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Highland, IN
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9135 Erie Street
Highland, IN 46322

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(219) 922-5610
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October 19, 2010
I am very impressed with HHS. In our experience, many teachers seem to have a genuine concern for the students and an enthusiasm about teaching. An engineering design class and learning Japanese have gotten my son really excited about school. Great up and coming freshman football squad and amazing girls and boys soccer programs. Go Trojans!

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September 17, 2009
HHS has great options for gifted and engaged students. Numerous AP courses, Decathalon and Science Olympiad are all important for the our country to get ahead in science and math. Go trojans

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September 16, 2009
numerous activities for all students interests-sports,academic,clubs something for everyone

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October 02, 2008
I moved to Indiana so my daughter can get a better education overall. My choices were Munster, Griffith or Highland. I ended up moving to Highland, and have yet to regret it. I am really impressed with the school. I know, I made the right choice for my daughter.

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February 27, 2008
This is a good school because we are starting to get athletics and I like that because I am a sportsfanatic.

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October 13, 2007
The school is good. Hallways are a bit small, and people are very clique-y. There are some teachers the students feel like they don't want to be at the school and it shows, and there are other teachers where they are just excellent as a teacher and there couldn't be anyone better! It's true that the guidance counselors are a mess, and it does hurt you in the end. There are a lot of smart people coming out of our High school also, but our school is geared mainly at the athletic department being good, which hasn't been true for football this year.

- submitted by a student
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October 09, 2007
I graduated from HHS in 2005 with Honors and have gone on to enjoy even greater success in my college courses. I feel that the reputation that this school has is due to the school board that was elected into office in 2001 (I believe that was the year). They hurt the school system more than they could have ever helped it. Not only that, but they did not take the honors students or their studies seriously. However, I do feel that the new school board will be able to restore HHS to what it once was. Despite losing many great teachers and administrators when the new school board took over, my overall feeling is that I received a fair education. But, the guidance counselors were a disaster and no help at all. During your junior and senior year, I suggest taking all of the AP classes that are offered.

- submitted by a community member

July 05, 2007
Our overall impression of the Highland schools is a lack of emphasis on academics and too much money, time spent on extracurricular activities. Both of our kids graduated with honors but the counseling department continues to be a mess and no quality academic assistance was ever offered to us there. Quite a few of their friends were unprepared for the academic rigors of college and spent extra years in college to make up for that fact. If you are not originally from Highland and your kids want to play any of the major sports here they will have to put up with being second string to better known names in town. There are a few quality teachers but the message from the top is to pass everyone along and make the district look good, so the best teachers are frustrated. If you're looking for quality education in Highland, go private .

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June 05, 2007
The school is great. A lot of talented people have graduated from the school and have done wonders with their lives. The teachers really [show] their concern and that is what makes the kids wanna do better.

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April 25, 2007
I am extremely happy with Highland High School. My child is graduating in June 2008. My child has done outstanding and is graduating with Honors. There are excellent Honors classes offered at HHS. My child aced the SAT. The teachers and counselors have been wonderful!I would highly recommend sending my child to this school.

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April 17, 2007
I am a lifelong resident of Highland, attended HHS myself, and have had two children attend there, one graduating in June 2007. I have been extremely unhappy about the education my children received at HHS. There are only a few good teachers left at HHS. The AD (now fired for 2008) is a joke. Never, ever wore school colors. The disipline is horible. Kids get away with anything, and it is beginning to be very unsafe in this school. 10 years ago, I would have highly recommended this school tow, but, please do your self a favor, if your child has college aspirations, do not send them to HHS. They will be unprepared.

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March 18, 2007
This school is simply going down hill. All the emphasis is placed on the football and basketball teams, the other sports are underappreciated and academic teams receive absolutely no support or funding. If you are moving to the area I would suggest moving to Munster so that could send your children there, or try some of the local private schools. Don't waste your time in the Highland school system, your children will receive a second rate education and you will receive little support from teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a student

March 13, 2007
The quality of the administration is very low both at the high school and the district. Very little support is given to any activity with the exception of sports. It appears the few good teachers are overwhelmed by the mediocre or bad.

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May 15, 2006
academics are very good, but the safety and discipline of the students is very poor! Kids have physical altercations all the the time and are only suspended. What happened to the 'no violence tolerated' policy?

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March 30, 2005
Although I am not a parent I feel my opinion could help since I recently had experience at HHS. I graduated from HHS in 2004 and am glad I got out. I know it is a terrible thing to say but the situation dealing with the school board is getting out fo hand. I don't know what to say about the principal since in the four years I attended HHS I had four different principals. Most teachers at HHS do their job well, but some simply do not know how to teach well. I guess that holds true in all levels of education though, even now that I'm at Valparaiso University I see this occuring. The extracurricular activities is what is keeping HHS alive in my opinion. I ran Track and Cross Country at HHS and I feel that it is what kept me from going insane while in high school.

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2004
Under the influance of the newly elected schoolboard, the whole school system is getting a bad name here. Test results are being adjusted to make the system looklike it works better now. Teachers are not doing their job, because they're underpaid and not apriciated, either by students or their leaders. Too many kids are being kicked out of school, not enough knowledge of administration to handle their problems. Sad, sad situation, thank goodness my kids all graduated already, before this new board had been elected on false election campaign!

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Highland High School
9135 Erie Street, Highland, IN  46322
(219) 922-5610
Last modified Highland High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top