Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 263 students in grades 3-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 66% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 263 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-6
Total Students263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#465 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio8:112:1
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Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
13%
27%
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Black
n/a
16%
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White
80%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.340.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMidland Park School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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