1706 W Highland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Highland Community School serves 426 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Highland Community School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Highland Community School's student population of 426 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 1200% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Community School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1462 out of 2025 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
12%
13%
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Black
37%
9%
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White
39%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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