3156 Tabor Rd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Highland Elementary School serves 190 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 190 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
190 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#513 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
1%
32%
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White
87%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.23
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.23

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