Highland Prep

15600 W Hearn Rd.
Surprise, AZ 85379
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Serving 496 students in grades 9-12, Highland Prep ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 496 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highland Prep ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Highland Prep's student population of 496 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
496 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Prep ranks within the top 30% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highland Prep is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#495 out of 1854 schools
(Top 30%)
40-44%
32%
50-54%
39%
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
47%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
10%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.20
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≥95%
76%
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
29%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
11 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volley Ball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Chess Club, Drone Racing, E-Sports, Engineering Club, Future Medical Professionals, GSA, Math Club, National Honor Society, Pep Band, Performance Choir, Photography Club, Sea Perch, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Streaming Club, Student Council, Table Tennis, VEX Robotics, Yearbook, Zoology Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Highland Prep`s Plans and Mission:Highland Prep is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) college-preparatory high school. Highland Prepfeatures a rigorous academic program with an emphasis on 21st century preparation defined by critical thinking andinquiry learning.
  • Highland Prep believes in tying course content to interrelated themes to increases relevance andapplication in the interest of preparing students to succeed in the future global arena.Our Vision is to will create opportunities for students and families to develop critical thinking skills that will ensure that theybecome successful members of an increasingly innovation-driven society and global marketplace.
  • Highland Prep`s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math focus establishes a unique and high demand focus since only a small fraction of Arizona college graduates, 8.9%, enters STEM fields (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2011). HP`s partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides Pathway to Engineering courses that explore the design process and link STEM principles to relevant problem-solving activities. PTE is designed to prepare students to pursue post-secondary education and careers in STEM-related fields.
  • The PLTW program engages students in activities, projects, and problem-based learning, which provide hands-on classroom experiences. HP`s students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They are exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences.
  • Highland Prep features three Robotics programs, which include SeaPerch, VEX, and the national Zero Robotics Programming Competition sponsored by NASA & MIT. HP`s Robotics Programs offer students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with SeaPerch, VEX and Zero Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, HP`s Robotics Programs encourage teamwork, leadership, and problem solving within groups.
  • Highland Prep believes that college and career readiness are two of the most important determinants of a school`s success and may be measured by a school`s ability to transition its graduates to post-secondary education without remediation. HP believes that the best way to ensure that their students acquire these skills is through exposure to a rigorous curriculum. HP`s rigorous curriculum includes honors and advanced placement (AP) classes since students who participate in the AP curriculum have increased high school graduation and college completion rates over those who do not (College Board, 2007).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Prep's ranking?
Highland Prep is ranked #495 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Highland Prep often compared to?
Highland Prepis often viewed alongside schools like Shadow Ridge High School, Willow Canyon High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Highland Prep?
The graduation rate of Highland Prep is 95%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend Highland Prep?
496 students attend Highland Prep.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
10% of Highland Prep students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Prep?
Highland Prep has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Highland Prep offer ?
Highland Prep offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Highland Prep part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 496 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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