Hillside Elementary School

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54 Orange Rd

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 509-4200

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Grades: 3 - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Hillside Elementary School

My son is an active, bright student who was discouraged when he started at this school. After just a few weeks, he became interested and motivated and remains excited about school. He even loves his homework assignments. Love Hillside.

Posted by a parent on 11/27/13

As a former student of Hillside, I have to say that it was one of the best things my parents could have chosen for me. It is a wonderful balance of structure and freedom; core classes give students the necessary education while electives allow them to be in charge of their own curiosity. The students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/16/12

Hi, this is my daughter's first half year and we're loving it. The teachers and office staff has helped her in several ways. She's caught on well to the system of Hillside School, continuing to be organized and self-motivated and last but not least has made many friends! I wish everyone the best success ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/05/12

Hillside has enlightened my daughter to the point where she actually WANTS to go to school. They have amazing programs that the other Montclair Schools do not offer. The academics are rigorous and can be explored even further through the CI program. The CI program offers classes in every category, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/25/10

Hillside School is an amazing experience for almost any child. Whether the child excels in academics, performing arts or athletics, there is an advanced or in-depth class offering. The children can try new classes each cycle (3 each year) and are exposed to things most elementary school aged children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/01/09

all of the amazing electives! From drama to volcanoes, to photography to playwriting, kids can learn about anything!

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

I relocated to Montclair from Atlanta and was quite worried about which school to place my daughter but I chose Hillside because of its Arts concentration. I am so pleased with the administration and staff at Hillside.They're caring, attentive, friendly and really want to address each child's needs. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/21/08

Have had several kids at Hillside. The arts and music are terrific, as are the special programming for advanced language arts and math. Basic academic were OK - too much focus on bringing up the bottom third to manage test scores. Overall a good experience but stay engaged!

Posted by a parent on 01/17/07

A pretty committed staff that is sometimes overwhelmed by the number and variety of students. Two basics teachers helps give proper emphasis to math and science along with language arts. Some great elective courses for qualified students. Terrific orchestra and drum corps.

Posted by a parent on 02/08/06

My son joined Hillside in the 4th grade. It begins in 3rd grade and I was concerned that the size of the school would be a detriment to him. He has thrived there. The teachers are exceptional, the art and drama and music courses are the best in the district. I think that the leadership of the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/06

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Test scores for Hillside Elementary School

NJ ASK* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Hillside Elementary School
Montclair School District
New Jersey
* 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.

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Montclair schools — Hillside Elementary School is located at 54 Orange Rd, Montclair NJ 07042. 54 Orange Rd is in the 07042 ZIP code in Montclair, NJ The school district for Hillside Elementary School is the Montclair School District. Hillside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 3 - 5.
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