Highlands Elementary School

2100 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 278 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Highlands Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50% in DE
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highlands Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 278 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
278 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 201 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (DE)
#183 out of 201 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Highlands Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
23%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
63%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
9%
42%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highlands Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
0.55
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highlands Elementary School's ranking?
Highlands Elementary School is ranked #183 out of 201 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Highlands Elementary School often compared to?
Highlands Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% DE state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?
278 students attend Highlands Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Highlands Elementary School students are Black, 23% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are White, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School?
Highlands Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Highlands Elementary School offer ?
Highlands Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Highlands Elementary School part of?
Highlands Elementary School is part of Red Clay Consolidated School District.
In what neighborhood is Highlands Elementary School located?
Highlands Elementary School is located in the Highlands neighborhood of Wilmington, DE.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Teacher In-Service, Schools Closed
August 19, 2024 (Monday)
Teacher In-Service, Schools Closed
August 20, 2024 (Tuesday)
Teacher In-Service, Schools Closed
August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
Teacher In-Service, Schools Closed
August 22, 2024 (Thursday)
Schools Closed, Offices Open
August 23, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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