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Columbus, OH
Students enrolled: 303

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40 South Highland Ave
Columbus, OH 43223

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(614) 365-5935
(614) 365-8726
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April 19, 2015
Mr. Scott followed a very hands off principal who was absent or disengaged most of the time. When he came to Highland last year, the school was a mess. Bullying and harassment was pervasive and parents overtook the school to their pleasure. He came, set order in the school, implemented strict discipline expectations for staff and students. He even held parents accountable for our conduct. I did not like him at all until I saw the difference in my childs reading performance. I must admit, I was leary of having a stern African-American male leading a school in a community that has little to no positive Black males. He often brags about being the first Black male in the school's 120 year history. He decided to leave to pursue a doctorate. The school has not been the same since he left. I will miss him. I hope Columbus City Schools knows what they lost. The very parents that did not like him because of his color are now saying they miss him.

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October 07, 2014
Very poor communication! Call and leave messages with no reply. Happens all the time. The teachers care but the principal could be more tactful.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2008
Highland has a special need preschool program that is outstanding. The school as a whole is very family oriented and I must say, they go above and beyond to help each and every child to reach for the stars, overcoming any and all obstacles.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2007
Highland Elementary is a peaceful place. An oasis for children to learn and flourish. My child has made great gains in reading and math since attending Highland. They offer more than just education. They offer dental care, a children's hospital health care mobile unit, and the adopters provide bookbags and supplies, coats and hats, as well as many arts programs provided by CAPA. There are after school programs, tutoring, and also a proficiency Saturday school. The teachers are well educated and nurturing. The building is colorful and welcoming!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
MOst of the teachers are very dedicated to the student's education. Mrs. Leach is doing a wonderful job with the staff and student body. Mrs. Leach has also incorporated a very healthy and safe envirnoment for the students to learn. Parent involvement is very low, but there are 3 very dedicated women who are trying to make that change. Hopefully by the end of the 2005 school year parent involvement will be up and active. The children's extracurricular activities are strong in the areas of art, music, and gym, as well as the book swap. The book swap is a great resource for the children to enhance their reading capabilities. The librarian is also a very important resource to the childrens literacy needs.

- submitted by a parent

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Highland Elementary School
40 South Highland Ave, Columbus, OH  43223
(614) 365-5935
Last modified Highland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top