Highland Middle School

  • Highland Middle School serves 215 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • Highland Middle School's student population of 215 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Middle School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1023 out of 1718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
28%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
68%
53%
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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 CO.
Diversity Score0.460.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWeld County School District No. Re-9 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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