Highlands Elementary



Highlands Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highlands Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 126
1 80
2 62
3 63
4 67
5 62
6 76
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Highlands Elementary is a public elementary school located in Spring Valley, CA in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. It enrolls 536 students in grades 1st through 12th. Highlands Elementary is the 2,913th largest public school in California and the 18,665th largest nationally. It has 27.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 536
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 19.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,665th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,913th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,513th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,639th out of 6,257

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Highlands Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 276
(51%)
5,400
(49%)
 Male 260
(49%)
5,591
(51%)

Highlands Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 283
(53%)
5,351
(49%)
 White 128
(24%)
3,103
(28%)
 Black 70
(13%)
1,068
(10%)
 Two or More 27
(5%)
813
(7%)
 Asian 19
(4%)
546
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 8
(1%)
82
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
28
(0%)

Highlands Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 335
(63%)
5,458
(50%)
 Not Eligible 130
(24%)
4,279
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 71
(13%)
1,254
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Highlands Elementary is ranked 2,070th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highlands Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.7%) is higher than the state average of 60.7%. 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.

Highlands Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 378
2006 353
2007 323
2008 525
2009 517
2010 498
2011 533
2012 497
2013 520
2014 512
2015 536

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.2
2006 18
2007 12.8
2008 19.4
2009 20.7
2010 N/A
2011 29.6
2012 27.6
2013 28.6
2014 26.3
2015 27.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53439153439153
2006 0.51274787535411
2007 0.58204334365325
2008 0.65714285714286
2009 0.65764023210832
2010 0.63654618473896
2011
2012 0.61770623742455
2013 0.72115384615385
2014 0.748046875
2015 0.75746268656716

Compare Highlands Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,750.0% 27.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 75.7%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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