Highland Elementary School

6745 Erie Rd
Derby, NY 14047
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Highland Elementary School serves 330 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 330 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
330 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1923 out of 4093 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
7%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
83%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?
Highland Elementary School is ranked #1923 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Highland Elementary School?
330 students attend Highland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Elementary School?
Highland Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?
Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?
Highland Elementary School is part of Evans-Brant Central School District (Lake Shore).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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