Highlands Middle School

  • Highlands Middle School serves 756 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Highlands Middle School's student population of 756 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students756 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Middle School is 0.31, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#3208 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
32%
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Black
82%
22%
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White
12%
39%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.310.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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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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