Highlands Middle School

  • Highlands Middle School serves 746 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highlands Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Highlands Middle School's student population of 746 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,028 schools in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Middle School is 0.56, which is less 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 (WA)
Overall School Rank#1917 out of 2028 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highlands Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Highlands Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
55%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
38%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highlands Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.560.64
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highlands Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKennewick School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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