Highland Avenue Elementary School

  • Highland Avenue Elementary School serves 438 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Avenue Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Highland Avenue Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Highland Avenue Elementary School's student population of 438 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Avenue Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1190 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
12%
8%
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Black
86%
33%
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White
2%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Avenue Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.250.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Highland Avenue Elementary School is Lee High School (0.7 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Childrens Center (0.8 miles away)
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