Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 2,985 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Highland High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Highland High School's student population of 2,985 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,985 students
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Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.42, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#311 out of 1897 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
75%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.420.65
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Graduation Rate
92%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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