Highlands Elementary School

3420 Laurel Ln
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 335 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Highlands Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highlands Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 335 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2626 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
6-9%
28%
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15-19%
30%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
7%
27%
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Black
92%
17%
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White
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47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
0.15
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
43%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
9%
2%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highlands Elementary School's ranking?
Highlands Elementary School is ranked #2626 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Highlands Elementary School often compared to?
Highlands Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Jesse C White Learning Academy, Barack H Obama Learning Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?
335 students attend Highlands Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Highlands Elementary School students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 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 19:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
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 Prairie-Hills ESD 144 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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