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Highland Elementary School

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Posted November 26, 2013

The way certain things are handle ticked me off. All in all my son loves it here. I have contaminated pulling him out. Not anything with the school just half day kindergarten is hard on the family He begged to go back. Its like 8pm and he will have his backpack on ready for school. If I pick him up early he is bummed, if we drive by when school is not in session hes asking to go. When I picked him up this last time I asked how was school. He exclaimed I LOVE SCHOOL! When I drop him off he runs in like a wild animal excited. He is their best critic, and to say the least he gets allot of joy going to school at Highland. I just hope he is this excited about high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

is a great school, mr. Dillon sense of humor is great, is wonderful to see him calling kids by their first name, teachers are great, kids have a great learning environment and they are push to do their best, Mr. Fixmer the music teacher is great, thanks to all of the teachers and staff.
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Posted December 11, 2011

This school is quality, complete, on task, perfectly aware! I'm not interested in what the "ratings" have to show. Academics are taken seriously and children would have trouble not excelling! Hooray for A. Dillon and his staff. A wonderful example of what a handful of caring, intelligent, driven people can accomplish!
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Posted September 6, 2010

Highland Elementary is a fantastic school! The staff has worked very hard to successfully meet AYP. This school is making some great changes for our children!
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Posted January 11, 2010

i am a parent and i think this school is great the teachers are so sweet and mr dylan is very nice a help full.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students38%
Female47%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 32%
White 41% 56%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 64%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rifle, CO 81650
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