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Highland High School

Public | 9-12 | 987 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted September 19, 2008

This school is filled with wonderful teachers who care deeply about their profession and their students. If only we could install a School Board with more vision, we might be able to retain those good teachers. I appreciate the dedication of the faculty there and I'm thrilled my son attends. I worry about this school's future, however, given the lack of support of the School Board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

This high school has a great small town feel. All of the teachers and adminstrators are always there to help all of their students succeed. Two of my children graduated from this school and were fully prepared for college because of the sound academic program this school offers and provides solid instruction with. I am sad to be leaving this area because the school was so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

Highland has an excellent public school system. There is a high level of support from teachers, parents, and community. Upon graduation, students are well prepared for higher education and/or vocational path of their choosing. Very Important Principles program involves schools, families, and businesses in the moral upbringing of students by focusing on a particular theme each month(respect, citizenship, service, etc.) Highland is definitely a leader in education!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income43%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income50%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income46%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 23%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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400 Broadway
Highland, IL 62249
Phone: (618) 654-7131

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