Highlands Elementary School (Closed 2014)

  • Highlands Elementary School served 254 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 50-54% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 60-64% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • Highlands Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 90% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students254 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Highlands Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2013-2014 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (12-13)#7087 out of 7780 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
78%
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 Texas by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
31%
52%
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Black
58%
13%
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White
10%
28%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 TX.
Diversity Score0.560.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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 Texas by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTexas City Independent School District
Source: 2013-2014 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Highlands Elementary School is La Marque Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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