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Hillside Public Schools

Hillside Public Schools

The Hillside Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Hillside, in Union County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 3,100 students and 259.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.94:1.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.


Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

Elementary schools
  • A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center (grades PreK-1; 642 students)
    • April Lowe, Principal
  • Calvin Coolidge Elementary School (grade 2; 199)
    • James Harden, Principal
  • Hurden Looker School (grades 3-4; 494)
    • Tracey Wolff, Principal
  • George Washington School (grade 5; 245)
    • Sharon Festante, Principal
Middle school
  • Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School (grades 6-8; 659) Joyce Caine, Principal
High school
  • Hillside High School (grades 9-12; 861)
    • Christine Sidwa, Principal


Hillside High School on Liberty Avenue was originally constructed in 1947, replacing the Coe Avenue (A.P. Morris) School which became a grammar school. Additions were later added to accommodate the baby-boomers of the 1950s and 1960s. In the mid-1960s the high school held some 1,500 students.


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Dr. Frank J. Deo, Superintendent
  • Kenneth R. Weinheimer, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


External links

  • Hillside Public Schools
  • Hillside Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • School Data for the Hillside Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics

Hillside Public Schools

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