Highland Gardens Elementary School

2801 Willena Ave
Montgomery, AL 36107
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 463 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Highland Gardens Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Highland Gardens Elementary School's student population of 463 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
463 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Highland Gardens Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highland Gardens Elementary School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1131 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Highland Gardens Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Highland Gardens Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Hispanic
25%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
68%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Gardens Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.48
This chart displays the diversity score of Highland Gardens Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highland Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Gardens Elementary School's ranking?
Highland Gardens Elementary School is ranked #1131 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Highland Gardens Elementary School?
463 students attend Highland Gardens Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Highland Gardens Elementary School students are Black, 25% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Gardens Elementary School?
Highland Gardens Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Highland Gardens Elementary School offer ?
Highland Gardens Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Highland Gardens Elementary School part of?
Highland Gardens Elementary School is part of Montgomery County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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