Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Hillcrest Middle School

Simpsonville, SC


Hillcrest Middle School
510 Garrison Road
Simpsonville, SC  29681
Phone: 864-355-6100
Greenville County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
8

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 963
Type: Regular School    
Hillcrest Middle School

Hillcrest Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#21
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Hillcrest Middle School is ranked #21 of 47 of the best middle schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (55th percentile). Cick the link to see all 47 middle schools.


State Ranking

#74
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Hillcrest Middle School is ranked #74 out of 311 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (76th percentile). Click the link to see all 311 middle schools.


Overall, Hillcrest Middle School is a 8-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Greenville County, SC. Hillcrest Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 963 students and serves grades 6-8. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 1646.1 60th 1644.7
7 1751.1 81st 1744.7
8 1847.8 61st 1846.2

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1646.1 60th 1644.7
7 1751.1 81st 1744.7
8 1847.8 61st 1846.2

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 1649.2 64th 1646.9
7 1747.7 71st 1743.9
8 1841.6 52nd 1842.6

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1649.2 64th 1646.9
7 1747.7 71st 1743.9
8 1841.6 52nd 1842.6


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 629 73rd 619.2
7 632.3 52nd 636.5
8 628.3 58th 628.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 629 73rd 619.2
7 632.3 52nd 636.5
8 628.3 58th 628.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 654.4 75th 643.2
7 637 68th 632.7
8 658.9 84th 638.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 654.4 75th 643.2
7 637 68th 632.7
8 658.9 84th 638.6


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 90.3 79.8
Algebra 1 96 81.9


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 33% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 33% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 4% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 4% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2015-2016 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Hillcrest Middle School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Hillcrest Middle School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Simpsonville Elementary School 7 1.1 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Bethel Elementary School 9 2.0 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Plain Elementary School 9 2.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Greenbrier Elementary School 6 2.6 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Bryson Middle School 7 2.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Hillcrest High School 7 2.8 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 9-12
Bells Crossing Elementary School 10 2.9 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Mauldin High School 9 3.3 miles Mauldin, SC Regular 9-12
Monarch Elementary School 10 3.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Bryson Elementary School 8 3.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Rudolph Gordon Elementary School 9 3.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Mauldin Middle School 8 3.7 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Mauldin Elementary School 5 3.8 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Fountain Inn Elementary School 5 4.9 miles Fountain Inn, SC Regular PK-5
Oakview Elementary School 10 5.2 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Robert E. Cashion Elementary School 4 5.6 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Phinnize Fisher Middle School 9 5.7 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
J L Mann High Academy 10 5.9 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Beck Academy 9 6.9 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
Woodmont High School 7 7.4 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12