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 315 students served by 40 staff members and we are located in the Village of Hobart.
- School time: 8:30-3:50
- Grades: 4K-5
- Staff Members: 50
- Student Enrollment: Approximately 360
- Before & After School Program
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.
- Childcare located right next door to Hillcrest Elementary.
- 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
- 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
- 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