Highlands Elementary School

  • Highlands Elementary School serves 554 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highlands Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highlands Elementary School's student population of 554 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students554 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#1383 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
21%
11%
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Hispanic
28%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
38%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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 California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Mateo-Foster City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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