Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 915 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland High School's student population of 915 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students915 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#735 out of 3679 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
98%
48%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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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 IL.
Diversity Score0.040.68
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Graduation Rate
86%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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