Highlands Elementary School

5505 Doncaster Way
Minneapolis, MN 55436
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Highlands Elementary School serves 580 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highlands Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Highlands Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 580 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2005, 2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students580 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#29 out of 1793 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
5%
11%
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White
74%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.440.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEdina Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Highlands Elementary School is Special Ed-non Public (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Countryside Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Minneapolis Countryside Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 573 students
    0.6 miles
    5701 Benton Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55436
    (952) 848-4700
    0.6 K-5 573
  • Minneapolis Early Childhood Special Ed Special Education School
    Grades: PK-K | 104 students
    1.0 miles
    5701 Normandale Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
    (952) 848-4960
    1 PK-K 104
  • Minneapolis Normandale Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 647 students
    1.0 miles
    5701 Normandale Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
    (952) 848-4100
    1 K-5 647
  • Minneapolis Special Ed-non Public Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 3 students
    1.0 miles
    5701 Normandale Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
    (952) 848-4960
    1 K-12 3
  • Minneapolis South View Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-9 | 1,007 student
    1.1 miles
    4725 S View Ln
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
    (952) 848-3700
    1.1 6-9 1,007

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