Highland Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 3156 Tabor Rd
       Gadsden, AL  35904


(256) 546-7409

District: Etowah County

SchoolDigger Rank:
365th of 692 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,660 Help

Students who attend Highland Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Gaston High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6
Number of students:  190

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.8%
Two or more races:
10.0%
Hispanic:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 27, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Highland Elementary School ranks worse than 52.7% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranks last among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Highland Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Etowah County School District. Racial makeup is: White (86.8%), two or more races (10%), Hispanic (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Elementary School is 14.6, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Elementary School is $10,660, which is the highest among 11 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Highland Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Elementary School 365th of 692 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Highland Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Etowah County:

SchoolDigger ranks Etowah County 43rd of 132 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.97 334th 623 46.4%
2005 43.36 438th 688 36.3%
2006 53.82 331st 689 52.0%
2007 60.35 296th 698 57.6%
2008 58.62 292nd 698 58.2%
2009 41.90 468th 696 32.8%
2010 27.73 586th 704 16.8%
2011 48.47 441st 709 37.8%
2012 40.09 510th 696 26.7%
2013 47.99 461st 696 33.8%
2014 31.76 509th 695 26.8%
2015 30.62 508th 691 26.5%
2016 49.19 352nd 691 49.1%
2017 55.99 302nd 688 56.1%
2018 59.26 286th 680 57.9%
2019 52.66 332nd 681 51.2%
2021 47.30 365th 692 47.3%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Highland Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 292 292
1989 286 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 286
1990 257 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1991 300 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1992 293 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1993 296 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1994 270 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1995 280 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1996 280 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1997 279 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1998 304 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1999 296 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2000 305 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2001 305 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2002 274 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 274
2003 274 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 274
2004 262 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 263
2005 301 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2006 292 0 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 295
2007 269 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 271
2008 256 0 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 262
2009 263 1 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 271
2010 255 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2011 234 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 244
2012 236 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 243
2013 230 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 237
2014 160 1 0 2 1 0 5 0 169
2015 177 1 0 1 0 0 9 0 188
2016 177 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 188
2017 170 3 0 3 0 0 7 0 183
2018 171 4 0 5 0 0 9 0 189
2019 154 1 0 4 1 0 14 0 174
2020 163 1 1 2 1 0 15 0 183
2021 165 2 0 3 1 0 19 0 190

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Highland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 292 13.0 22.4 0
1989 286 13.0 22.0 n/a
1990 257 14.0 18.3 0
1991 300 15.0 20.0 n/a
1992 293 18.0 16.2 n/a
1993 296 16.0 18.5 n/a
1994 270 17.2 15.7 n/a
1995 280 17.0 16.5 n/a
1996 280 17.0 16.5 n/a
1997 279 19.0 14.7 38.7
1998 304 20.0 15.2 33.6
1999 296 20.0 14.8 47
2000 305 20.0 15.3 56.7
2001 305 19.0 16.1 65.9
2002 274 19.0 14.4 70.4
2003 274 19.0 14.4 70.4
2004 263 23.8 11.1 71.9
2005 301 21.0 14.3 67.4
2006 295 21.0 14.0 63.7
2007 271 20.0 13.6 62.7
2008 262 20.7 12.7 59.5
2009 271 18.5 14.5 65.3
2010 258 23.8 10.8 71.7
2011 244 23.4 10.4 70.9
2012 243 21.6 11.2 80.2
2013 237 25.5 9.2 77.6
2014 169 15.4 10.9 76.3
2015 188 13.0 14.4 66
2016 188 13.0 14.4 63.3
2017 183 12.2 14.9 74.3
2018 189 12.2 15.4 66.1
2019 174 10.2 17.0 67.8
2020 183 13.0 14.0 62.8
2021 190 13.0 14.6 61.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Highland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 292 13.0 22.4 0
1989 286 13.0 22.0 n/a
1990 257 14.0 18.3 0
1991 300 15.0 20.0 n/a
1992 293 18.0 16.2 n/a
1993 296 16.0 18.5 n/a
1994 270 17.2 15.7 n/a
1995 280 17.0 16.5 n/a
1996 280 17.0 16.5 n/a
1997 279 19.0 14.7 38.7
1998 304 20.0 15.2 33.6
1999 296 20.0 14.8 47
2000 305 20.0 15.3 56.7
2001 305 19.0 16.1 65.9
2002 274 19.0 14.4 70.4
2003 274 19.0 14.4 70.4
2004 263 23.8 11.1 71.9
2005 301 21.0 14.3 67.4
2006 295 21.0 14.0 63.7
2007 271 20.0 13.6 62.7
2008 262 20.7 12.7 59.5
2009 271 18.5 14.5 65.3
2010 258 23.8 10.8 71.7
2011 244 23.4 10.4 70.9
2012 243 21.6 11.2 80.2
2013 237 25.5 9.2 77.6
2014 169 15.4 10.9 76.3
2015 188 13.0 14.4 66
2016 188 13.0 14.4 63.3
2017 183 12.2 14.9 74.3
2018 189 12.2 15.4 66.1
2019 174 10.2 17.0 67.8
2020 183 13.0 14.0 62.8
2021 190 13.0 14.6 61.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Highland Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,779 (16.7%) $8,880 (83.3%) $10,660

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 332nd of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 365th of 692 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highland Elementary School)484.2
 43.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)65.134.8
 30.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.530
 27.5%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highland Elementary School)42.120
 22.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.429.1
 23.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.323.9
 23.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highland Elementary School)34.83.2
 31.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.222.4
 29.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.924.4
 20.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Highland Elementary School)47.811.1
 36.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)46.119.9
 26.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.322.3
 23%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students174190
 9.2%
African American12
 100%
American Indian11
Asian00
Hispanic43
 25%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1419
 35.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.8%61.1%
 6.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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