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Highland Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 313 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2013

Much progress has been made over the last couple of years in improving not only the school, but the quality of education has improved as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

My daughter started k5 this year and I thought this school would be great based on the reviews I read from this site. But unfortunatly my daughter is having an awful time. She as had on a few occasions other students steal out of her bookbag and heard language on the playground I do not tolerate. I feel like she is being held back b/c of the other studens inability to learn as well or fast as she can based on the fact that most of the students in her class cannot even speak ENGLISH!!! that is a major concern, I am all about hispanic children learning english but not to the expence of my child not learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Currently my son is in 2nd grade at Highland Park. He love the sschool and so do I! He also attended Kindergarten and 1st grade at HPES with the same great teachers, loving staff, and all around support and education our community has grown to expect from this great school. There is always activities going on that parents can get involved in from the carnivals to movie nights to classroom helpers. There is also a great emphasis on exercise and play time as well as academic requirements, teachings and rewards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

HPES is a very good school. Our son loves going there. The teachers are very helpful <our son has had a rough year personally with family> and are willing to talk with them and help them in any way possible. That makes us feel good as parents because we know that the teachers are willing to assist whether it be personal or school related. Awesome teachers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

Myself and most of my cousin's attended Highland Park as kids. Now that we have kids of our own they also attend Highland Park. I personally think this is the best elementary school in Maury County. The staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

I really love this school. The staff is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

Both of my children have attended Highland Park and they loved it! Many parents are involved through PTO, volunteer programs, scouts, etc. HPES also has technology, cross country, jump rope team, and music.The choir takes a yearly trip to compete against other schools. We love our Tigers!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White19%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students25%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 67%
Hispanic 22% 7%
Black 16% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 89%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1606 Highland Av
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 388-7325

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