Highland School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Highland School's student population of 304 students has stayed relatively flat 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
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
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White
76%
79%
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Two or more races
12%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.400.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings Elementary School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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