Hightower Elementary School

2601 Decatur Dr
Plano, TX 75093
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 440 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Hightower Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Top 5% in TX
  • : 67% (Top 10%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hightower Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Hightower Elementary School's student population of 440 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
440 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Hightower Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hightower Elementary School is 0.74, 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.
This School
State Level (TX)
#308 out of 8079 schools
(Top 5%)
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67%
37%
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70-74%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hightower Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Texas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
24%
5%
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Hispanic
19%
53%
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Black
10%
13%
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White
40%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
0.74
This chart display the diversity score of Hightower Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hightower Elementary School's ranking?
Hightower Elementary School is ranked #308 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Hightower Elementary School often compared to?
Hightower Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Centennial Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Hightower Elementary School?
440 students attend Hightower Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Hightower Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Asian, 19% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hightower Elementary School?
Hightower Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hightower Elementary School offer ?
Hightower Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Hightower Elementary School part of?
Hightower Elementary School is part of Plano ISD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 67% (Top 10%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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