Highlands Middle School

425 South Tweedt Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Highlands Middle School serves 812 students in grades 6-8.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Highlands Middle School's student population of 812 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students812 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

Highlands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highlands Middle School is 0.59, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1812 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
51%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
39%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
4%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.590.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKennewick School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highlands Middle School is Kamiakin High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Desert Hills Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edison Elementary School - Kennewick (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kennewick Edison Elementary School - Kennewick Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 613 students
    0.6 miles
    201 South Dawes Street
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 734-3580
    0.6 PK-5 613
  • Kennewick Kamiakin High School Math: 45% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,746 student
    0.8 miles
    600 North Arthur Street
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 734-3500
    0.8 9-12 1,746
  • Kennewick Hawthorne Elementary School - Kennewick Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 554 students
    1.0 miles
    3520 West John Day Avenue
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 734-3690
    1 K-5 554
  • Kennewick Lincoln Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 568 students
    1.1 miles
    4901 West 21st Avenue
    Kennewick, WA 99338
    (509) 222-5700
    1.1 K-5 568
  • Kennewick Southgate Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
    1.2 miles
    3121 West 19th Avenue
    Kennewick, WA 99337
    (509) 585-3380
    1.2 K-5 464

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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