Highland Lakes School

  • Highland Lakes School serves 1,104 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Lakes School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Highland Lakes School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Highland Lakes School's student population of 1,104 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Lakes School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Lakes School is 0.43, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#233 out of 2111 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
74%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.430.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeer Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I'm a current student here, and the staff are all incredibly kind and supportive. They try their best to help you if you aren't understanding something, and the students are also very nice. Highland Lakes has a no tolerance policy for bullying, and everyone I know has never had a bullying problem while being at the school.
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5  
I was part of the renaissance for the profoundly gifted and it was good it prepared me for my current schooling at Xavier so I would definitely look into that besides that the school is a pretty ok school I love Mr.Rockey (main band director), Ms.Johnson (flute instructor and choir director)!
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