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Highland Elementary School

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Posted April 26, 2012

The school is fantastic. The kids cleaning off their own tables at which they sat at is a good way to show them responsibilities and respect. The teachers work with,you and so does the princible. I think as a parent you should be involed in your childs life. If your kid is constantly getting into trouble at school, you as a parent needs to step it up at home. If your child is coming home sad everyday, you as a parent needs to step it up and call the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

I give this school 5 stars. The teachers are fantastic. Administration is strong. The principal listens to suggestions and she has made several positive changes. Strong PTO involvement. Many community and family involvement activities. This school is very safe with anti-bullying curriculum taught at every grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

If I could give it zero stars I would. BAD school! They let kids get away with threats of harming other kids, Bullying is a MAJOR problem in this school. Some of the teachers are good and the Principal thinks she is the best, but really not! Removed my child from that school for so many reasons and so glad I did. Not the only parent that took their child out and sent them to another district. They would rather keep the bad kids than the good ones. They have the kids cleaning off the lunchroom tables which employees should be doing. Keep away and keep your kids safe.
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Posted October 1, 2009

Ihave grandkids that go to highland and they are doing very well the teachers are the best !!!
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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.

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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 83% in 2010.

30 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black88%
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black77%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Black79%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students40%
Female28%
Male52%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students33%
Female20%
Male45%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male76%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students49%
Female46%
Male53%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male43%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students30%
Female37%
Male22%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 32% 9%
Hispanic 28% 7%
White 25% 73%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Michele Dewitt
Fax number
  • (763) 528-4407

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1500 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
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