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Overview

School District NameHighlands School District
School District Websitehttp://www.highlands.k12.fl.us/
School District Phone Number(863) 471-5000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (FL)
# of Schools24 Schools4,367 Schools
# of Students12,414 Students2,833,287 Students
# of Teachers724 Teachers177,130 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1

District Comparison

  • 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 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 62% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#51 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
58%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
55%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
77%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Highlands  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.670.70
# of American Indian Students41 Students8,827 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students216 Students77,812 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# of Hispanic Students4,252 Students938,227 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
33%
# of Black Students2,122 Students626,523 Students
% Black Students
17%
22%
# of White Students5,334 Students1,077,863 Students
% White Students
43%
38%
# of Hawaiian Students9 Students4,744 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students440 Students99,329 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:16061,247
# of Students in Kindergarten:943200,250
# of Students in 1st Grade:961207,664
# of Students in 2nd Grade:896207,685
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,038226,422
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,027220,563
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,005215,850
# of Students in 6th Grade:894219,996
# of Students in 7th Grade:950210,715
# of Students in 8th Grade:954211,139
# of Students in 9th Grade:1,194219,419
# of Students in 10th Grade:918216,655
# of Students in 11th Grade:762212,702
# of Students in 12th Grade:712202,980
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,738 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,348. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,457 is less than the state median of $12,938. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (FL)
Total Revenue$121 MM$136 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$117 MM$132 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,738$13,348
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,457$12,938
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 2016-17 school year data.

Highlands School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Avon Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 60%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    705 Winthrop St
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 452-4355

    Grades: PK-5 | 598 students
  • Sun 'n Lake Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    4515 Ponce De Leon Blvd
    Sebring, FL 33872
    (863) 471-5464

    Grades: PK-5 | 715 students
  • Cracker Trail Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 52%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    8200 Sparta Rd
    Sebring, FL 33875
    (863) 471-5777

    Grades: PK-5 | 688 students
  • Sebring Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 52%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    500 E Center Ave
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5700

    Grades: 6-8 | 773 students
  • Hill-gustat Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    4700 Schumacher Rd
    Sebring, FL 33872
    (863) 471-5437

    Grades: 6-8 | 671 students
  • Woodlawn Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 49%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    817 Woodlawn Dr
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5444

    Grades: PK-12 | 600 students
  • Highlands Virtual School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    426 School St
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5608

    Grades: 6-12 | 67 students
  • Lake Country Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 40%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    516 County Road 29
    Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (863) 699-5050

    Grades: PK-5 | 586 students
  • Memorial Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 41%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    867 Memorial Dr
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 784-0200

    Grades: PK-5 | 647 students
  • Sebring High School Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    3514 Kenilworth Blvd
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,636 student
  • Lake Placid Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 43%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    101 Green Dragon Dr
    Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (863) 699-5070

    Grades: PK-5 | 786 students
  • Lake Placid Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 43%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    201 S Tangerine Ave
    Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (863) 699-5030

    Grades: 6-8 | 619 students
  • Park Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 42%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    327 E Palmetto St
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 452-4373

    Grades: PK-5 | 517 students
  • Lake Placid High School Math: 48% | Reading: 40%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    202 Green Dragon Dr
    Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (863) 699-5010

    Grades: 9-12 | 827 students
  • Fred Wild Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 35%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    3550 Youth Care Ln
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
  • Avon Park High School Math: 44% | Reading: 37%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    700 E Main St
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 452-4311

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,055 student
  • Avon Park Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    401 S Lake Ave
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 452-4333

    Grades: 6-8 | 699 students
  • The Academy At Youth Care Lane Alternative School
    4121 Youth Care Ln
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5567

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • Highlands County Hospital/homebound Program Special Education School
    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
  • Highlands Virtual Franchise
    426 School St
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5555

    Grades: 6-12 | 1 student
  • Highlands Virtual Instruction Program
    426 School St
    Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-5555

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
  • The Kindergarten Learning Center
    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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