Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 522 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland High School's student population of 522 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students522 students
This chart display total students of Highland High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Highland High School
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Highland High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Highland High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Highland High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#661 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Highland High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Highland High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Highland High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highland High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
94%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highland High School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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 AR.
Diversity Score0.120.58
This chart display the diversity score of Highland High School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Highland High School and public school graduation rate of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highland High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

5  
We have great teachers, band and chior programs, a wide variety of clubs to join, and football, basketball, baseball, and golf. We get awards for virtually anything we do very well at like haveing a 3.5 GPA or doing well in a certain area of acedemics. The school building is somewhat older, however has been built onto in various areas in recent years. Parent involvement at Highland is common with many parents helping with chaperoning, clubs, sports, concession stands, etc.
- Posted by

Review Highland High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
What is the best way to evaluate the quality of a public high school? Learn about the data available that helps parents choose a high school based upon how well their graduates perform in college.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
As the nation works to recover from COVID-19, parents wonder what the fall of 2020 holds in terms of the upcoming school year. Read on to learn some tips for preparing for potential challenges and to see the answers to some of the biggest questions being asked by parents of school-age children.