Highlands Elementary School

525 S Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
Highlands Elementary School serves 509 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Highlands Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 509 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.47, 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.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#32 out of 3672 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
23%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
69%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNaperville CUSD 203 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highlands Elementary School is Naperville Central High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Washington Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ellsworth Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Naperville Ellsworth Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 251 students
    0.6 miles
    145 N Sleight St
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6338
    0.6 K-5 251
  • Naperville Naper Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-4 | 222 students
    0.7 miles
    39 S Eagle St
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6345
    0.7 K-4 222
  • Naperville Naperville Central High School Math: 73% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,810 students
    0.7 miles
    440 Aurora Ave
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6422
    0.7 9-12 2,810
  • Naperville Prairie Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 503 students
    0.7 miles
    500 S Charles Ave
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6348
    0.7 K-5 503
  • Naperville Washington Junior High School Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 5-8 | 634 students
    0.8 miles
    201 N Washington St
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6390
    0.8 5-8 634

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