Highland Gardens Elementary School

2801 Willena Ave
Montgomery, AL 36107
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Highland Gardens Elementary School serves 455 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Highland Gardens Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Highland Gardens Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Highland Gardens Elementary School's student population of 455 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students455 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Highland Gardens Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Gardens Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1235 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
19%
8%
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Black
72%
33%
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White
8%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.440.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Highland Gardens Elementary School is Childrens Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morningview Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montgomery Morningview Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 562 students
    1.0 miles
    2849 Pelzer Ave
    Montgomery, AL 36109
    (334) 260-1028
    1 K-5 562
  • Montgomery Childrens Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 92 students
    1.1 miles
    310 N Madison Terrace
    Montgomery, AL 36107
    (334) 262-4850
    1.1 PK-12 92
  • Montgomery Capitol Heights Middle School Math: 8% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 607 students
    1.2 miles
    116 Federal Dr
    Montgomery, AL 36107
    (334) 260-1000
    1.2 6-8 607
  • Montgomery Chisholm Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 509 students
    1.3 miles
    307 E Vandiver Blvd
    Montgomery, AL 36110
    (334) 269-3643
    1.3 PK-5 509
  • Montgomery Lee High School Math: 14% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,528 student
    1.5 miles
    225 Ann St
    Montgomery, AL 36107
    (334) 269-3742
    1.5 9-12 1,528

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