Highlands School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 12,414 students in Highlands School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
Public Schools in Highlands School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Highlands School District are Sun 'n Lake Elementary School, Hill-gustat Middle School and Park Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Highlands School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Highlands School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
24 Schools
4,371 Schools
# Students
12,414 Students
2,831,636 Students
# Teachers
724 Teachers
177,007 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Highlands School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 64% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (FL)
Overall District Rank
#59 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Highlands  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highlands  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Highlands  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
# American Indian Students
41 Students
8,823 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
216 Students
77,795 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
4,252 Students
937,610 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
33%
# Black Students
2,122 Students
625,767 Students
% Black Students
17%
22%
# White Students
5,334 Students
1,077,530 Students
% White Students
43%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
9 Students
4,744 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
440 Students
99,271 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
160
61,188
# Students in K Grade:
943
200,169
# Students in 1st Grade:
961
207,566
# Students in 2nd Grade:
896
207,581
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,038
226,299
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,027
220,485
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,005
215,768
# Students in 6th Grade:
894
219,863
# Students in 7th Grade:
950
210,573
# Students in 8th Grade:
954
210,971
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,194
219,253
# Students in 10th Grade:
918
216,483
# Students in 11th Grade:
762
212,568
# Students in 12th Grade:
712
202,869
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,270 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,011. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,034 is less than the state median of $14,989. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$128 MM
$143 MM
This chart display total revenue of Highlands  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$125 MM
$153 MM
This chart display total spending of Highlands  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,270
$14,011
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Highlands  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,034
$14,989
This chart display average spending per public school student in Highlands  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Highlands School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sun 'n Lake Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4515 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Sebring, FL 33872
(863) 471-5464
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #22.
Hill-gustat Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 Schumacher Rd
Sebring, FL 33872
(863) 471-5437
Grades: 6-8
| 671 students
Rank: #33.
Park Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
327 E Palmetto St
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 452-4373
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #44.
Woodlawn Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
817 Woodlawn Dr
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5444
Grades: PK-12
| 600 students
Rank: #55.
Sebring Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 E Center Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5700
Grades: 6-8
| 773 students
Rank: #66.
Cracker Trail Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8200 Sparta Rd
Sebring, FL 33875
(863) 471-5777
Grades: PK-5
| 688 students
Rank: #77.
Lake Country Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
516 County Road 29
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 699-5050
Grades: PK-5
| 586 students
Rank: #88.
Avon Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
705 Winthrop St
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 452-4355
Grades: PK-5
| 598 students
Rank: #99.
Memorial Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
867 Memorial Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-0200
Grades: PK-5
| 647 students
Rank: #1010.
Sebring High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3514 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,636 students
Rank: #1111.
Lake Placid Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Green Dragon Dr
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 699-5070
Grades: PK-5
| 786 students
Rank: #1212.
Fred Wild Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3550 Youth Care Ln
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1313.
Avon Park High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
700 E Main St
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 452-4311
Grades: 9-12
| 1,055 students
Rank: #1414.
Lake Placid High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
202 Green Dragon Dr
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 699-5010
Grades: 9-12
| 827 students
Rank: #1515.
Highlands Virtual School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5608
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #1616.
Lake Placid Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
201 S Tangerine Ave
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 699-5030
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: #1717.
Avon Park Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
401 S Lake Ave
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 452-4333
Grades: 6-8
| 699 students
The Academy At Youth Care Lane
Alternative School
Math: <50%
(1)
4121 Youth Care Ln
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5567
Grades: 6-12
| 17 students
Highlands County Hospital/homebound Program
Special Education School
Reading: <50%
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5555
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Highlands County Schools Jail Program
Alternative School
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5555
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5555
Grades: 6-12
| 1 students
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5555
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3560 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 314-5281
Grades: K
| 358 students
Non-enrolled Pk Exceptional Ed Program
Special Education School
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 471-5555
Grades: PK
| 6 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 12,414 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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