Hillcrest High School in Ammon, ID - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,437
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    167 3.5
  • Ranking

Hillcrest High School is a public school in Ammon, Idaho. It has 1,437 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 167 reviews written and they have been mixed.

2800 Owen St
Ammon, ID 83406
(208) 525-4429

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 167 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: I believe this school to be completely safe. They have locks on all of the outside doors during class. You can leave, but you have to have a faculty key in order to enter. If there is a possible threat in the area and students have to leave the building to get to their next class, the officer will walk them there armed in order to keep them safe. There was not a specific school nurse appointed while I attended but they had CNA training. Students who wanted to major in college for medical degrees would take this class and at all times have a radio in case of an emergency. They were always on duty if someone got sick or hurt. It was amazing.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Drama club at this school is the best! By participating in plays and musicals, it really enhances a student's learning abilities and helps them to engage socially. Spanish club is another great option because it gives students the chance and opportunity to learn and understand a different language and culture. Opening up different paths that students can take is a great way for them to be smart about life.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience here was always great especially at events such as the plays and musicals. Watching something amazing that the drama people have worked on was always such a pleasure and I had the opportunity to participate as well in one of the musicals.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers really are outstanding at this high school. My experience there was phenomenal. They always had time before, after, or during class that they would reach to your level and understand how to help you learn the material. They never seemed annoyed with questions that were asked over and over again because they knew that's what they were there for. They put so many hours into helping their students than what they were obviously getting paid for. It really is the best high school out there and you could not ask for a greater staff.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Our nursing class does a good job with helping the students. The school resource officer is good at keeping kids in line.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Idaho Falls Senior High School 3 mi. 1,269
2.00 Bonneville High School 4 mi. 1,326
2.33 Skyline Senior High School 5 mi. 1,229
2.66 Rigby High School 14 mi. 905
3.33 Madison Senior High School 27 mi. 1,066

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Hillcrest High School United States Bonneville High School Idaho Falls Senior High School Madison Senior High School Rigby High School Skyline Senior High School
White 87.0% 51.0% 81.0% 74.0% 93.0% 85.0% 70.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 15.0% 19.0% 3.0% 12.0% 24.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 29.0%
Grade 10 27.2%
Grade 11 22.4%
Grade 12 21.4%

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 25 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 26% We have an incredible choir teacher.
  • 19% Good science department/teachers
  • 17% The school spirit is awesome!!!
  • 17% Wonderful English department.
  • 17% We have a good schedule and fun classes
  • 5% Drama Department

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 38% Everyone is so sheltered and stuck in their groups
  • 17% Students have NO school spirit
  • 14% A lot of the teachers just don't seem to care.
  • 14% Dress code is VERY strictly enforeced
  • 14% A lot of teachers are lazy
  • 3% Very crowded.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 41% We have INCREDIBLE school spirit!!
  • 36% Almost entirely caucasian with one religion
  • 14% We have a high academic rigor.
  • 9% The drama department

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 26% Knights
  • 26% Great opportunities
  • 22% Preppy
  • 17% Great atmosphere, decent learning.
  • 9% 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 20 responses

  • 45% If you respect teachers, they will like you.
  • 30% If you are a different religion then good luck!
  • 20% Take it seriously but have fun!
  • 5% Be Outgoing!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 42% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 37% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.