Highland Junior High School serves 182 students in grades 7-8.
Highland Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 7-8
- Enrollment: 182 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 75%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in WA
- Math Proficiency: 40-44% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 55-59% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education
Highland Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Highland Junior High School's student population of 182 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highland Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Junior High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1238 out of 2052 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
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: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Highland Junior High School's ranking?
Highland Junior High School is ranked #1238 out of 2,052 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
What schools are Highland Junior High School often compared to?
Highland Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Discovery Lab School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).
How many students attend Highland Junior High School?
182 students attend Highland Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Highland Junior High School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Junior High School?
Highland Junior High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.
What grades does Highland Junior High School offer ?
Highland Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Highland Junior High School part of?
Highland Junior High School is part of Highland School District.
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