Highland High School

  • Highland High School serves 1,501 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 76% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Highland High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Highland High School operates within the Pocatello School District.
  • Pocatello School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland High School's student population of 1501 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,501 students
Highland High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Highland High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Highland High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeHighland High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Highland High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 656 schools in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland High School is 0.33, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
Highland High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
7%
1%
Highland High School American Indian Students (2002-2016)
Asian
1%
1%
Highland High School Asian Students (2002-2016)
Hispanic
9%
18%
Highland High School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
1%
1%
Highland High School Black Students (2004-2016)
White
81%
76%
Highland High School White Students (2002-2016)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Highland High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHighland High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.330.30
Highland High School Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate
90%
78%
Highland High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
38%
Highland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
Highland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Highland High School is Pocatello School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 143 school districts in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Pocatello School District's student population of 12,671 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,026 in this district is less than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $6,937 is less than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NamePocatello School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    26
    2
    Number of Students Managed12,671520
    Pocatello School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate
    88%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$90 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$89 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,026$9,031
    District Spending / Student$6,937$9,000
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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