Hillcrest High School

211 reviews
  1. Bonneville Joint School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
2800 Owen St
Ammon, ID 83406
Telephone
(208) 525-4429
Website
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Hillcrest High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1110
41 responses
Average ACT
26
57 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
67%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    31%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    56%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
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
  • Civil War football game
    26%
  • Dances
    19%
  • Spirit week.
    16%
  • Mr. Hillcrest
    14%
  • Basketball Games
    12%
  • Brawly Ball
    6%
  • Graduation
    3%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,437
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,445
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$6,134/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

Reviews

211 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    81
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    9
Most teachers do the minimum they need to do, but are friendly and interested in the students. Other teachers don't understand what they are teaching, and therefore cant teach it to the students. Then there are the teachers who go above and beyond to not only make sure their students understand what is being taught, but to also let the students know that whatever they are going through they are their to help! My school had a variety of each of these teachers.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
The school's crowded and lacks diversity. The teachers for the most part don't really put in more effort than they have to, and the student government is always the same kinds of people- the wealthy, entitled, "popular" folk who feel like they waste time around those without their "status". The cafeteria serves the same kind of food year-round, with a plastic cup filled with sugary, syrupy strawberries being a staple. The administration recently refused to hire a fully qualified female Drama teacher who had put in her heart and soul into directing a whole musical for the students of Hillcrest ("Fiddler on the Roof" ) while permanently subbing at the school in place of our former Drama teacher who had been caught doing illegal activities. Why? Why didn't they hire this fully qualified, degree-displaying, relatable woman who had already formed bonds with the students? Because the guy the administration "chose" was close friends with the principal. Favoritism at its worst.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
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
  • 11 months ago