Hightower Elementary School



Hightower Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hightower Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 21
K 137
1 152
2 157
3 141
4 114
5 122
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 844 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hightower Elementary School is the 230th largest public school in Georgia and the 3,363rd largest nationally. It has 14.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 844
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 59.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,363rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 230th out of 1,349
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 386th out of 1,337
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 168th out of 1,337

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Hightower Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 430
(51%)
37,848
(52%)
 Female 414
(49%)
35,553
(48%)

Hightower Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 715
(85%)
13,420
(18%)
 Black 69
(8%)
45,139
(61%)
 Asian 38
(5%)
4,794
(7%)
 White 14
(2%)
8,393
(11%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
1,346
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
122
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
187
(0%)

Hightower Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 760
(90%)
52,448
(71%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 43
(5%)
2,601
(4%)
 Not Eligible 41
(5%)
18,352
(25%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,336 ranked schools in Georgia, Hightower Elementary School is ranked 90th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hightower Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 65.3%. 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
2013 866
2014 832
2015 844

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
2013 16.4
2014 14.1
2015 14.1

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
2013 0.95034642032333
2014 0.99639423076923
2015 0.95142180094787

Compare Hightower Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,431.7% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 65.3%
 
This School 95.1%
 

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Public PK - 05 844 14.1:1  
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Public PK - 05 1,200 14.6:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 740 16:1 2 miles
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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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