800 W Donegan Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Highlands Elementary School serves 877 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 877 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
877 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.34, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3188 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
81%
33%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
7%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
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
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5  
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
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2  
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)
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 877 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.34 (Btm 50%)

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