Hillcrest High School in Ammon, ID - Niche

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Hillcrest High School is a public school in Ammon, Idaho. It has 1,367 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 149 reviews written and they have been mixed.

2800 Owens Street
Ammon, ID 83406
(208) 525-4429

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3.4 from 149 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's a good school but there's not a lot of options for you unless you really like sports. Music and theater programs are pretty good.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school has a very good English program, but other programs ,such as History, are less rewarding. Some of the teacher seem to not care at all, but most of the teachers care about the student's education, and will stay after school on their own time to help a student if needed. Some sports are favored over others, so the facilities are nicer. Most students stay within their "group". Dress code is VERY strict, and the administration stopping classes to check dress code is more distracting than the student breaking the dress code.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I've loved my high school experience. I've had the most fantastic teachers who care about my education as well as my personal growth and development. I've had many opportunities to participate in sports, orchestra, and student leadership. But most of all I've met the most amazing people. Each student is incredible and has contributed positively to my high school experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: We have very nice principals. They just get a little over zealous when it comes to dress code violations. Their interuptions in classes are often far more distracting than the person breaking the dress code's attire.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Some sports are favored over others, so those facilities are a little bit nicer than the others

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Idaho Falls Senior High School 3 mi. 1,339
2.00 Bonneville High School 4 mi. 1,321
2.00 Skyline Senior High School 5 mi. 1,292
2.00 Rigby Senior High School 14 mi. 915
3.33 Madison Senior High School 27 mi. 1,037

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Hillcrest High School United States Bonneville High School Idaho Falls Senior High School Madison Senior High School Rigby Senior High School Skyline Senior High School
White 88.0% 51.0% 82.0% 75.0% 94.0% 85.0% 68.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 14.0% 18.0% 2.0% 12.0% 26.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 22.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 18% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 39% We have an incredible choir teacher.
  • 17% Wonderful English department.
  • 17% Good science department/teachers
  • 13% The school spirit is awesome!!!
  • 13% We have a good schedule and fun classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 38% Everyone is so sheltered and stuck in their groups
  • 19% A lot of the teachers just don't seem to care.
  • 19% A lot of teachers are lazy
  • 19% Students have NO school spirit
  • 5% Dress code is VERY strictly enforeced

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Almost entirely caucasian with one religion
  • 40% We have INCREDIBLE school spirit!!
  • 13% We have a high academic rigor.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Great atmosphere, decent learning.
  • 25% Preppy
  • 19% Knights
  • 19% Great opportunities
  • 12% If you want to focus bring headphones

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% If you respect teachers, they will like you.
  • 38% If you are a different religion then good luck!
  • 12% Take it seriously but have fun!
  • 6% Be Outgoing!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 42% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.