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Highland Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

highland is a great school, with great teachers and staff, It is a good neighborhood school, all my grandchildren have gone to Highland.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2011

My son has attended school here since Kg and he will be entering the 4th in 2011-2012. This is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff all work together to encourage the students to do their best. We lost our previous principal whom had been there for many years and we all loved him, and we were a little leary of the new principal for this past year. She did a wonderful job and has added a special twist to the school. HIGHLAND IS AWESOME!!!!!!! GO BULLDOGS!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2010

I attended Highland k-5th. I loved all of my teachers. The school recently got a new principal that has been a great teacher for years. When I reached middle school, I had teachers telling me that they could tell a real difference between the students who went to Highland and those that did not. I am now in college to become an elementary teacher because of the great example set by the teachers I had as a child.


Posted August 25, 2009

We love our school it is so great. Our teachers are the best. Our principal is super.It is the all around . Thanks to all of the stuff for making this possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

My 10 year old daughter just finished 4th grade at Highland and did wonderful, as she has since starting Pre-K there. The teachers and administration there are great and very involved. In fact I have heard Highland described as 'the hidden jewel' of Ouachita Parish. I attended the school from '61 to '66 and it was a great school then with lots of fond memories made back in those days. If you're looking for a great school with a good teacher/pupil ratio, Highland Elementary is a great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

Sending my daughter to Highland was like sending her to an exclusive private school. The teachers were wonderful. My daughter went on to college with a full academic scholarship because of the great education she started out with at Highland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

My grandaughter just finished here and my little boy is in his second year I have been to several different schools at monroe and have never seen a school with the staff and teachers so invovlved and caring . This by far is the best school I have been to . I wish my other kids could have had this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My senior at West Monroe High attended Highland and I have a third grader there now. It is a wonderful school! The fact that it is a smaller school is such a blessing. The students get one on one attention and the teachers really care. Mr. Comeaux is a very involved principal and seems to enjoy his job. I wouldn't choose any elementary school over Highland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

I have two children at Highland. I can't say enough about the quality of education they receive there. The principal is always accessible, the teachers are absolutely wonderful, and they really stress reading and math, which I consider to be extremely important! I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My son attends Highland Elementary, as one of the other mothers told me before my son started attending, Highland is 'West Monroe's best kept secret'. The teachers are attentive and truly care about the students as well as the parental involvement. I don't have enough space on here to explain how picky of a mother I am or how thankful I am for Highland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 47%
Black 14% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 Wellerman Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 396-1213

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