Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 914 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 914 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students914 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#909 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
41%
11%
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White
43%
76%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Highland Middle School is Peace Academy (0.4 miles away)
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