Award Year: 2015

Hilltop Elementary School

24524 Hilltop Drive
Beachwood, OH, 44122-1344

(216) 831-7144

Mrs. Rebecca Holthaus, Principal at time of Nomination

Beachwood City School District

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The Beachwood City School district mission is "To develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience." At Hilltop Elementary School we encourage students to "Be Your Best BISON."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 18%
  • White: 53%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 23%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Hilltop School celebrates literacy and the birthday of  Dr. Seuss!

Hilltop School celebrates literacy and the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

The Beachwood City School District's mission statement is to develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience. Hilltop Elementary embodies that mission through comprehensive programming that focuses on educating the whole child. From the moment you walk in the door, visitors feel the unique global experience of our school. The Hilltop community is a made up of a diverse group of learners and the staff works diligently to personalize the learning experience for each student. Students thrive in the comprehensive academic program that allows them to travel to different content teacher specialists for the academic core classes as well as the unified arts classes. In addition, students benefit from an academic enrichment/intervention period where teachers focus on meeting their individual needs. A culture of high academic and social expectations for all students permeates the building. Through the positive behavior support plan, students are encouraged on a daily basis to “Be Your Best BISON.” The twenty-first century skills of problem solving, communication, and collaboration are visible with the daily integration of technology through a one-to-one program in each classroom. Hilltop school also provides students with extensive after school extracurricular programs for academics, arts, and athletics. Strong parental involvement at Hilltop is fostered and encouraged in collaboration with the active Parent Teacher Organization. The strength of Hilltop is due to the overall strength of the school community with dedicated staff, supportive parents, and hard working students.