Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 1,105 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 1,105 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,105 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.62, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#847 out of 2561 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
47%
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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%
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White
56%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarnett County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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