Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 661 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 661 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students661 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#677 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
96%
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.080.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Highland Highland High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 900 students
    0.0 miles
    400 Broadway
    Highland, IL 62249
    (618)654-7131
    0.0 9-12 900
  • Highland Highland Primary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-2 | 567 students
    0.0 miles
    400 Broadway
    Highland, IL 62249
    (618)654-2108
    0.0 PK-2 567
  • Saint Jacob St Jacob Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 197 students
    4.8 miles
    Po Box 217
    Saint Jacob, IL 62281
    (618)644-2541
    4.8 K-5 197
  • Trenton Wesclin Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 4-8 | 495 students
    5.8 miles
    1003 State Rte 160
    Trenton, IL 62293
    (618)224-7085
    5.8 4-8 495
  • Marine Marine Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 122 students
    6.2 miles
    725 W Division St
    Marine, IL 62061
    (618)667-5404
    6.2 K-5 122

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