Highland High School serves 514 students in grades 9-12.
Highland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 514 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
- Minority Enrollment: 7%
- Graduation Rate: 90-94% (Top 20% in AR)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 31% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 44% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Highland High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Highland High School's student population of 514 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highland High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#404 out of 993 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Highland High School's ranking?
Highland High School is ranked #404 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Highland High School?
The graduation rate of Highland High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 88%.
How many students attend Highland High School?
514 students attend Highland High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Highland High School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland High School?
Highland High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Highland High School offer ?
Highland High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Highland High School part of?
Highland High School is part of Highland School District.
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