Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 900 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Highland Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 900 students has grown by 201% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 168% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students900 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank#1548 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
4%
Hispanic
17%
18%
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Black
25%
25%
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White
47%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarnett County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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