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Mr. David Ferguson

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Mr. David Ferguson

Welcome to Hillcrest High School!  Home of the Trojans!

My name is David Ferguson.  It is an honor to serve as the principal of this great school!  I have worked in the Alvord Unified School district since July of 2003.  I have taught and been an administrator at several elementary and secondary schools in our district.  This is my 9th year as a principal, having served at Wells Middle School, Villegas Middle School and now Hillcrest High School.  I love the Alvord community and am honored to be a part of the Alvord Unified School District team.  My experiences in education so far have strengthened me not only as an educator, but as an individual and as a father.  My wife and I are the proud parents of three children, who all attend Alvord schools.  We are deeply invested in the success of all students at Hillcrest and throughout the district.  I am proud of this school and am honored to have been selected as your principal. 

Hillcrest High School is proud of the academic, athletic and social accomplishments they have achieved in the short time since the school’s opening in 2012.  Hillcrest is a comprehensive STEM-focused high school that fosters excellence in all areas.  Our student-centered school culture is based on the Alvord Unified School District promise that “All students will realize their unlimited potential.”  We are committed to our Trojan PRIDE values of PERSEVERENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, INNOVATION, DIVERSITY and EXCELLENCE, and we strive to ensure every student succeeds in our supportive and collaborative learning environment.  We offer an extensive catalogue of academic courses to prepare our students for college and career readiness, including Advanced Placement courses in English, history, science, social science, foreign language, math and computer science.  We also pride ourselves in our CTE programs, math programs with a robotics focus, engineering courses, and student leadership via ASB and Renaissance.  Our championship athletic programs, VAPA Department and a wide variety of clubs and activities offer a connection to school for all students.

Please know that our administrative team is always here to assist you and your family.  Our doors are always open, and we welcome conversations with our students, their families and our neighbors and community members.  I am confident that our partnership will lead to providing the best experience for everyone we support.  We look forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year and working together with our families to provide an outstanding high school experience for each and every student.  Welcome to the Hillcrest family!  GO TROJANS!