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Highland Elementary School

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Posted July 7, 2004

I am extremly disappointed that the non-custodial parent is completely neglected. I have gone through great lengths to be part of my children's lives and to participate in their educational development. However, Highland does not allow the teachers to contact a parent via telephone if that call is a long distance call. In addition, even though I have attended at the school on several occassions, met with the teachers, the school psychologist and the principal I still am not informed about my children's progress. Nor am I consulted regarding decisions that need to be made about my children's education. I have contact the administration with respect to my concerns and they have been ignored. The administration does not have the courtesy to return a call or letter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2003

I feel this is, by far, the best school my children have been enrolled in. We come from the Tucson area - the districts down there are in pretty sad shape. My kids test scores have improved dramatically. My son went from remedial reading groups to being one of the best readers in his class. What a wonderful group of teachers and staff. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2003

The landscape at Highland is changing, diversity in the school is leaning away from the white majority,this is for the better. The down side to the whole issue is that the diversity is unwelcome. The quality in the teaching has been waining for a number of years. I hate to be negative but someone has to be real at our current situation at Highland.


Posted April 28, 2003

I have a child in the first grade at highland. The teacher is excellent and all the staff at the school are very kind and wonderful to my child


Posted April 7, 2003

Highland Ele. Arts School was without a doubt the best ele. school i have ever sent my childern to! The Math Blasters were a great way for the kids to learn there math facts & the kids always ha tons of fun with them! I jsut wanted to thank every member of the staff, Prin, Rollin, & Prin. Taylor! They added so much to my children's life!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mesa, AZ 85213
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