Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 587 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 587 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students587 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1199 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
77%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
75%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
30%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
28%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
30%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 IA.
Diversity Score0.740.25
This chart display the diversity score of Highland Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
34%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterloo Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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