Highland Elementary School

3935 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Highland Elementary School serves 393 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
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 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
393 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.32, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
44%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
53%
38%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
82%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
43%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
27%
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).
How many students attend Highland Elementary School?
393 students attend Highland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Elementary School?
Highland Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?
Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?
Highland Elementary School is part of Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School (if no emergency days are used)
May 29, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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