100 N. 160th Street
Seattle, WA 98133
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Highland Terrace Elementary School serves 376 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highland Terrace Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highland Terrace Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Highland Terrace Elementary School's student population of 376 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
376 students
This chart display total students of Highland Terrace Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Highland Terrace Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Highland Terrace Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Highland Terrace Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Highland Terrace Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highland Terrace Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#314 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Highland Terrace Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Highland Terrace Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Asian
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hispanic
9%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
63%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Two or more races
16%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Terrace Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Highland Terrace Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highland Terrace Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Highland Terrace Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can enhance your lessons safely and efficiently. Virtual reality allows your students to explore worlds they might not otherwise see. We offer some suggestions on how to use VR in your classrooom.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
July 11, 2022
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
JROTC offers valuable lessons in leadership, character-building and citizenship. Here's a look at the various JROTC programs out there together with a look at the pros and cons of the program.
Teaching: Contract Renewal
July 05, 2022
Teaching: Contract Renewal
Most teaching contracts are year-to-year, or longer if you're eligible. Here are some suggestions for safeguarding your employment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links