Highland Elementary School serves 218 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Highland 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 218 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 11%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 45-49% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Highland Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Highland Elementary School's student population of 218 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#723 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?
Highland Elementary School is ranked #723 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Highland Elementary School?
218 students attend Highland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Elementary School?
Highland Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?
Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?
Highland Elementary School is part of Etowah County School District.
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