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Highland Grove Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2014

For those complaining about teachers or principles, like in some of the reviews, please note, it's been my experience that parents who hold accountable their children's actions will have no problems with teachers or the principle. The principle is fair and easy to work with. The teachers are superior to most schools in the Redlands School District. If you are one of those parents who sees no fault in their child and does not expect your child to do their homework, classwork, have good behavior, then y es you will have a problem with this school. Otherwise, your child will receive an excellent education. I think Mrs. Bartlett is the best teacher in the school district. If you are able to get your child in your class, count yourselves lucky. She not only will get your child where they need to be but teach them accountability for their actions and behaviors, help them with study skills, how to treat one another, the list goes on. As for parents, she gives you weekly updates on the progress of your child. This has helped me so much as a parent. IF YOU CAN GET HER, DO IT! I can't say good enough things about her. My child went up two years academically in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

This was once a wonderful school! But, now that the new principal has taken over, it's horrible! Not only has the school failed my child (and by "failed" I don't mean flunked), but so has the school district! My child was being bullied by the teacher! So have several other students that have come forward! They allow this activity to continue. I recently pulled my child out of this school because of this situation. Most of the teachers at the school are AWESOME, however, this unfortunate incident has been heart-breaking, to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

This is a wonderful school with motivated staff and an accessible, upbeat principal. Parental involvement is high. Classrooms are new and continue to be upgraded, despite California's budget cuts. The older children benefit from RUSD's excellent band/music program. There is also a lot of diversity within the student population. We love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

Wonderful school with hard-working teachers and a great Principal. My kids love Highland Grove! There are many activities to choose from and a very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The younger, more energetic staff has been let go thanks to the California budget cuts and the teachers who seem tired are staying. I dont care much for this school's staff... I would suggest anyone who is going to enroll their child to this school... to speak to MANY parents... there is mixed feelings... The school is more about testing online than to work in a sequence and consistency... I dont like that and having 4 children that have been exposed to other ways of learning (sequence)... I have seen a big difference in the success of this method.. not impressive... The upside... you have the Middle School right next door that is excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Principal and teachers are wonderful at encouraging children to read and to care about the arts. This school fought hard during budget cuts, and with the assistance of parents and community, we were able to keep our librarian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

It is a good school. It is on the outskirts of east Highland. It has gotten quite crowded. I like the priciple and the teachers. The parent involvement is higher than most I have seen. A good school and only a little over 4-5 years old?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

There is alot of parent involment in Highland Grove. Parents assist the teachers at any activity the teacher needs. withouth a douth Highland Grove has a Great Parent Involment. Kids love to see parents in different class rooms and they know they will have help in math or reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school is the worst school my child has ever attended.True,there are some very good teachers.But some staff accuse children of whom they don't like of ridiculous things.Example-If your child asks for a single fruit snack,they will be accused of harassment and sent home.If your child is in the bathroom and is im there for more than three minutes,you get a referal.If you move too much at recess,you will get a call home.If you are too far out in the field,referal.My advice is to go to arroyo verde.It is just across the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

My sons go to Highland Grove. We are now in the second year of the school's opening. I feel that the teachers and the administration is enthusiastic about the programs and it shows in the classrooms and the students. My boys have improved in their reading 10 fold because of Accelerated Reading. They love the program! The teachers are very capable and the atmosphere is caring and accepting. Keep up the great work, Highland Grove!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This past school year,my son was among the first 5th graders at this new school to 'graduate.' I do agree that the school has some great programs; however,I had trouble communicating with the principal. After speaking to her many times, I felt my son's teacher wasn't addressing an issue in class. So I called to speak with the principal. Note that I was quite upset and crying. To this day he has never returned any of my calls. This happened 6/06, and now it's 9/06. I recommend if you have trouble with a teacher and want to speak to this principal, you should be very aggressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

Our daughter attended her kindergarten year this 2005-2006 school year at Highland Grove Elementary. She loved here at Highland Grove! We live in the city of Redlands, and they just built a new elementary school Judson and Brown elementary, which the disctrict has notified us as the parents, that our daughter could attend that school because of the location boundaries, but our daughter does not want to switch schools. She loves it at Highland Grove! She's looking forward to her 1st. grade year there. When her kindergarten year ended, she was sad that she wasn't going to see her friends and teachers. She had a very good experience during her first year socially and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Highland Grove just opened this school year and it is terrific. There are a lot of programs for the kids, the teachers seem to work well together, and the principal is very visble. Lots of PTA support. Some programs include student council, chorus, band, and strings. They also use the Accelerated Reader program which my child really enjoys. Facitilies are top rate, and each grade level has its own set of bathrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

855

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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855

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females76%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females82%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females59%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females74%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females88%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females88%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females78%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females65%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females65%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 53%
White 27%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Accelerated Reader Master School (2006)
  • Accelerated Reader Model School (2006)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 1:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Luanna Kloepfer
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (909) 307-2429

Programs

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • Parents are active partners at highland grove elementary. parents serve in a variety of leadership roles with pta, school site council, and curriculum reviews.
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7700 Orange Street
Highland, CA 92346
Phone: (909) 307-2420

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