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Highland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1305 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 23, 2011

Highland is the stereotypical rich kid school where everything is bought instead of earned. Except for the straight A student part, they earned that poor rating all on their own merit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2011

Just don't like the feeling of the place. Bad teachers, student body, and facility. Try another high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

highland is a great school full of good kids and great academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I teach there and it is a great school with great faculty, staff and students. The student body does many service projects for the community and cares for one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

This is my last year at highland and i am happy that am am going to graduate at this amazing school with outstanding teachers and staff don't forget about the sports at this school 'winning is a tradition' go rams
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

This high school's administration has moderate to bad communications with parents. For the most part, they don't return phone calls for several days or even at all. Very cliqish atmosphere among majority of students .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

Well, I'm not a parent!! I'm a student at Highland High School and I must say I am very disappointed in the learning environment is less than perfect!! True, I am only a freshman but, I am not pleased with the school and my mother would agree. She also, does not approve of the environment of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2003

well, I'm not exactly a parent, but I WAS an international exchange student at HHS in 1998/99, and graduated after my attending school there for a year. I honestly have to say, learning at HHS has been a very pleasant and informative experience, and I went to this school with all the pride and confidence any student should feel with his school. I could always ask for help and support from both the school office and my guidance counsellor, and I had the chance to take part in many (almost too many) extracurricular activities, such as choir tours, a musical, a 'men's choir' (which was definitively a lot of fun), various clubs and meetings - among others a very open and comforting 'international club' - and much more. I can recommend this school to any student or their parents, if you are looking for a good education paired with a multitude of extracurricular activities, many great sports (a very good football team, just to name one) and a very friendly atmosphere.


Posted August 17, 2003

Highland is a great high school especially for extracurricular activities, I was involved in clubs and the teacher advisors were helpful. I had a special interest in art and I was allowed to explore that interest to my fullest. The art room was available to me almost anytime and the teacher was always extremely helpful. Highland is probably the best high school in Pocatello.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian17%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian26%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian58%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian52%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian46%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian78%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian65%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students31%
Female38%
Male28%
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students5%
Femalen/a
Male7%
Hispanicn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Male15%
Hispanicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1800 Bench Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 237-1300

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