Top Elementary School of the Week: Hillmount Public School
What makes Hillmount special?
In terms of Academics, Hillmount has annually achieved as a top EQAO performer. They have consistently been at over 90% of its students achieving Provincial Standard. This academic success can be correlated to its class sizes, with Hillmount having over 70% of its class sizes under 20 students.
GRADE 3 EQAO SCORES
Grade 3 Reading Percent 91.00 %
Grade 3 Writing Percent 100.00 %
Grade 3 Math Percent 100.00 %
GRADE 6 EQAO SCORES
Grade 6 Reading Percent 98.00 %
Grade 6 Writing Percent 96.00 %
Grade 6 Math Percent 96.00 %
Hillmount is located in the neighbourhood referred to as Hillcrest Village, just off Don Mills and McNicoll. This neighbourhood is touted to have one of the most diverse populations in Toronto, with 79.6% of students at Hillmount not speaking English as their first language. The age distribution is mostly 40+ at just under 70%, and 37% of residents being families with children.
The Hillcrest Neighbourhood not only has one of the top schools, but it also averages less crime across the board than the City of Toronto average. Crime taken into consideration includes Violent crime, Property crime, Traffic crime, and Other crimes.
The RFS Method
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