Highland High School serves 2,774 students in grades 8-12.
Highland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 43% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 8-12
- Enrollment: 2,774 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 27%
- Graduation Rate: 95% (Top 20% in AZ)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 46% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 43% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Highland High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:
Highland High School's student population of 2,774 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 141 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highland High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 High School is 0.44, 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
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#578 out of 1854 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
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 High School's ranking?
Highland High School is ranked #578 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Highland High School?
The graduation rate of Highland High School is 95%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend Highland High School?
2,774 students attend Highland High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Highland High School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland High School?
Highland High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Highland High School offer ?
Highland High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12
What school district is Highland High School part of?
Highland High School is part of Gilbert Unified District (4239) School District.
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Last Day of School
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)
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