Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 519 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 32%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#1353 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
60%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
27%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
22%
68%
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Two or more races
14%
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 MN.
Diversity Score0.780.33
This chart display the diversity score of Highland Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
30%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia Heights Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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