Highland Junior High School
Highland Junior High School serves 877 students in grades 7-9.
Highland Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).
Highland Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Highland Junior High School's student population of 877 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)
Students by Grade
Highland Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 959 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Junior High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#932 out of 959 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education
It's a school of struggling students with failed leadership from the admin down to the teachers. It needs much needed restructuring and needs to focus more on mental health than can the grades and wellbeing of the school improve.
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