Highcliff Elementary School

  • Highcliff Elementary School serves 588 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Highcliff Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Highcliff Elementary School's student population of 588 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students588 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Highcliff Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highcliff Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highcliff Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#584 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highcliff Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highcliff Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
5%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highcliff Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
89%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highcliff Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highcliff Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.200.53
This chart display the diversity score of Highcliff Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highcliff Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Hills SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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