Highlands Elementary School

800 W Donegan Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Highlands Elementary School serves 702 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Highlands Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida 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 31% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 702 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 702 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
702 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.30, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2916 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
83%
36%
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Black
7%
21%
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White
7%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highlands Elementary School's ranking?
Highlands Elementary School is ranked #2916 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Highlands Elementary School often compared to?
Highlands Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Flora Ridge Elementary School, Central Avenue Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?
702 students attend Highlands Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Highlands Elementary School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% 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 18:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Highlands Elementary School offer ?
Highlands Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Highlands Elementary School part of?
Highlands Elementary School is part of Osceola School District.

School Reviews

4   11/2/2018
Not sure what's going on this year...Not a fan of the new gate that keeps the school traffic pushed out onto two main roads...also blocking the driving way of near by residents. Before it was not to bad with the one gate. They don't seem to have an accurate time of opening it as well. Need to find a better solution. Thank you
- Posted by Parent - Alias
5   10/20/2015
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL I GOT MY SON IN PRE- KINDERGARDEN THE TEACHER SHE IS SO MUCH NICE WITH MY SON .THE TEACHER DOING GREAT JOB THANK U SO MUCH FOR THE TIME U TAKE MY SON
- Posted by Parent - AVONI
2   4/27/2011
This school is an undesirable choice for parents due to the fact that my daughter came home and said the coach body slammed a 5th grader(mind you that 5th grader was her 80lb. friend)
- Posted by Parent - purpl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 702 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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