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About This School

Hillandale Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of Hillandale Elementary is Sandra Bates, whose e-mail is sandra.bates@dpsnc.net. 642 students attend Hillandale Elementary and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 65% of the 642 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hillandale Elementary is 15:1. Easley Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 19%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 21% 24%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 66%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This school has a very cohesive motivated staff excellent principals and a welcoming building and grounds. I have two children that attend this school and have thrived here! They have always had very caring and supportive teachers students/friends who have helped them grow as individuals and learn to share and a nurturing environment. I would highly recommend this school to anyone and regret that others have said otherwise based on one experience at the school.

  • (7 months ago)

    This is an outstanding school. Services curriculum faculty are first rate. The educational team is experienced not only individually but as a faculty. Led by a sensitive strong leader in principal Bates school has connections for support services for every child. I had three go through Hillandale and attribute their success in middle school to the foundation they got at this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Not very friendly interactions for newcomers. Went to pick up some kids for the first time and the guy directing traffic spoke really rude to me and told me to move along while I was trying to find the kids. Then when I went to get them in the car he yelled. You will get a ticket for that for letting them get in on driver side of the car. I don't appreciate getting yelled at when I don't even know the rules. He could have kindly explained the rules more nicely instead of yelling at me. I don't appreciate that! I told him I didn't know that was a rule there and that I would put them in on the other side next time. Gee!!! Give a someone a break!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Hillandale! I went here from kindergarden to 5th grade and it was the best school ever! Pretty much all the teachers I got were so amazing and really cared about me. Whenever I go and vist for spring fling the place is filled with color and happiness and good times. I will never forget Hillandale.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a teacher a parent and a former student I can say that there is no other school that measures up to Hillandale. We are a caring family who not only has high expectations for our students but care about them deeply and cheer their successes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale Elem. school provides excellent educational experiences for its students and allows them to grow and excel. The staff is tops professionally and very loving and nurturing from the principal Sandi Bates to Ms.Norma in the cafeteria staff who sings to each child on their birthday. I am a teacher who sent my child to Hillandale and I'd highly recommend our school to anyone who wants the best for their child.

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love Hillandale because it is a great place to be. I came to Hillandale in 1982 and I am still their. We are one big happy family who works together to help EVERYONE no matter what ! ! Our school succeeds to the highest for all students. We have high expectations for all. I Love to work their. Our principal is fantastic and great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale is the best school that i've been in. It makes you feel like family and a place you would like to be in. It's also a clean school and you could eat off the floors if possible.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale Elementary school is the best school in which to teach!! ! We are a family and we have an outstanding community whose support is unparalleled!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale has the best staff and Teachers that any school could have.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale has great dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal. It also has a strong and active PTA which supports the school in many ways. The children enjoy going to school and build lasting relationships with the teachers. I often see older kids coming in and visiting teachers they had when they were young.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hillandale is a warm and caring environment for children. They are learning so much more than the curriculum and have amazing people who work there who help guide them. I am so lucky to work there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Best teachers best principal best parents and above all best students.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has learned to like learning and going to school. He has seen how smart he is and is proud of himself!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have an awesome elementary school because of the amazing Principal and exceptional staff. They go out of their way to help each and every child succeed!

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone is great and we are one BIG Family!!! My co-workers are awesome and the students are the greatest. We as a school care about each other as well as work together. It is my second home.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is great and one big family! The children are ready and willing to learn!

  • (4 years ago)

    children teachers cafeteria staff administration custodians.......EVERYONE works to love and teach our children - our students return years later to walk the halls and re-connect to those who loved and taught them years ago

  • (4 years ago)

    The Hillandale teachers are very motivated and are very encouraging to the students. They really try to tailor their instruction for the individual needs of each student. My daughter loves both her regular class and the after-school care program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is fantastic! She has an open door to listen to all concerns. The school is orderly the children are happy and the parents involved.

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