Highlands Elementary School

  • Highlands Elementary School serves 597 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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 597 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students597 students
This chart display total students of Highlands Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Highlands Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Highlands Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Highlands Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Highlands Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Elementary School is 0.69, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3447 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
38%
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 California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
48%
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 California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Highlands Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Asian
13%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
47%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Two or more races
17%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 CA.
Diversity Score0.690.64
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMt. Diablo Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Highlands Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.