Highlands Elementary School

1400 S Brannon Stand Rd
Dothan, AL 36305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Highlands Elementary School serves 502 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highlands Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Highlands Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 502 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students502 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.52, 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 (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#165 out of 1270 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
21%
33%
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White
66%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.520.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDothan City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highlands Elementary School is Houston County Alternative School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Honeysuckle Middle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heard Magnet School (3.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dothan Heard Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 426 students
    3.1 miles
    201 Daniel Cir
    Dothan, AL 36301
    (334) 794-1471
    3.1 K-5 426
  • Dothan Honeysuckle Middle School Math: 8% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 518 students
    3.2 miles
    1665 Honeysuckle Rd
    Dothan, AL 36305
    (334) 794-1420
    3.2 6-8 518
  • Dothan Girard Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 274 students
    3.6 miles
    522 Girard Ave
    Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 794-1467
    3.6 PK-5 274
  • Dothan Kelly Springs Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
    3.6 miles
    1124 Kelly Springs Rd
    Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 983-6565
    3.6 PK-5 451
  • Dothan Girard Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 490 students
    3.7 miles
    600 Girard Ave
    Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 794-1426
    3.7 6-8 490

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