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Highland Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 689 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2011

This school is average maby above average academically... It lacks black students as well as black staff/ teachers.( But hey... Thats everywhere in San Antonio) Being 1 of 3 Black Fathers I saw every morning I felt very disrespected dropping off my children from this school.. Out of all the hispanic parents walking the halls taking their kids to their classrooms with out sign in name tags on. The same Hispanic principle felt the need to badger me about not having one every morning. Leaving him speechless each time he questioned me because I pointed out that countless hispanics passed him with out name tags and he greeted them with good mornings. He stopped messing wit me after he knew i wasn't gone get a name tag and my attitude only got worse each time he question me. Another thing if anyone wanted to drop off class snacks ect.. during school they don't let you go to your childs class regaurdless of the verification you show. You can before the morning bell with a name tag but not at all during school... messed up rules... they act like they don't want you to catch them slipping around your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

Teachers are very interested in the student suceeding in life and to make sure they make the right decisions. Thank you for the following teachers there at Highlands hills elem. Mrs. Lara 4th grade, Mrs. Bergh 3rd grade, Mrs. Rodriguez 1st grade, Ms. Justice 3rd grade, and last but not least Mr. Gonzales 1st grade with all of their advise and guidance they have made my daughter's life. She has had some of the wonder teacher in the past and some she has met in the hallway or in challenge. We need more teacher's like these the really and truly care about our kids education. Thank you for doing a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

I just moved here from Louisiana and I am very happy with this school. My son has a hearing problem and learning disability too and they are helping alot more than he got help in La. He just started with the help and can't wait to see how his grades increase.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

All the personel is very professional, I'm very happy with this 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.

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual82%

Math

All Students60%
Female55%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual93%

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female85%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students72%
Female85%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual89%

Science

All Students72%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 52%
Black 3% 13%
White 2% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JOANELDA DELEON
Fax number
  • (210) 534-6484

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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734 Glamis Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78223
Phone: (210) 534-6461

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