About Our School

About Our School

Hillcrest Elementary School is one of five elementary schools in the Pulaski Community School District that serves students in K through fifth grade. Our current school enrollment is 246 students served by 40 staff members and we are located in the Village of Hobart.


Quick Facts

Hillcrest Fact Sheet


School History

Hillcrest was constructed in 1973 due to increased student population in the southeastern area of the District. For years, the school had K-3 configuration, and worked with Lannoye which support grades 4-8.

During the 1990s, the District saw an increase in students. In 1998, the District passed a referendum to build a new high school allowing the development of the Pulaski Community Middle School. Because of this, all of the elementary schools, including Hillcrest, became a K-5 school.


School Highlights

  • Childcare located right next door to Hillcrest Elementary.  Visit the Shining Stars Childcare & Education Center website
  • Before & After School program
  • Strong academic focus on literacy, math, science, health, and social studies
  • Lunch groups to learn about cultural diversity
  • On-site Native American tutor
  • Enrichment classes during the school year and summer through Pulaski Area Community Education (PACE)
  • Outdoor nature center and prairie area
  • Volunteers support classrooms as writing coaches, reading with students, speakers, classroom projects, chaperones and much more
  • Community sponsored athletic groups: soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball, dance, and wrestling
  • Kindergarten Transition Program before the start of the school year
  • Pyramid of Interventions to support struggling students
  • Daily fresh fruit and salad bar

School Curriculum

  • Early World Languages grades K-5
  • Strong academic focus on reading, writing, math, and social studies
  • Common Core Standards
  • Stepping Stones Math, Einstein Science Kits, Step Up to Writing, and Six Trait +1
  • Specialists in music, art, physical education, guidance, learning support, and library
  • Differentiated instruction: flexible groups, guided reading groups, and learning centers
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in math and reading twice a year to focus on student growth

School Technology

  • SMART boards in every grade level classroom
  • iPads and iPod Touches as student learning tools
  • Online parent communication via Skyward Student
  • Classrooms with computer packs as well as computers on wheels