27332 Catala Ave.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Highlands Elementary School serves 3,230 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Highlands Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 3,230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Highlands Elementary School's student population of 3,230 students has grown by 750% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 637% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
3,230 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4956 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
25%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
31%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Highlands Elementary School?

3,230 students attend Highlands Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

35% of Highlands Elementary School students are Hispanic, 31% of students are White, 25% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School?

Highlands Elementary School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Highlands Elementary School offer ?

Highlands Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 3,230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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