Highlands Elementary School

  • Highlands Elementary School serves 875 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Highlands Elementary School's student population of 875 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students875 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#2267 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
81%
32%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
9%
39%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 FL.
Diversity Score0.330.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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 Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOsceola School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  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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