School Details

Hillcrest Elementary School

795 Pepper Street, Monterey Park, CA 91755
(626) 307-3371
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 469 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

74%
63%
56%
74%
68%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
51%
46%
73%
74%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
68%
65%
69%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
60%
60%
58%
68%
65%
55%
53%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
62%
60%
70%
59%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hillcrest Elementary School is a public middle school in Monterey Park. The principal of Hillcrest Elementary School is Robin Libby, who can be contacted at rlibby@garvey.k12.ca.us. 469 students attend Hillcrest Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 36% of the Hillcrest Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 469 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hillcrest Elementary School is 20:1. Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 41%
Asian 44% 56%
Filipino 3% 0.9%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 5308%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.09%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 83%
Limited English proficiency 36% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I just wanted a message out to Ms.TONG She was not a great and she made me and some other people correct HOMEWORK and CLASSWORK. STUFF THAT SHE IS SUPPOSE TO DO!! > ( Ok and the rest of the teachers are wonderful and mrs.Lim is the best! WOOP

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers here are too aggressive they won't let the children use the restrooms when they raise their hands and ask politely. If your kid is known for being a little energetic all the teachers automatically believe that he is a bad kid and won't let him explain what happened and just punish him. Their curriculum is ridiculous. My brother who is in first grade learned everything he is currently learning from his pre-school at a different school. After school they only have 2 teachers watching all the kids who are out and they leave after 30 minutes without a care if they were picked up or not. My brother who is 6 years old had a friend tell him to go to the office to call home to let us know that he got out early. The teachers who were on duty did not even say anything or care if they were left alone. Ridiculous school. Teachers are biased unfriendly and cold. I do not recommend your child come here. If possible try to get a permit to go to another school. WASTE OF YOUR CHILD'S TIME.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is an outstanding school. Yes the results from the STAR tests are not very high but it is a very good school. The teachers are helpful there are a lot of activities such as the spring carnival and the principal has done a lot of things to enhance the school. My favorite year was my third grade year and so far my third grade teacher was by far the best. Of course all of my other teachers did a good job in educating me too. That's why I am a straight A student at Richard Garvey Intermediate School

  • (4 years ago)

    My 2 children attend Hillcrest. I am an involved parent I request certian teachers for the following year I ask alot of questions. Mr. Libby is a very involved principal and is ready and willing to hear any problems/concerns parents have. School staff is very helpful and know children by first name. As with any school there are some teachers that should not be teaching (close to retirement and not motivated) but the majority of teachers are involved and care about their students' progress. Fourth grade GATE class with Ms. Tong was both challenging and a great opportunity. Ms. Lim Ms. Wong Ms. Tran Ms. Cisneros are also excellent teachers. The only complaint I have is the lack of parental involvement. PTA does alot for the school but could use help. Would love to see more after-school activities (art/chess classes).

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an okay school..... because I went there for one year and I got picked on a lot so my parents sent me to Monterey Vista.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hillcrest is a great school my son graduated from their last year and now his little brother is their now. The teachers are great with the kids and they work good with the parents and the school is very clean.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is an ok school as far as I am concern. Campus is messy trash everywhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hillcrest is great school for my kid I met and know most of the teachers they had wonderful teachers and do care a lot for the students and we do had a great principal Mr. Libby. woodcraft program it great for my kid and help me a lot of her daily homework and the activities program.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter and I love this school. All the teachers she's had are the best!! They truely love the kids and want the best for them. It's a smaller school located in a safe quiet family neighborhood. Our principal Mr. Libby is great. He knows the kids by first name and works hard and is very active in all the school activities. I love the after school program. They assist with getting her daily homework done and they do 'fun' things too. I'm very pleased with Hillcrest in all aspects!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Hillcrest is a wonderful school. My whole family went there. and now our children are going there. and Mr. Libby well hes just a great Principal. Keep up the great work!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Is a nice school there is a lot nice teachers and my child love the school now she is in middle school but she still want to stay in this school.!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school became a California distinguished School in 2006. Its students have won a Gold Medal for the Los Angeles County Science Competition in 2005. I believe that the teachers are very responsive to the needs of students. I like to school very much as a parent.

  • (9 years ago)

    Why the school is close to my heart for personel reasons. I am quite surprised of the lack of afterschool programs available and the lack of art programs.

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