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Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Hills Elementary School, home of the Lightning Bolts and where the staff is “ALL IN for ALL Students”.  

Vision - Hills Elementary inspires students to find their unique power and to believe in the value they hold in this world.

Mission - Our team is dedicated to increasing the life opportunities for every student by committing to having high expectations, developing meaningful relationships, & providing a culturally responsive environment to ensure student success now and in the future. 

The individual needs and strengths of all learners are accepted, fostered, and challenged in a safe and nurturing environment that fosters the confidence to navigate all that life has to offer. We are grateful and excited to be a part in your child’s journey!

We are Hills! 

Reagan Boeset, Principal

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About Hills Elementary

In 1962 the Liberty Township Board drew up plans for a new school. A bond issue was passed for constructing and equipping the building. In July of 1964 the building site of about 6 acres was purchased. Sidewalks were donated that lead from the ballpark to the school grounds.  Hills School opened in the fall of 1965 with five teachers serving grades 1-8. On July 1, 1966, the school became part of the Iowa City School District. 

Hills Elementary School is located six miles south of Iowa City and east of U.S. Highway 218 in the town of Hills. The school serves Hills and all or parts of the following townships: Liberty, Sharon, Union, East Lucas and West Lucas. The school has an enrollment of approximately 155 from Preschool to 6th grade. Hills students attend Northwest Junior High and West High School. 

The physical facilities, which are designed to accommodate 200 students, include a 1970 addition of eight classrooms and a large media center. The addition is carpeted and air conditioned. The original building houses four classrooms, an art room, a resource room, a gymnasium, and an office. These rooms were remodeled in 2006.. Smart Boards are available in each classroom.  A black-topped area behind the school and an additional five acres provide an extensive playground area.


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