Highland Elementary School
Highland Elementary School serves 1,105 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).
Highland Elementary School's student population of 1,105 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1102 out of 2571 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education
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
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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