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About Hillcrest

Hillcrest Middle School offers advanced mathematics courses, a two-year laboratory science program, regular Spanish instruction for all students, and a strong music and performing arts program. Our graduates typically advance to Analy High School, one of Sonoma County's best.

  • We welcome all students!!  Hillcrest is a charter school, so no interdistrict transfer agreements required!
  • A California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon Winner
  • One of the strongest music programs in Sonoma County, with a 6th - 7th grade band, 8th grade band, a jazz band -- and a strings ensemble!
  • Two-year laboratory science program
  • Advanced mathematics, language arts and history/social studies courses
  • Active sports programs
  • Computer lab and media center
  • Regular Spanish instruction for all students
  • Student leadership, dances, and grade-level leadership camps
  • Special poetry workshops for 8th graders

Hillcrest Middle School has the highest test scores in Sonoma County and rates 10 out of 10 in California's rankings.

Hillcrest is home to the acclaimed ENRICH! Creative Arts Program for grades 6-8. Read more about ENRICH! here.

Bell Schedule for Hillcrest Middle School
Regular Day               8:45 AM – 3:05 PM  
Early Release Days   8:45 AM  – 1:15 PM


Bell Schedule for Hillcrest ENRICH! Magnet Program

Regular Day                 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Early Release Days      8:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Early Release Days: 8/24, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 12/14, 1/25, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/26, 5/10, 5/30

Minimum Days: 5/31, 6/1 


Regular Day Bell Schedule: Click Here

Early Release Bell Schedule

Minimum Day Bell Schedule


Printable GUSD 2017-18 Calendar: Click Here

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Hillcrest Earns Exemplary Arts Award and California Distinguished School Award and the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Award!

In addition to Hillcrest Middle School's achievement in earning the 2013 California Distinguished School Award (its fourth since 2000, the most of any Sonoma County school), Hillcrest also was honored with a state Exemplary Arts Award! Hillcrest is the only Sonoma County school, and one of only 13 schools in the entire state, to receive this prestigious honor in 2013. According to Tom Torlakson, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, this award "recognizes schools that, in addition to high academic achievement indicated by their Distinguished School qualifications, have committed time and resources to broad-based arts education programs that strengthen students’ creativity and encourage their personal interests." In 2015, Hillcrest won the California Gold Ribbon Award, which show how, in Tom Torlakoson's words, we are a school that is "academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching," and "provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate."


Congratulations to Hillcrest's wonderful staff and teachers, and to our priceless parent foundations, MPF and GSF, for your outstanding efforts on behalf of our students!