School Details

Hilltop School

12 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-4251
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 357 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

90%
90%
66%
100%
100%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mendham Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
59%
93%
93%
78%
97%
97%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mendham Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hilltop School is a public elementary school in Mendham Township. The principal of Hilltop School is Mr David Heller, who can be contacted at heller@mendhamboroschools.org. 357 children attend Hilltop School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the 357 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hilltop School is 12:1. St Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 94%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Strong principal and teachers. The school needs to do a better job identifying students needing additional help including 504 IEP and those with slight needs. Parents have to fight to get their child assistance. Many have to pay for outside testing in order to show the school that help is needed. I cannot discern whether it is the curriculum or the lack of funds the previous superintendent allotted for identification. Hopefully with a new superintendent and excellent principal things will change.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hilltop is a fantastic school! We started our children at St. Joseph's school in Mendham because we wated the faith-based education but we were shocked at how the school was run and how little "faith" and "education" existed in that school. We are so pleased we switched to Hilltop and our children are much happier. They earned straight As in both schools but at Hilltop the atmosphere is warmer friendlier and the teachers are certified with education degrees (unlike St. Joe's where many teachers are moms who are alternate route candidates). Hilltop provides an excellent eduaction that encourages kids and gets them excited about school. This is a great choice if you are moving to Mendham!

  • (2 years ago)

    Hilltop has a solid team of teachers and got a (much needed) new principal in 2011 who shows all the signs of being a great long term addition. The town values its schools and is very active in supporting them.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent dedicated teachers great arts programs. Teachers readily available for extra help. Stong HSA (PTA) involvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a very friendly caring school with high standards that makes children feel valued.

  • (10 years ago)

    I moved from CA to NJ because of the schools. Hilltop provides a nurturing environment both academically and emotionally. The only thing lacking academically is phonics. Hilltop does not teach enough of this. Curriculum includes Spanish computers Library Music Art and Gym. Third grade students are offered a strings program and Fourth graders can take band. Parent Council puts together a wonderful Arts program exposing the kids to a variety of arts culture stage music etc. The parents are encouraged to become involved.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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