About Us


Jenny DeCorso, Hillcrest Elementary principal


Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year.  This year brings with it exciting beginnings.  Unlike any other year, it also brings new challenges.  Ogden School District and Hillcrest Elementary have worked tirelessly to ensure a physically safe space and the best possible learning experience for our students.

Our mission at Hillcrest is as follows:

At Hillcrest, we strive to provide rigorous, high-quality, data-driven instruction that is engaging and meets the needs of every child.  We work together to ensure a safe learning environment that empowers students, teachers, and families to promote academic success and well-rounded citizens.

We are committed to continuing the work described in our mission statement.  We are prepared to follow the state requirements for personal protective equipment, hygiene and sanitation, and physical distancing throughout each school setting.  We are also committed to providing research-based emotional supports for our students in these trying times.

Hillcrest will continue its relentless focus on academic achievement. High-quality instruction will be delivered in all subject areas.  To honor our mission in helping to create well-rounded citizens, Hillcrest provides art, P.E., music, and library classes to all students during the school day.  It is our hope that conditions will allow the continuation of the various after school opportunities that have been available in the past.

In order to provide the best possible outcomes for our students, Hillcrest will implement a weekly early out schedule.  This will allow additional teaching and learning time Monday-Thursday.  Each Friday, teachers will take time to collaborate with one another and across the district to examine student work and design lessons that will reach all students.  

I am privileged to serve as the principal at Hillcrest.  I feel honored to work with highly qualified teachers, amazing students, and supportive families. When we work together as a team, we can help ensure the progress of all students.  As always, thank you for your support of our school and your child’s education.


Jenny DeCorso

Hillcrest History

Hillcrest Elementary building exterior

Hillcrest Elementary School is located in the north east area of Ogden, Utah at 130 North Eccles Ave. Built in 1957, Hillcrest’s first year in operation began in 1958. Staffed with caring, well qualified teachers and administrators, Hillcrest generates a comfortable, educational learning environment. Designed in the shape of a horseshoe with classrooms on each side, it opens up to a beautiful courtyard facing the playground on the east side. The courtyard gives the students and faculty a picturesque view of the mountains. The offices, multipurpose room, and restrooms are located at the top of the horseshoe with a separate lunchroom located below the multipurpose room.

Our dedicated staff is also working to integrate music and art into the lives of every student. In the Mornings we have violin lessons, in the afternoons we offer drum lessons, and 6 week art classes by grade. We also have after school tutoring classes by invitation. All of these extras show our commitment to education on all levels.


Hillcrest Elementary

Hillcrest Mission

Hillcrest Elementary School encourages and assists students, parents, community, district, teachers, and staff to work together as a team for the benefit and success of every child educationally, emotionally, and socially.


At Hillcrest, we strive to provide rigorous, high-quality data-driven instruction that is engaging and meets the needs of every child. We work together to ensure a safe learning environment that empowers students, teachers, and stakeholders to promote academic success and well-rounded citizens.

Hillcrest Hawks Rules

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Hillcrest Goals

Hillcrest Elementary faculty and staff have a vested interest in every student in the school. Plans and Programs provide goals, in language arts, Math and science. Goals are set with every child in mind, helping parents, teachers and staff to encourage, provide necessary interventions, supplemental instruction and positive reinforcement.