Hillsdale Elementary School Profile 2017-2018
“community connections, collaboration, and critical thinking”
We are a community partnership school that is connected to the South Y, Meridian Parks & Recreation, St. Luke’s and works alongside the Meridian Library District. Our mascot is the heron, and our school colors are navy blue, silver and white. “It is our mission to educate the whole child, to influence individual future success, the greater community, and the world.” Our school is named after the Hill family who attended the original Hillsdale Elementary School and donated the land for our school.
Our school serves pre-school students and Gifted/Talented students in 3rd-5th grades.
Khristie Bair, Principal
Kerry Elder, Counselor
39 Certified Staff
20 Classified Staff
6 Languages Spoken
10% Gifted and Talented
12% Special Education
17% Economically Disadvantaged
Basic – Student does not yet demonstrate competency on the grade level achievement target.
Strategic - Student demonstrates inconsistent competency on the grade level achievement target.
Proficient – Student demonstrates consistent competency on the grade level achievement target.
Advanced – Student demonstrates consistent competency on achievement targets above their grade level.
We have an active PTO and Student Council.
We offer Spanish classes and Orchestra before and after school.
All students participate three times a year in Kindness Weeks as part of our Bully Prevention Campaign. Many students also participate in our Wednesday walk/run program during the lunch hour.
School and Staff Recognition:
Caryn Walters was selected as our 2017 Teacher of the Year.
Jilene Arnold was selected as our 2017 Classified Employee of the Year.
Laura Fullmer (2nd grade teacher) recently co-authored an educational book titled, “English Language Arts: The Kindergarten Way”.