Highland Elementary



Highland Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highland Elementary Students by Grade
PK 55
K 105
1 86
2 85
3 86
4 77
5 64
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Highland Elementary is a public elementary school located in Silver Spring, MD in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It enrolls 558 students in grades 1st through 12th. Highland Elementary is the 313th largest public school in Maryland and the 16,824th largest nationally. It has 11.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 558
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 48
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,824th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 313th out of 922
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 78th out of 920
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 97th out of 920

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Highland Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 301
(54%)
57,010
(52%)
 Female 257
(46%)
53,421
(48%)

Highland Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 398
(71%)
33,079
(30%)
 Black 80
(14%)
23,326
(21%)
 White 33
(6%)
32,624
(30%)
 Asian 25
(4%)
15,606
(14%)
 Two or More 15
(3%)
5,534
(5%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
206
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
56
(0%)

Highland Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 374
(67%)
34,821
(32%)
 Not Eligible 115
(21%)
68,548
(62%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 69
(12%)
7,062
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 921 ranked schools in Maryland, Highland Elementary is ranked 126th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highland Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (79.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.4%. 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 643
2006 639
2007 487
2008 456
2009 478
2010 461
2011 485
2012 534
2013 544
2014 542
2015 558

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9.9
2006 10.5
2007 10.2
2008 9.7
2009 11.1
2010 10.2
2011 10.9
2012 11.9
2013 11.5
2014 11.4
2015 11.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.69362363919129
2006 0.73082942097027
2007 0.75770020533881
2008 0.81798245614035
2009 0.84100418410042
2010 0.83947939262473
2011 0.81855670103093
2012 0.82209737827715
2013 0.83455882352941
2014 0.81180811808118
2015 0.79390681003584

Compare Highland Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,160.0% 11.6:1
 
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 48.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 79.4%
 

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

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