Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 193 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Highland High School's student population of 193 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students193 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#954 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:115:1
American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
88%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.220.41
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Graduation Rate≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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