Highland School

Tel: (406)281-6211
  • Highland School serves 304 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Highland School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 21%.
  • Highland School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

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School Overview

  • Highland School's student population of 304 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students304 students
Highland School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Highland School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Highland School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeHighland School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Highland School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 573 schools in Montana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
Highland School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
2%
11%
Highland School American Indian Students (1992-2016)
Asian
n/a
1%
Highland School Asian Students (1991-2013)
Hispanic
9%
4%
Highland School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
1%
1%
Highland School Black Students (1993-2016)
White
76%
79%
Highland School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
12%
3%
Highland School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHighland School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.21
Highland School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
39%
Highland School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
Highland School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Highland School is Billings Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 262 school districts in Montana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Billings Elementary School District's student population of 10,840 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,861 in this district is less than the state average of $15,305. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $7,943 is less than the state average of $14,876. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four school years.
    School District NameBillings Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    25
    2
    Number of Students Managed10,840105
    Billings Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    39%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    50%
    District Total Revenue$88 MM$2 MM
    District Spending$89 MM$2 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,861$15,305
    District Spending / Student$7,943$14,876
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Billings Billings Senior High School
      Grades: 9-12 | 1842 students
      0.6 miles
      425 Grand Avenue
      Billings, MT 59101
      (406)281-5400
      0.6 9-12 1842
    • Billings Broadwater School
      Grades: PK-5 | 363 students
      0.9 miles
      415 Broadwater
      Billings, MT 59101
      (406)281-6207
      0.9 PK-5 363
    • Billings Mckinley School
      Grades: PK-5 | 311 students
      0.9 miles
      820 North 31st Street
      Billings, MT 59101
      (406)281-6212
      0.9 PK-5 311
    • Billings Lewis & Clark Middle School
      Grades: 6-8 | 766 students
      1.0 miles
      1315 Lewis Avenue
      Billings, MT 59101
      (406)281-5900
      1.0 6-8 766
    • Billings Washington School
      Grades: PK-6 | 282 students
      1.3 miles
      1044 Cook Avenue
      Billings, MT 59101
      (406)281-6221
      1.3 PK-6 282

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