Highland Elementary School

190 N Melrose Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Highland Elementary School serves 637 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 637 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.37, 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 (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3091 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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American Indian
4%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
79%
26%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
7%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.370.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District U-46 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highland Elementary School is Larkin High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kimball Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harriet Gifford Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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