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Highlands Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 703 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 28, 2013

Highlands Grove Elementary is an incredible place to send my child. I am more than satisfied with the collective efforts put forth in educating my child. The administration is visible and actively involved with the parents and students. The secretaries are efficient and friendly. Guidance and the nurse are readily available to meet the needs of the children. The teachers are highly qualified and eager to teach. The cafeteria is a pleasant place to eat and socialize. The grounds and classroom are clean, orderly, and beautiful to look at. The support staff goes above and beyond the call of duty. The children have opportunities weekly for the arts. Physical education is fun yet challenging. HGE meets the needs of ALL children from the struggling child to the gifted. They offer many extracurricular opportunities as well like chess, ITV, chorus, strings, Japanese, and much, much more. I am thankful for ALL HGE has done for my child and will miss this school greatly as my child moves on to 6th grade next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Highlands Grove is a great school where a caring staff works diligently to meet the needs of all students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2013

Highlands Grove Elementary is a high energy, loving, and academically challenging school in South Lakeland. This school goes above and beyond making sure each child succeeds the expectations of his/her grade level, then pushes harder when the children reach their goals. I am a very proud parent, and would be lost without the love from the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

Highlands Grove provides a quality education to all students. The campus is beautifully maintained and very secure. The staff is very organized, efficient and welcoming to parents and student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2013

This school is very friendly and organized. The campus is very clean and orderly with a great staff makes for a very enjoyable and fantastic learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

Highlands Grove, in existence five years (since 2007), is a great school for all students. They have made great improvements in struggling students and provided great challenges for excelling students. They have maintained a state "A" rating all five years. They search for ways to help all children "belong" and love school. Discipline, structure and standards are important here. Parents are welcome to participate in many activities. The school climate is warm, happy, supportive, fun.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2010

I have a pre-k and k at hge and my niece is in 1st and my nephew is in 5th....Every teacher and staff member are so wonderful and welcoming. I have had nothing but pleasant experiences with this school! i love volunteering and getting to know these fabulous teachers and staff!! thanks highlands grove keep up the great work!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

My son has attended K, 1st, and now 2nd grade at HGE and we have had nothing but great experiences. The teachers really care about their kids, and the school is run in a very organized and efficient manner. Very thankful for all the HGE staff!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 64%
Black 17%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%66%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4510 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Phone: (863) 648-3002

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