Highland Elementary School

1500 East 7th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Highland Elementary School serves 438 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than 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%.

School Overview

  • Highland Elementary School's student population of 438 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1033 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
58%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
41%
53%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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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 CO.
Diversity Score0.500.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarfield No. Re-2 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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