Hillcrest High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Hillcrest High School
Hillcrest High School is a public secondary school located in the heart of the city. It is a large, modern school with a diverse student population. The school offers a wide range of academic, sports, and extracurricular activities for its students.
Hillcrest High School has a strong academic program and is known for its excellent faculty. The school offers a wide variety of courses, including honors and Advanced Placement classes. The school also offers a variety of clubs and organizations, including student government and a debate team.
The school also has a strong sports program. Hillcrest High School’s football team has won numerous state championships over the years. The school also offers a variety of other sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and track and field.
Hillcrest High School is a great place to get an education and to find a place to belong. The school has a strong sense of community, and the students are passionate about their studies and activities. Hillcrest High School is a great place to learn and grow.
300 Patriot Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
9 – 12
Overview Hillcrest High School
Hillcrest High School serves 1,314 students in grades 9-12.
Hillcrest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Hillcrest High School
Hillcrest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Hillcrest High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.