Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 515 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 515 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 0.06, 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#1014 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
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26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
97%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 IL.
Diversity Score0.060.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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