 591
1990 672 6 18 21 10 n/a n/a 0 727
1991 669 5 27 30 4 n/a n/a 0 735
1992 704 7 22 24 9 n/a n/a 0 766
1993 349 3 6 7 8 n/a n/a 0 373
1994 402 2 2 7 9 n/a n/a 0 422
1995 479 7 15 14 12 n/a n/a 0 527
1996 479 7 15 14 12 n/a n/a 0 527
1997 484 11 21 25 14 n/a n/a 0 555
1998 555 8 24 42 15 n/a n/a 0 644
1999 566 7 22 38 12 n/a n/a 0 645
2000 566 7 22 38 12 n/a n/a 0 645
2001 485 13 12 43 5 n/a n/a 0 558
2002 490 9 18 42 4 n/a n/a 0 563
2003 490 9 18 42 4 n/a n/a 0 563
2004 471 10 35 54 6 n/a n/a 0 576
2005 519 16 49 69 8 n/a n/a 2 663
2006 497 18 53 79 8 n/a n/a 18 673
2007 445 10 54 79 5 n/a n/a 21 614
2008 433 12 43 88 4 n/a n/a 28 608
2009 460 15 47 95 4 n/a n/a 39 660
2010 502 14 49 95 8 n/a n/a 44 712
2011 480 12 24 102 2 11 42 0 673
2012 465 17 25 124 3 5 49 0 688
2013 480 11 25 139 1 3 59 0 718
2014 511 13 27 148 3 2 54 0 758
2015 542 8 29 155 5 1 67 0 807
2016 576 16 32 175 4 1 75 0 879
2017 519 18 32 169 3 2 66 0 809
2018 524 19 33 174 3 1 65 0 819
2019 499 19 35 129 3 3 58 0 746
2020 514 28 39 121 1 2 70 0 775
2021 457 30 48 131 1 5 66 0 738
2022 442 35 70 129 1 5 77 0 759
2023 428 43 93 122 2 5 76 0 769

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 551 24.0 22.9 0
1989 591 25.0 23.6 n/a
1990 727 30.5 23.8 0
1991 735 35.6 20.6 n/a
1992 766 34.9 21.9 n/a
1993 373 18.9 19.7 n/a
1994 422 18.1 23.3 n/a
1995 527 23.1 22.8 n/a
1996 527 23.1 22.8 n/a
1997 555 24.6 22.6 n/a
1998 644 28.6 22.5 n/a
1999 645 30.8 20.9 n/a
2000 645 27.1 23.8 n/a
2001 558 27.6 20.2 n/a
2002 563 27.2 20.7 36.6
2003 563 27.2 20.7 36.6
2004 576 26.0 22.2 39.1
2005 663 26.1 25.4 36.9
2006 673 31.5 21.4 38.6
2007 614 30.2 20.3 55.5
2008 608 28.6 21.3 49.8
2009 660 29.6 22.3 55.2
2010 712 33.8 21.0 62
2011 673 31.9 21.0 38.2
2012 688 28.7 23.9 38.1
2013 718 29.2 24.5 43.6
2014 758 n/a n/a 41.2
2015 807 39.0 20.6 40.6
2016 879 41.0 21.4 35.3
2017 809 45.4 17.7 31.3
2018 819 41.2 19.8 29.4
2019 746 42.0 17.7 23.7
2020 775 41.4 18.6 23.1
2021 738 44.0 16.7 21.1
2022 759 43.8 17.3 18.2
2023 769 42.7 17.9 27

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 551 24.0 22.9 0
1989 591 25.0 23.6 n/a
1990 727 30.5 23.8 0
1991 735 35.6 20.6 n/a
1992 766 34.9 21.9 n/a
1993 373 18.9 19.7 n/a
1994 422 18.1 23.3 n/a
1995 527 23.1 22.8 n/a
1996 527 23.1 22.8 n/a
1997 555 24.6 22.6 n/a
1998 644 28.6 22.5 n/a
1999 645 30.8 20.9 n/a
2000 645 27.1 23.8 n/a
2001 558 27.6 20.2 n/a
2002 563 27.2 20.7 36.6
2003 563 27.2 20.7 36.6
2004 576 26.0 22.2 39.1
2005 663 26.1 25.4 36.9
2006 673 31.5 21.4 38.6
2007 614 30.2 20.3 55.5
2008 608 28.6 21.3 49.8
2009 660 29.6 22.3 55.2
2010 712 33.8 21.0 62
2011 673 31.9 21.0 38.2
2012 688 28.7 23.9 38.1
2013 718 29.2 24.5 43.6
2014 758 n/a n/a 41.2
2015 807 39.0 20.6 40.6
2016 879 41.0 21.4 35.3
2017 809 45.4 17.7 31.3
2018 819 41.2 19.8 29.4
2019 746 42.0 17.7 23.7
2020 775 41.4 18.6 23.1
2021 738 44.0 16.7 21.1
2022 759 43.8 17.3 18.2
2023 769 42.7 17.9 27

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Hillcrest Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201688.8%0.0%0.0%0.7%93.3%94.0%94.8%92.5%94.8%94.0%
201785.0%0.0%1.6%3.9%2.4%89.8%92.9%93.7%89.0%92.1%92.9%
201864.6%0.0%0.0%2.8%4.9%71.5%75.0%87.5%74.3%76.4%75.0%
201988.7%0.0%0.0%0.8%4.0%92.7%91.9%94.4%91.9%93.6%91.9%
202050.8%4.8%0.0%0.8%2.4%67.7%68.6%86.3%61.3%68.6%74.2%73.4%74.2%68.6%
202190.7%4.6%0.0%0.0%3.7%92.6%92.6%92.6%92.6%92.6%94.4%94.4%94.4%92.6%
202292.1%2.2%0.0%1.4%3.6%96.4%97.1%95.7%93.5%97.1%96.4%96.4%96.4%97.1%
202388.0%3.4%0.0%0.0%2.6%91.5%92.3%92.3%89.7%92.3%92.3%92.3%92.3%92.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.8%0.1%0.5%3.5%96.7%97.1%96.3%96.2%96.8%97.1%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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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 $192 (1.6%) $11,957 (98.4%) $12,149
2020 $155 (1.5%) $9,876 (98.5%) $10,031
2021 $656 (4.6%) $13,639 (95.4%) $14,295
2022 $225 (1.5%) $14,943 (98.5%) $15,168

Data source: Washington 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 310th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 180th of 1169 Elementary schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)67.965.1
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lake Stevens School District)68.463.7
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)70.674.6
 4%
   3rd Grade Math (Lake Stevens School District)67.865.7
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)6163
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Stevens School District)67.962.1
 5.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)56.759.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade Math (Lake Stevens School District)6057.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)74.676.4
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Stevens School District)74.468.5
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)69.164.3
 4.8%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Stevens School District)61.957
 4.9%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Hillcrest Elementary School)60.376.4
 16.1%
   5th Grade Science (Lake Stevens School District)67.467
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hillcrest Elementary School)67.668.5
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lake Stevens School District)70.363.2
 7.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Hillcrest Elementary School)64.965.9
 1%
   All Grades Math (Lake Stevens School District)57.148.7
 8.3%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Hillcrest Elementary School)60.376.4
 16.1%
   All Grades Science (Lake Stevens School District)61.658.8
 2.8%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students746769
 3.1%
African American1943
 126.3%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian3593
 165.7%
Hispanic129122
 5.4%
Pacific Islander35
 66.7%
White499428
 14.2%
Two or More Races5876
 31%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.7%27%
 3.3%


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Hillcrest Elementary School ranks 180th of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 769 students attended Hillcrest Elementary School.

Students at Hillcrest Elementary School are 56% White, 16% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 10% Two or more races, 6% African American.

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

Middle : Lake Stevens Middle School
High : Lake Stevens 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, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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