Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 638 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.04, which is less 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 (IL)
Overall School Rank#786 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
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26%
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Black
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17%
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White
98%
48%
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Two or more races
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3%
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Diversity Score0.040.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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