Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 251 students in grades 3-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Highland Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 251 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-6
Total Students251 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The 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 0.32, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#315 out of 2239 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
11%
28%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
82%
44%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.320.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMidland Park School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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