319 N High School St
Columbus, KS 66725
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Highland Elementary School serves 150 students in grades 2-3.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 150 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-3
Total Students
150 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#190 out of 1267 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
20%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
88%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 2-3
  • Students: 150 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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