About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Texas in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School's students and teachers. more
Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Lake Air Middle School 0.3 miles|
|Dean-Highland Elementary School 1 miles|
|Mountainview Elementary School 1.2 miles|
|Crestview Elementary School 1.2 miles|
|Lake Waco Montessori Magnet School 1.3 miles|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 286
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School had 58% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Texas had 50% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Waco ISD District Spending
In 2011, Hillcrest Professional Devel Elementary School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Waco ISD District
About the TAKS
What is it?
The TAKS is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in Grades 3 through 9 in reading, in Grades 4 and 7 in writing, and in Grades 10 and 11 in English language arts. Math skills are assessed in Grades 3 through 11, and students are assessed in Grades 5, 8, 10, and 11 in science, and in Grades 8, 10, and 11 in social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of two ratings: met standard or commended performance. The goal is for all students to meet the state standard. Students must pass the TAKS tests in grades 3, 5, and 8 in order to be promoted to the next grade, and in grade 11 in order to graduate from high school.