About Us

Hillside Elementary School serves students in PreK through fifth grades and is part of South Washington County Schools. At Hillside Elementary School, teachers and staff members work to create students who are lifelong learners.

Hillside Elementary School has a comprehensive curriculum which is supported by a positive behavior system called HAWKS. The HAWKS system centers around being helpful, having a positive attitude, working hard, being kind and safe with our actions.

Students at Hillside Elementary School have many opportunities to take part in fine arts through participation in art, band, choir and orchestra. There are also a variety of clubs and activities that meet before and after school for students to join.

Teachers at Hillside Elementary School personalize learning for students by building relationships. Each student meets with their teacher before the start of the school year and teachers continue to work one-on-one with students during the year.

Hillside Elementary School welcomes community involvement and hosts several community events during the year. The school also has an active and welcoming Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

About South Washington County Schools

South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. District 833 is committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

We have 16 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, three comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school. There are also a variety of early learning and adult education and enrichment programs offered through Community Education.