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Highlands Elementary School

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Posted August 14, 2014

Highlands is a school with strong teachers who love to get kids involved in the love of learning. Incredible Principle Mrs. Matthews!! I am so fortunate to have my daughter in a school that loves to teach respect to others, kindness, and let them shine as individuals too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Highlands is a great school, with people who are very supporting and who care about the childern who go there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

We are so happy that our son goes to Highlands! The whole school is like a big extended family. The kids and teachers all know each other and are very welcoming to parents and siblings. We have been able to volunteer in our son's classroom and the Parent Action Committee is wonderful! I could go on and on....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

I am so very pleased that my daughter is attending Highlands Elementary School. The principal is caring and makes it a point to know each and every student who attends there. My daighter is in kindergarten. She loves learning and is thriving thanks to the tremendous dedication of her teacher and other school staff. The curriculum is challening but realistic. Special attention is paid to the individualistic needs of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

Terrific school! Great staff led by a wonderful,caring principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female65%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female47%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female13%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Title I0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 67%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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