Hillcrest Elementary School

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30 Marguerite Dr

Oakland, CA 94618

(510) 879-1270

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 330

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Hillcrest Elementary School

This is a really good school. The academics are very good - and the principal has made sure there has been a lot of professional development to ensure teachers are prepared for the switch to Common Core. The PTA makes up for funding gaps from OUSD to provide Art, Music, Computer, Spanish, PE and Library. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/15

My child is in kindergarten, so we're new to the school. I find it too academic for kids that age sometimes (very focused on learning to read, etc.) but I'm pretty sure all the CA public schools are this way right now and the kids also get to do a lot of fun activities. I'm not sure why there have been ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/26/14

My kids spent a few years at Hillcrest and then switched schools. It is not a perfect school. The principal is hardworking but she is a very polarizing presence, and a lot of teachers are pretty disgruntled. Some teachers are good, a few are great, some are pretty terrible. The parent community, like ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/13/14

1. Learning happens. It is not unusual for grades to complete their curriculum for the school year in advance. Test scores for most are very high and students are generally quite prepared for middle school or high school. External support plays a major role, but Hillcrest delivers the goods. 2. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/13/14

Art teachers beware. Would strongly recommend working at a different school. Facilities and communication very, very poor. Hired by PTA which is inconsistent with management.

Posted by a teacher on 05/23/14

I have been a parent of a Hillcrest student for the last 8 years. I as very happy with the school in the beginning. However the last few years after we received a new principle I have seen it deteriorate. It is sad to see. I wish my kids last years at Hillcrest could be as good as the first years.

Posted by a parent on 02/20/14

I have had the privilege of being a teacher at Hillcrest School for many years. The students at Hillcrest are brilliant, parents are incredibly supportive and dedicated to the success of their children, & the administrator is one of the hardest working leaders I have ever had the pleasure to work with ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/28/13

Hillcrest is such an amazing school! My son is so happy there and I simply love the community and all the amazing resources that are provided to all students. Contrary to the post below, there is NOT an issue with bullying behaviors at Hillcrest School. As a parent who volunteers often at the school, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/16/13

Bullying is an open secret at Hillcrest. There is no policy in place to either prevent or deal with it. The new principal has the mentality of "survival of the fittest" which means the vulnerable are not safe. There is an "anti-snitch" playground policy that only fuels this system of protecting bullies. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/08/13

I currently have a child in the middle school. Hillcrest's strengths include a dedicated group of veteran teachers and extremely involved parents. The school's weaknesses have always included its extremely small size, which limits the range of courses available and can also be socially confining. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/10/12

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Test scores for Hillcrest Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Hillcrest Elementary School
Oakland Unified School District
* 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.

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Oakland schools — Hillcrest Elementary School is located at 30 Marguerite Dr, Oakland CA 94618. 30 Marguerite Dr is in the 94618 ZIP code in Oakland, CA The school district for Hillcrest Elementary School is the Oakland Unified School District. Hillcrest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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