Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 743 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 743 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students743 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1488 out of 2814 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
n/a
11%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
95%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.100.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBlackhawk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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