Highland Jr High School

6915 E Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Highland Jr High School serves 1,038 students in grades 6-8.
Highland Jr High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,038 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highland Jr High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Highland Jr High School's student population of 1,038 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,038 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Jr High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Jr High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#448 out of 1854 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
24%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
64%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Jr High School's ranking?
Highland Jr High School is ranked #448 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Highland Jr High School often compared to?
Highland Jr High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Desert Ridge Jr. High School, Greenfield Junior High School, Eastmark High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Highland Jr High School?
1,038 students attend Highland Jr High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Highland Jr High School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Jr High School?
Highland Jr High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Highland Jr High School offer ?
Highland Jr High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Highland Jr High School part of?
Highland Jr High School is part of Gilbert Unified District (4239) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,038 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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