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About This School

Hilsman Middle School is a public middle school in Athens. The principal of Hilsman Middle School is Selena Blankenship and can be contacted at 707 children attend Hilsman Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Hilsman Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 707 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hilsman Middle School is 10:1. St. Joseph Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 54%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 74%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 70%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to hilsman for 7th and 8th grade! I have to say the only thing I really enjoyed was choirs. At the most one or two teachers would be interested in the kids and their future but the rest were just there for the money! Bullying is kinda big there and teacher nor principal does nothing about it so it maybe a stressful learning environment! It has great extra activities but other then that your better off looking some more!

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to hilsman for 6th and 7th grade. The teachers have no clue what's going on most of the time. There's too many open book tests. Even really smart people get like a 75% on benchmarks! The teachers do not teach us what we need to know! There is allot of bullying going ob and the teachers don't notice! The councilor is very nice and understanong. The principal and assistant principal cannot be taken seriously. The choir band and orchestra are exelent. But allot of the 7th grade teachers either give you a 100 for the day for writing your name and others make sure that you get too much work. But some teachers like Mr.Oleva Mrs.Mirada Mrs.Zeimann teach us just right and you can tell it's not just for the pay check.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 kids in Hilsman and was hesitant to have them go to Hilsman because of what I read here. My kids are thriving there and have made good friends. Their teachers are interested in them as young adults treat them with respect and challenge them academically. There are lots of extra curriculars a fantastic band program and a zero tolerance bullying policy which is actually enforced too. Perspective Hilsman parents should take the stuff they read online with a grain of salt--Hilsman has been a great environment for my boys.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children at Hilsman Middle School. I moved them from private school at the beginning of the sixth grade. Both children are in AP classes and are getting a top notch education. The Math and Science classes are more advanced and the teachers more competent than at St. Joseph's Catholic School (which was a wonderful school for elementary level). Hilsman's Math and Academic teams are some of the highest rated in the state. I would recommend to any parent thinking about transitioning from private school into a public one to give Hilsman a look.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and administration are incredibly supportive. Hilsman has a lot of extracurricular choices... band clubs athletics. My son is in the advanced placement classes and his academics seem challenging and his national test scores are always high. We are glad that our son is at Hilsman.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers were wonderful. I give high grades to the music department especially Ms Camp who made her enjoy music and is continuing in her new school.

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