Highlands Elementary School

  • Highlands Elementary School serves 568 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

School Overview

  • Highlands Elementary School's student population of 568 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005, 2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students568 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#28 out of 1,784 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Highlands Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Asian
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
5%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
73%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
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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 MN.
Diversity Score0.450.33
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
8%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEdina Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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