3042 E Adobe St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Highland Elementary School serves 707 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 707 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#336 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
27%
46%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
60%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?

Highland Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What schools are Highland Elementary School often compared to?

Highland Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Field Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Highland Elementary School?

707 students attend Highland Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

60% of Highland Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 2% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Elementary School?

Highland Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?

Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?

Highland Elementary School is part of Mesa Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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