Highland Elementary School

4201 Emerald St
Las Cruces, NM 88012
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Highland Elementary School serves 826 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Highland Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 22%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 826 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students826 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 717 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#121 out of 717 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
22%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
37%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
74%
60%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
22%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.410.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLas Cruces School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highland Elementary School is Onate High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Camino Real Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sonoma Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Las Cruces Sonoma Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 764 students
    0.5 miles
    4201 Northrise Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88011
    (505) 527-5800
    0.5 PK-5 764
  • Las Cruces Camino Real Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 897 students
    1.2 miles
    2961 Rdrunner Pky
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1.2 6-8 897
  • Las Cruces Onate High School Math: 11% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,511 student
    1.8 miles
    5700 Mesa Grande Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1.8 9-12 1,511
  • Las Cruces Monte Vista Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 570 students
    2.3 miles
    4675 Peachtree Hills
    Las Cruces, NM 88012
    (505) 268-3520
    2.3 PK-5 570
  • Las Cruces Jornada Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
    2.6 miles
    3400 Elks Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    2.6 PK-5 511

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