Highland

34 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01085
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Highland serves 373 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Highland placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Highland's student population of 373 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Highland is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highland is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1080 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.440.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highland is Westfield Technical Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Ave (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westfield Westfield Technical Academy Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 541 students
    0.6 miles
    33 Smith Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6533
    0.6 9-12 541
  • Westfield Franklin Ave
    Grades: K-5 | 248 students
    0.8 miles
    22 Franklin Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6424
    0.8 K-5 248
  • Westfield Abner Gibbs
    Grades: K-5 | 223 students
    0.9 miles
    50 West Silver Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6418
    0.9 K-5 223
  • Westfield South Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 588 students
    1.0 miles
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 568-1900
    1.0 6-8 588
  • Westfield Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 196 students
    1.3 miles
    35 White Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6422
    1.3 PK 196

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