Our Story

  • The Hillcrest community is proud to celebrate our 155 years of serving families in our area.  Serving families in the city of Waukesha, Town of Waukesha, Town of Brookfield and New Berlin communities we are always excited to fold new students into our family. 

    Surrounded by a rapidly growing residential and commercial community, Hillcrest Elementary School, 2200 Davidson Road, is located south of Bluemound Road, north of Arcadian Avenue, east of Hwy 59 and west of Barker Road in the town of Brookfield.  We are a gem tucked away in the eastern end of Waukesha.

    With beginnings as a one room farming community school house, Hillcrest eventually became part of the Pewaukee Joint School District.  The first Hillcrest School was built in 1866.  In 1883, another building replaced it.  The second building, which is still standing on the corner of Davidson Road and Main Street, was in use until 1953.  In 1953, the present school was built and Hillcrest became part of the Waukesha School District in 1962.  Additions were completed in 1956, 1958, 1962 and 1988. Since the summer of 2018, Hillcrest has undergone a series of updates involving painting, equipment, outdoor spaces and furniture replacement. This culminated in the spring and summer 2021, with our office space and library remodeling. This created an open, welcome entry to our school and a treehouse themed library. Be sure to watch for Open House events to tour the new facilities - All Are Welcome Here!

    Hillcrest is proud of our history. We have been serving our community since before the city of Waukesha was founded!  Steadfast in our commitment to learning and growing as a community, we will continue that mission long into the future, equipping our learners for the challenges and joys the future brings.

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