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Spotlight School Award

Hillcrest Middle School
530 Daniel Farm Road
Trumbull, CT 06611
Principal: Stafford W. Thomas Jr.


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Hillcrest Middle School has a tremendously dedicated and talented faculty and staff that are committed to providing our students with an outstanding middle school experience.  We are a grades 6-8 school with 775 students set in rural Fairfield County, CT.  Our learning approach is to offer a balanced instructional program in a team setting that emphasizes academic integrity while making an emotional connection with the students as they continue to develop social skills. In order to succeed, students, families and faculty members must work together in order to for us to operate to our expectations. We are committed to supporting the whole child and invite you to join in this effort to ensure innovation, creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, thoughtful change, and good citizenship.  In addition to our Spotlight designation we have also been recognized by the state as leaders in the areas of teaming, school climate and our character education program as well as being named a Connecticut School of Distinction for our performance on state testing.  This year we are focusing on incorporating technology into our classrooms by creating rigorous technology based assessments.

Exemplary Practices

Performance Based assessment, Student Led Conferences with ePortfolios, Instructional Calendars