Highland Elementary School



Highland Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highland Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 35
K 97
1 92
2 79
3 79
4 61
5 66
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Highland Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Waterloo, IA in the Waterloo Community School District. It enrolls 509 students in grades 1st through 12th. Highland Elementary School is the 102nd largest public school in Iowa and the 20,677th largest nationally. It has 11.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 509
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 43.51
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 20,677th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 102nd out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 89th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 23rd out of 723

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Highland Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 262
(51%)
3,893
(49%)
 Male 247
(49%)
4,100
(51%)

Highland Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 163
(32%)
4,214
(53%)
 Black 146
(29%)
2,148
(27%)
 Hispanic 139
(27%)
878
(11%)
 Two or More 46
(9%)
551
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 12
(2%)
68
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
104
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
30
(0%)

Highland Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 408
(80%)
4,999
(63%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 52
(10%)
697
(9%)
 Not Eligible 49
(10%)
2,297
(29%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Highland Elementary School is ranked 15th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highland Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (90.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 43.8%. 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.

Highland Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 437
2006 482
2007 482
2008 481
2009 490
2010 506
2011 526
2012 509

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.3
2006 13.1
2007 11.8
2008 11.5
2009 11.1
2010 12.3
2011 12.5
2012 11.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.54919908466819
2006 0.66182572614108
2007 0.73858921161826
2008 0.71101871101871
2009 0.74489795918367
2010 0.86758893280632
2011 0.86501901140684
2012 0.90373280943026

Compare Highland Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,170.0% 11.7:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 90.4%
 

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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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