1500 East 7th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Highland Elementary School serves 422 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 422 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#972 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
55%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
41%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
34%
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 Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 422 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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