Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 1,009 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 1,009 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,009 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1309 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
46%
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 North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
17%
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Black
20%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
56%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
4%
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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 NC.
Diversity Score0.620.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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 North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarnett County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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i was told that sports/karate was offered after school at the school before we moved to nc was told later after child was in school no such activities at the school/ was disappointed with school information
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I have had children at Highland Elementary since it first opened and have not been happy with the progress...it seems to be going down hill every year. The staff is rude....the teachers do not care about the children like they claim. Their solution to a child not learning is blaming it on the child not willing to learn and reataining them year after year. The class size is too big of almost 30 students to pay adequate attention to any child falling behind. They do not offer any kind of Tutoring for younger children below 3rd grade....and do not teach at grade level. They have failed to make the No School Left Behind Grade for two years in a row and you can bet that now I have to chance to move my children to a different school.... I am moving them ASAP and giving another school the chance to teach my children what Highland Elementary could not.
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