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Hillside High School
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  • Public, Magnet
  • DURHAM, NC

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Hillside High School is a public, magnet school located in DURHAM, NC. It has 1,456 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1000
195 responses
Average ACT
20
149 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$61,962
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$243,000
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 19 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
  • Football Games
    20%
  • Being able to experience new things.
    19%
  • Step Show
    17%
  • Fish Frys
    12%
  • Drama
    9%
  • Learning more about the events
    7%
  • Dance
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,350 / year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 33 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 33 responses

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