3935 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Highland Elementary School serves 399 students in grades Prekindergarten-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.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 399 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
399 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 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 0.32, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
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
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
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%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
27%
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?

Highland Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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?

399 students attend Highland Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

82% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?

Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

School Calendar

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Date
Spring Break - No School
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School (if no emergency days)
June 07, 2023 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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