Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 583 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

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School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 583 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students583 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.45, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#717 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
73%
17%
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Black
12%
34%
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White
6%
37%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 MD.
Diversity Score0.450.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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