Higley Traditional Academy

  • Higley Traditional Academy serves 662 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Higley Traditional Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Higley Traditional Academy's student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Higley Traditional Academy is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (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 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Higley Traditional Academy is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#156 out of 1897 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
55%
38%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score0.630.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHigley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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