Hightower Elementary School



Hightower Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hightower Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 22
K 149
1 140
2 143
3 121
4 118
5 83
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hightower Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Doraville, GA in the Dekalb County School District. It enrolls 776 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hightower Elementary School is the 296th largest public school in Georgia and the 4,772nd largest nationally. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 776
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 48.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,772nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 296th out of 1,344
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 846th out of 1,342
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 313th out of 1,342

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Hightower Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 411
(53%)
36,586
(51%)
 Female 365
(47%)
34,548
(49%)

Hightower Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 640
(82%)
10,949
(15%)
 Black 78
(10%)
46,258
(65%)
 Asian 36
(5%)
4,099
(6%)
 White 16
(2%)
8,419
(12%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
1,126
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
111
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
172
(0%)

Hightower Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 727
(94%)
48,857
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(3%)
3,412
(5%)
 Not Eligible 22
(3%)
18,865
(27%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,340 ranked schools in Georgia, Hightower Elementary School is ranked 72nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hightower Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Hightower Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 522
2006 552
2007 569
2008 599
2009 569
2010 654
2011 716
2012 776

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.6
2006 13
2007 13.1
2008 13.5
2009 13.6
2010 15.5
2011 14.6
2012 15.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.94061302681992
2006 0.94746376811594
2007 0.97891036906854
2008 0.99332220367279
2009 0.96836555360281
2010 0.9525993883792
2011 0.95530726256983
2012 0.97164948453608

Compare Hightower Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,448.8% 14.5:1
 
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 62.6%
 
This School 97.2%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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