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Highlands Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 664 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2011

I have found this school to be a good one for kids of all types. Staff are always willing to make families to feel comfortable and to give knowledge of how to be more involved with your students work and capabilities. Yes test scores may be down a bit but the teacher quaility is 100% effort there! Teachers bend over backwards to help you(as the parent) and your student(s) to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

While I enjoy getting weekly updates on my child;s performance, I am angry at the fact that my 4th graders curriculum is well below the standard for what fourth graders should be learning. My child is struggling in math, and it seems there is no emphasis on building strong foundations in learning. The school is more concerned with their 'Class meetings' and time outs, and less with providing a curriculum that is in line with what children should be learning. I am investigating having my child put into a different school now, and will not enroll my second child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

In my sons last school year, he had a daily review. Each activity/hour he was graded on, it allowed me to see how my child was doing daily. That was really great to see.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income39%
Not low income83%
Special education23%
Not special education57%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income54%
Not low income91%
Special education31%
Not special education72%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female47%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income54%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income33%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students73%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income69%
Not low income85%
Special education44%
Not special education80%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income64%
Not low income90%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income60%
Not low income80%
Special education69%
Not special education64%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 48% 18%
White 19% 63%
Asian 16% 7%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 167%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 240%N/A8%
Special education 212%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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2720 NE 7th St
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 204-4600

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