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Highland Elementary School

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Posted August 31, 2014

Wow! I'm seeing some great changes within the school. I love how the teachers have jumped into academic lessons from day one. I feel like the staff is really on top of things this year and will show great improvement with our children. Each of them care about our children and have their best interest in mind. I love seeing everyone motivated! Parents, however, need to get involved more! At the PAC meeting, they mentioned the need for parents. Let us know what you need and then we can see if we can help the school & kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

Highland Elementary in Clovis, New Mexico -- My child is in kindergarten and I wouldn't recommend ANY child to attend this school. I am currently seeking a different school in hopes that we will find a better environment for our child to be in. I've been told by community members, that have lived here for quite some time, is that Highland Elementary was not always like this and it seems to have taken a turn in the last few years. I am so incredibly disappointed on how they handled a class division at the beginning of the school year, dumbfounded over a first parent/teacher conference where my child is "doing great!" but "your child hugs their friend too much" -- it's been one strange/shaking my head incident after another. The best is when my child came home to tell me they had talked about God in the classroom. Really? Is that even allowed? But hugs aren't?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

Highland is hands down the best elementary school in Las Cruces. Both of my children have been through this school K-5, for a total of 9 consecutive school years. The teachers are caring, nurturing and knowledgeable, there are opportunities for an after school program through the City of Las Cruces, Student Council, Young Rembrandts art lessons and Las Cruces Chess Academy are some optional after school programs (free or very low cost for these opportunities). The playground area is huge and the school is in a family friendly neighborhood. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the school - PTO, Volunteer in Classroom, Volunteer in AR store, Volunteer for Safe Routes to School Program, Book Fairs, Career Day, Science Fair to name a few. We have been so happy with our years at Highland and will truly miss being a part of this amazing school family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

From the Principal, Teachers, Secretaries, Janitors, etc..everyone is wonderful. They are all professional and show their love for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Highland Elementary is a great elementary school. The school is smaller than some of the the other area school, so more of a family like setting. Instruction is superior at highland, they are always pushing the kids to do the very best that they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

The quality of education at Highland is top notch. I have been very impressed with the staff and administration at Highland Elementary. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader. Highland is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best and I am glad to have my children attending Highland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

I am extremely impressed with the quality of the teachers, as well as the professionalism of Highland's Administration. This school provides a safe, structured environment, which holds high expectations for both its students, and its staff. Parental involvement is embraced by the principal and her staff. I am very please that my daughter has the opportunity to spend her educationally formative years at Highland Elementary School.
—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.

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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 51% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students50%
Female49%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited61%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited50%

Science

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities35%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited59%

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities47%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 59%
White 28% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 49%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4201 Emerald Street
Clovis, NM 88101
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Phone: (505) 527-9636

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