Highland Elementary School

1650 Sonoma Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 276 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Highland Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Top 30% in CA
  • : <50% (Top 20%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Highland Elementary School's student population of 276 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
276 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
#840 out of 3649 schools
(Top 30%)
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<50%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
<50%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
83%
56%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
4%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
51%
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 California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Elementary School's ranking?
Highland Elementary School is ranked #840 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in California.
What schools are Highland Elementary School often compared to?
Highland Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ord Terrace Elementary School, Del Rey Woods Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Highland Elementary School?
276 students attend Highland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Highland Elementary School students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are White, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Elementary School?
Highland Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Highland Elementary School offer ?
Highland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Highland Elementary School part of?
Highland Elementary School is part of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Top 30%
  • : <50% (Top 20%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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