Founded in 1973, Hillcrest Middle School provides learning experiences for students in grades seven and eight. It specializes in the fulfillment of academic and social needs of students. The school offers classes in math, science, social studies, English, language arts, and health and physical education. It also supports several activities, such as choir, band and art. Hillcrest Middle School conducts language classes in Spanish. It operates a library that provides a collection of books and research reports. The school also offers membership options for various clubs and organizations, including the National Junior Honor Society. It is located in El Paso, Texas. Hillcrest Middle School is governed by the Ysleta Independent School District, which operates through academics, finance and human resources departments. The Ysleta Independent School District manages the Ysleta Education Foundation, which was created in 1992 and provides financial assistance to students.