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Highland Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 950 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2013

Great teachers and staff! Some of the best teachers in Evansville are at the school. Plus Mrs Johns was principal of the year 2012!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Highland is one of the best schools in Evansville. My son really enjoys going there. The teachers and principal are the greatest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Loved the Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers - AWESOME! Mrs. Strawn and Mrs. Barrett... not so much. Very negative attitudes and seem burned out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

I love this school because of the great teachers. My daughter is excited to go every morning because her teachers make learning so much fun! We have been blessed with motivated, high energy teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

i think this is a great school for students to learn my son loves the school and its teachers they really do care how well your child is doing thanks to all who help :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

As a parent I am impressed with the amount of knowledge my daughter has obtained while attending Highland. She is in kindergarten and has already learned so much in the short time she is there. My only concern is the dismissal of the children. The dismissal time sometimes varies within 10-15 minutes of schedule. This can be somewhat of a problem with working parents who are limited on there time flexibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

Highland is a wonderful educational facility. Along with their exceptional educational learning they are being taught 'life skills'. Highland is a great school! The teachers are pleasant and always concerned about your children's well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

Highland is the best school my children have ever attended. I highly recommend this school for any parent who is concerned with thier children's education. The staff is wonderful and caring. The building is always clean and is one of the prettiest school buildings I have ever seen. The PTA is very strong in this school. I love the whole educational experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana 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".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana 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:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 72%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Elizabeth Johns
Fax number
  • (812) 867-4756

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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6701 Darmstadt Road
Evansville, IN 47710
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