Highlands Elementary School

6200 Roe
Mission, KS 66205
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 370 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Highlands Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 370 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 5% in KS
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 370 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
370 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (KS)
#44 out of 1264 schools
(Top 5%)
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60-64%
28%
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65-69%
36%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
21%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
77%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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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 KS.
0.39
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
10%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highlands Elementary School's ranking?
Highlands Elementary School is ranked #44 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Highlands Elementary School often compared to?
Highlands Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Prairie Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?
370 students attend Highlands Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Highlands Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School?
Highlands Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Highlands Elementary School offer ?
Highlands Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Highlands Elementary School part of?
Highlands Elementary School is part of Shawnee Mission Pub Sch School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 370 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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