Highland Elementary School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Highland Elementary School

Highland Elementary School is a vibrant, welcoming learning environment located in the heart of the city. Our school is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students, where every student is valued and respected. We strive to provide a well-rounded education that is tailored to the individual needs of each student.
At Highland Elementary School, we provide a variety of educational opportunities for our students. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners, including those with special needs. We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, art, and more.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students reach their full potential. We believe in providing a positive learning environment that is focused on developing the whole child. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect, collaboration, and mutual understanding.
At Highland Elementary School, we are committed to providing an excellent education that is tailored to the needs of our students. We are proud of the work we do and look forward to helping our students reach their goals.

Address:

3156 Tabor Rd
Gadsden, AL 35904

Phone:

(256) 546-7409

Site:

hes.ecboe.org

Grades:

PreK – 6

Enrollment:

190 students

Overview Highland Elementary School

Highland Elementary School serves 190 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Highland Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Highland Elementary School

Highland Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Highland Elementary School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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