|Overview and Demographics
Hillcrest Middle School is a suburban public middle school. The school was
opened in 1964 as a Junior High School, and has been accredited since 1965. The facility
was built to accommodate fewer than 800 students. Rapid overcrowding led to the building
of another wing within 3 years.
In 1970-71, Hillcrest became a Middle School. Peak enrollment of around 1400 occurred
during the 1995-96 school year. Due to major renovations, during the 1999-2000 school year
the student population was downsized to 556 with a commensurate decrease in faculty .
Only four principals have served this school throughout the years.
In the spring of 1999, an $8.5 million renovation program began at Hillcrest Middle. This
program added 49,352 square feet of space to our school, giving Hillcrest Middle School a
total of 140,432 square feet. 25 new classrooms were added, along with 1600 square feet of
new office space, a new media center, and new Fine Arts classrooms.
Hillcrest Middle School utilizes many forms of communication to
keep the school community up-to-date.
- PTA Newsletters
- Team Newsletters
- HMS Online
- Hillcrest Middle School
- Specialized meetings for parents of special education
- The School-To-Work Program (Career Cards)
- Administrative contact with parents
- Open House twice every year