Highlands Elementary School serves 292 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 292 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
- Minority Enrollment: 96%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in DE
- Math Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 20-24% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education
Highlands Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Highlands Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.50, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#161 out of 196 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #161 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?
292 students attend Highlands Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Highlands Elementary School students are Black, 25% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School?
Highlands Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than 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.
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Last Day for Students
June 09, 2023 (Friday)
Last Day for Teachers
June 14, 2023 (Wednesday)
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