Highland High School

1800 Bench Rd,

Pocatello, ID, 83201-2019

Tel: (208)237-1300
Grades: 9-12

1,294 students

Highland High School serves 1,294 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the ID average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the state average of 22%.
Highland High School operates within the Pocatello School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the ID state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1294 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,294 students
Highland High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Highland High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Highland High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ID) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Highland High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
6%
1%
Highland High School American Indian (2001-2012)
Asian
2%
1%
Highland High School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
7%
16%
Highland High School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
2%
1%
Highland High School Black (2002-2012)
White
81%
78%
Highland High School White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Highland High School Sch Ethnicity Highland High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.34 0.37
Highland High School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
39%
Highland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
10%
Highland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,873 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Pocatello School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
3
Number of Students Managed 12,873 526
Pocatello  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 92% 82%
Pocatello  School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $90 MM $6 MM
Pocatello  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $86 MM $6 MM
Pocatello  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,265 $10,010
Pocatello  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $6,920 $9,580
Pocatello  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pocatello Teen Parenting Prog. High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Family Treatment Prom-unit Fun (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edahow Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pocatello Pocatello Teen Parenting Prog. High School
    Alternative School
    109 Von Elm Ln
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)237-7660
    Alternative School
    0.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Pocatello Edahow Elementary School
    2020 Pocatello Creek Rd
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)233-1844
    0.7  mi  |  345  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Pocatello Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Gate City Elementary School
    2288 Hiskey St
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)237-2503
    0.7  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Pocatello Syringa Elementary School
    388 East Griffith Rd
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)237-4040
    1.2  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Pocatello Tendoy Elementary School
    957 East Alameda Rd
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)233-2921
    1.4  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.