Highland Elementary School

3935 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Highland Elementary School serves 386 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Highland Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 386 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.39, 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
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#753 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
27%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 386 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.39 (Top 50%)

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