Hillcrest Elementary School, adjacent to Hillcrest Park is comprised of grades junior kindergarten through third grade with approximately 275 students. The average class size is 19.6 students. Hillcrest School is accessible to the physically handicapped and provides a full array of special services for students who need help. Kindergarten is a full day program at Hillcrest however; parents may choose to register their child for a district kindergarten program at South Dakota State University. A junior kindergarten classroom is also available at Hillcrest Elementary. The library and each classroom are technologically advanced with district-wide telephone and computer/Internet wiring. All grade level classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards. All students take part in physical education, art, ACES (classroom guidance), library, technology, and music classes as a part of the regular curriculum. Special programs include English Learners, volunteer tutor programs, schoolwide Title I services, Junior Achievement, and Character Counts.
Hillcrest Elementary also provides a Mass Customized Learning (MCL) pathway for students in grades Kindergarten - 3rd grade. Approxmitately 80 learners are currently enrolled in the MCL learning pathway this school year at Hillcrest.
There are a number of before and after school programs offered such as a Girls on the Run program for 3rd grade aged students and The Great After School Place (GAP) which offers on site after school day care.
Hillcrest Elementary staff consists of the principal, school counselor, librarian, 27 certified teachers, secretary, and seven special education teacher assistants. A school nurse, school psychologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist are available.
School Contact Information:
Hillcrest Elementary School
304 15th Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006
PHONE: (605) 696-4600
FAX: (605) 696-4642