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About This School

Hillcrest Elementary School is a public middle school in Downers Grove. The principal of Hillcrest Elementary School is Ms. Paula M Thomas. 381 children attend Hillcrest Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.5% of the Hillcrest Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 381 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hillcrest Elementary School is 18:1. Avery Coonley School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 80%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 3%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 4% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school in District 58. The Principal Parents and Teachers create a wonderful community. Class sizes are small and teachers are beyond helpful. It is amazing place for my children to be and learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    I not only have a child in this school but I went there K-6. I loved this school and my son does too. The teachers are so wonderful and the secretary Mrs.Schmitt is fantastic. I couldn't say anything bad about this school best in the area by far!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went here for 7 years. I am now entering high school. I miss Hillcrest. I never had a bad experience with any of my teachers. I learned a lot and hat a ton of fun.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school with very caring and skillful teachers. Parental support is very good. Many after-school activities including a very active scouting program. The principal is relatively new (two years) and will hopefully stop trying to fix what was not broken. I have one child finishing this year and another who will be around for a few more years.

  • (6 years ago)

    We've had one child go through Hillcrest and one almost done. We've had an outstanding experience. Great teachers great programs (Hillcrest Fest Science Fair Talent Show) good opportunities for parents to be involved. Will miss Hillcrest when we're done.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school over the years has consistantly been rated one of the best in the state. The tenure of teachers is stable the PTA and Scouting organizations are active and the standardized testing results are excellent. I have had two children go through K-6 there and will have two more.

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