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Highland Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 12 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2014

Highland is an amazing school with wonderful, CARING teachers! They listen to you and ALWAYS ALWAYS put your child first! Couldn't be happier to be a TItan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

This is a school that truly puts students first! Many of the teachers at HES are often seen attending ball games and ballet performances. They go the extra mile to ensure that the students feel welcome and loved! HES is a greaty "family" school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

Some characteristics of a great school are high expectations, dedicated teachers, effective discipline, and varied instructional techniques. Under the leadership of principal, Marilyn Naron, these characteristics prevail at Highland Elementary School. In addition to being a part of an exceptional educational experience, students are able to participate in school functions such as plays and musicals, movie nights, Helping Hands community projects and the Titan Trot 5K. As a parent, you invest many hours into shaping the life of your child so that he or she will grow to become a productive member of society. I take my child to school each day knowing that the faculty at Highland Elementary School carries that same goal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

We have an excellent principal, teachers and wonderful music teacher. They are all very supportive of our children


Posted April 19, 2010

great teachers; great facility; great music program; great PE program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers at Highland are the best around...they can take any child and make the classroom special for that one student. There are alot of challenges to overcome, but the teachers handle each situation with great care and pride.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

This is our daughter's first year at Highland Elementary but she loves it. We thought it would be hard on her changing schools but the atmosphere at the school is so warm that no one should feel anything less than welcome when you first enter the building.I think it is a great school choice if you are looking for a school in that area.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 50%
White 28% 46%
Hispanic 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 63%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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330 Brame Rd
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 853-8103

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