Highland Elementary School

99 Highland Ave
Ephrata, PA 17522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 450 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Highland Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 50% in PA
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 450 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,733 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (PA)
#1346 out of 2733 schools
(Top 50%)
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45-49%
36%
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50-54%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
14%
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Black
1%
14%
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White
78%
63%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
1%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?
Highland Elementary School is ranked #1346 out of 2,733 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% PA state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).
How many students attend Highland Elementary School?
450 students attend Highland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% 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 14:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 13:1.
What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?
Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?
Highland Elementary School is part of Ephrata Area SD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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