Highlands Elementary School

  • Highlands Elementary School serves 283 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highlands Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Highlands Elementary School's student population of 283 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall School Rank#165 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
22%
17%
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Black
68%
30%
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White
6%
44%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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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.
Diversity Score0.490.69
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRed Clay Consolidated School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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