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About This School

J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr Elementary School is a public elementary school in O Fallon. The principal of J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr Elementary School is Mrs. Kristi Belobrajdic. 365 students attend J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 365 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr Elementary School is 16:1. Marie Schaefer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 73%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 17%
Multiracial 10% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 18%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0.1%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 16%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Do not let the open room concept sway you. My kids never even noticed it. Both of my kids (K and 3rd) are doing well here. What we do not like is the lack technology for the students and no PE. It also seems that the teachers are just there to do a job and don't really care about the students. Because of the open room concept you hear things walking through during school you might not otherwise. It's nice to pop in once or twice a month a see what you hear.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved from this school last year after 3 yrs. On the whole it was mediocre the Scott AFB schools are better. The school gets an incredible amount of funding for military families yet there are no support programs available to military children (counseling buddy programs etc.). Many teachers are excellent. The principal/some local teachers have been around too long; they have no motivation for positive change unwelcoming to new families and give the feeling that its just a job with no genuine concern for the kids. There's better options than Hinchcliffe.

  • (5 years ago)

    I grew up in an open concept school do this style was familiar to me. I am still amazed when I come visit my daughter how quiet it is despite their bring no walls in the classroom. There is such a mutual respect for one another and the kids are learning that at an early age. I am really happy with the teachers and staff great communication on both ends.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are sad to leave! Hinchcliffe despite it's open classroom design has been a wonderful learning place for both of my children. The teachers and principal are among the best we've encountered in our travels. As a parent who was heavily involved in the PTO at Hinchcliffe I appreciated all the efforts made at every level of the school staff. They welcome everyone who comes through their doors and are genuinely concerned with every students well-being. Whether it be academic social or emotional. They have staff their for all your childs needs! My children are very sad to leave! It's been a wonderful 3 years!

  • (6 years ago)

    Outstanding principal and teachers. My daughter is actually looking forward to going back to school this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hinchcliffe does a great job with a somewhat mixed student population. There are several special education programs that provide a lot of (appropriate) inclusion with regular ed classes. The teachers and administrators are sensitive to the family circumstances and varying needs of each student. Class sizes are small. The main downside of the school is the open classroom area design which prohibits some group collaboration because of noise concerns. Students are fairly well-disciplined as a result however and do not seem to be affected by the limitation.

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