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About Hillcrest

Mission Statement

We are a community of responsible, life-long  learners, respectful of each other, the world and ourselves.

Guiding Beliefs

We believe:

  • Learning is a continuous lifelong process and all children can succeed.

  • High expectations produce excellence.

  • Children demonstrate their learning by applying what they have been taught.

  • Physical and mental health contributes to success.

  • It takes the combined effort and involvement of children, parents and all adults in the school environment to ensure learning, positive self-esteem and success for students.

  • Children can learn to have a sense of responsibility toward their community and world.

School Profile

Hillcrest is a Kindergarten through fifth grade Elementary school located in North Bend Oregon.  It serves the majority of K-5 students for the city of North Bend.  Enrollment at Hillcrest is approximately 430 students.  All grades levels have three classrooms, with the exception of third grade which has four.  In addition to this we have a Resource Room classroom, Life Skills classroom, a Music room, a Library, and a combination gym/cafeteria. 

The Hillcrest staff consists of 31 licensed staff members, 1 administrator, 27 instructional assistants, (full and part-time), 2 secretaries, 2.5 custodians and a food service staff.  Hillcrest Elementary School is dedicated to actively cultivating a culture of equity and excellence by creating and sustaining curriculum and instructional practices that lead to high-quality learning for each and every student. We will build the capacity of our educators to meet challenges and opportunities of teaching and learning in a dynamic and evolving environment. We engage in professional learning communities to increase collective teacher efficacy.  We will strive to provide curriculum and instruction that inspires and engages students and fosters a cycle of continuous instructional improvement through the use of data, collaboration and instructional support.

Houghton Mifflin and Hartcourt Brace are currently the adopted reading and math curriculum.   Additional programs are used to supplement core instruction in reading and include Accelerated Reader (first grade through fourth grade) and the Waterford Early Literacy program (Kindergarten through second grade).  The Title 1 program at Hillcrest provides additional support in a small group setting to students needing extra support in reading. 

The PTA at Hillcrest is very active and provides a tremendous amount of support for our school.  The PTA generates funds that are used for academic support as well as school improvements. They also sponsor many school wide events.  There are a large number of volunteers at Hillcrest who help in the classrooms.

To determine which North Bend School District Elementary School your child will attend please view the map below. Students who live in the yellow highlighted area will attend North Bay while students who live in the blue highlighted area will attend Hillcrest Elementary.