Highland Elementary School

  • Highland Elementary School serves 323 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 323 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#1735 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
61%
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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
6%
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Black
98%
16%
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White
2%
72%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 MO.
Diversity Score0.040.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRiverview Gardens School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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