Highlands Middle School

2.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
10913 Pine Estates Rd E
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Highlands Middle School serves 817 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Highlands Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Highlands Middle School's student population of 817 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students817 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Highlands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Middle School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3382 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
33%
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Black
84%
22%
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White
8%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.290.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Highlands Middle School is Youth Development Center (0.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This is awful. There is no communication from the teachers. Duval county public school system created a very expensive system where parents and teachers can communicate, but it is not used by the teachers and the principal doesn't make the teacher use site as intended. The site has a homework page where the teachers are suppose to put in the student's homework and assignments for the week so the parent knows what work their child has to do. The site is never updated by teachers. Also, talking to the Principal is non-exsitant, due to the fact that she is off the campus or in a meeting with district; Yeah right. The fact is that the Principal doesn't want to deal with the concern of the parents. The principal behaves as the parents concern about the child isn't important enough to spend the time listen to the concerns. The violence at the school is also a major concern. I was worried about my son's safety everyday I sent him to this school. My son also told me that sometimes the bathrooms did not have soap for the students to wash their hands. I WARN parents not to send their child to this school!!!
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Teacher does not make students adhere to dress code. Too much violence. Food is awful. You cannot talk to the teacher or principal. Teachers that are not qualified to teach. And school notes is a waste of time/not up-to-date
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