Highland School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,632 students in Highland School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Highland School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Highland School District are Cherokee Elementary School, Highland Middle School and Highland High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Highland School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Highland School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Highland School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
1,632 Students
494,601 Students
# Teachers
125 Teachers
35,691 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Highland School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 256 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#70 out of 260 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Highland   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Highland   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.10
0.58
# American Indian Students
6 Students
3,128 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
4 Students
8,059 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
46 Students
64,752 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
13%
# Black Students
19 Students
101,003 Students
% Black Students
1%
20%
# White Students
1,550 Students
300,864 Students
% White Students
95%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,013 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
7 Students
12,770 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
118
36,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
127
36,736
# Students in 2nd Grade:
114
36,547
# Students in 3rd Grade:
142
37,423
# Students in 4th Grade:
122
38,739
# Students in 5th Grade:
120
38,799
# Students in 6th Grade:
123
36,316
# Students in 7th Grade:
112
36,351
# Students in 8th Grade:
132
36,534
# Students in 9th Grade:
144
37,659
# Students in 10th Grade:
140
37,160
# Students in 11th Grade:
121
35,335
# Students in 12th Grade:
116
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
1
286

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,992 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,290. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,193 is less than the state median of $11,153. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$16 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Highland   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$15 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Highland   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,992
$11,290
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Highland   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,193
$11,153
This chart display average spending per public school student in Highland   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Highland School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Hwy 175 Spur
Hardy, AR 72542
(870) 257-3118
Grades: K-4
| 623 students
Rank: #22.
Highland Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 Rebel Cir
Hardy, AR 72542
(870) 856-3284
Grades: 5-8
| 487 students
Rank: #33.
Highland High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1 Rebel Cir
Hardy, AR 72542
(870) 856-3273
Grades: 9-12
| 522 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 1,632 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10

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