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Highland Elementary School

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Posted May 20, 2010

I have two children who attend this school. My first child has went to other schools who didn't seem to care about the children. Here the staff meets you ever morning and evening, they are also always working so hard with the students. My children think that school is like a second home and they love going there, that should say volumes about what kinda school it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

new staff and way taht things are done makes a world of difference. greatest school in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My son has attended this school since it first opened. The teachers and staff are friendly and helpful at all time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

My children have attended HES since it opened. They have gotten a wonderful education and are very involved in school activities including sports and the academic team. The principal now is not a personable person, but he is by no means rude or cruel to the students. Teachers are exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My child attended this school for a period of six months before I transferred him to PES. The principal is uncaring and likes to intimidate both children and parents. He is what I would describe as disrespectful and rude. The teachers my child had were not much better, things I discussed with them at open house were immediately forgotten the minute I walked out the door. The curriculum was not very impressive either. The afterschool daycare program was exceptional, and the school was clean but beyond that, it was a horrible experience for my child. His work vastly improved after just one week at his new school and so did his views on school in general. Parent involvement was not supported, if anything it was discouraged. Parent opinions, input and concerns were treated with open disdain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

My daughter is in the 5th grade and I have found the teachers and principal to be very caring and supportive. The principal has always treated me with respect and fairness. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

My children enrolled in Highland Elementary last year and I love the enthusiasm of the faculty and staff. My children felt special and that makes me happy. The principal makes EVERYBODY follow the rules and I feel that makes for a safe and fair environment not only for my children, but for all of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2004

My childs K and 1st grade teachers were awesome! The principal is awful. From my experience does not care for the kids or parents and loves to use intimidation with the kids. This puts us in a bind because we feel as though we can not speak to the principal about teacher problems because he doesnt care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

Teachers are excellent. They spend long hours and really care about the kids they teach. The principal does not care about teachers, parents, or students like he should. He is not there as often as he should be and does not treat teachers or parents with kindness. Parents want to be part of the school, but often express feelings that they are not appreciated or welcome. I would send my kids there simply because of the great teachers, hoping the rest would get better.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female63%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female44%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female40%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female68%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female37%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

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n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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649 US 23 South
Staffordsville, KY 41256
Phone: (606) 297-3674

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