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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Hillcrest High School is a public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 1,201 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
137 responses
Average ACT
22
47 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$66,834
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,202
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,567
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Sport events
    31%
  • Peperalies
    20%
  • Crossover
    14%
  • 5th quarter
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Senior Activities
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,201
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,273/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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My experience at Hillcrest High School has been pretty awesome. Most of my middle school friends are there with me, which makes it a lot better. I've also gotten close with a great bunch of students during Grease: The Musical, where I played as Roger. Being a part of the marching band is an absolute pleasure! I get to work with tons of other talented individuals. Though difficult, I also enjoy the challenges that I face in the Hillcrest Academy of Engineering. This program is very creative based, which I love. Lastly, I strongly appreciate the leniency of most of my teachers. They help make the school process a lot smoother and make me enjoy school that much more!
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My experience at hillcrest has been pretty good. If you participate and be more involved, school will be very fun. A club that I’d recommend people to join is Younglife. The community is great and the outside activities you do are really fun! Getting involved in the arts is pretty fun as well. I’m in band and I’d say it’s great! We have an amazing drill team too and most of our sports teams do very well in district. Overall, your experience at hillcrest will be a matter of how involved you are there.
My experiences at Hillcrest High School was a typical high school experience. Hillcrest offers a lot of AP courses as well as PRE-AP. We have two programs in our school, a collegiate and IB, which are greatly use for college. Theres a good atmosphere, great teachers and staff. In addition, we have an engineering programs with lots of engineering courses. Hillcrest also offers National Honor Society for students, which is a great way to attract colleges. Students complete 40 hours of community service a year. On the other hand, the clubs and sports are great, Hillcrest usually has great recognition in their sports, the volleyball team has been undefeated for district championship since 2016, as well as the baseball team, the baseball team is a huge sport at Hillcrest High School. In addition both girl and soccer teams have made district championships for several of years. Hillcrest High School is a great school for clubs, organizations and academics.