Highland School Of Technology

  • Highland School Of Technology serves 554 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland School Of Technology placed in the top 1% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Highland School Of Technology places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Highland School Of Technology's student population of 554 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students554 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland School Of Technology is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland School Of Technology is 0.46, 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 (NC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#3 out of 2555 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
10%
25%
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White
72%
48%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.68
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGaston County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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