Highland High School

Public 8-12

 4301 East Guadalupe Road
       Gilbert, AZ  85234


 (480) 497-3300

 School Website

District: Gilbert Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 420 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.0
Number of students:  2,945

Racial breakdown:
White:
74.6%
Hispanic:
14.7%
Asian:
5.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Highland High School ranked better than 77.6% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranked 4th among 7 ranked high schools in the Gilbert Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.48. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Highland High School has the largest high school student body size in the Gilbert Unified District. Racial makeup is: White (74.6%), Hispanic (14.7%), Asian (5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 17.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland High School is 24. 5 high schools in the Gilbert Unified District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Highland High School employs 122.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Highland High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland High School 94th of 420 Arizona public high schools. (See Highland High School in the ranking list.)

Gilbert Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Unified District 87th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Highland High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 89.79 35th 395 91.1%
2010 89.49 40th 403 90.1%
2011 91.79 31st 397 92.2%
2012 89.64 38th 471 91.9%
2013 85.61 52nd 491 89.4%
2014 87.58 40th 394 89.8%
2015 71.70 44th 261 83.1%
2016 84.22 42nd 406 89.7%
2017 78.55 50th 416 88.0%
2018 66.48 94th 420 77.6%

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

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Sunday, March 18, 2012

Open Quote Great parent involvement, supportive administration and focused faculty and departments. I currently have two children attending Highland and one that graduated two years ago. We have experienced much of what Highland has to offer from sports to music to clubs as well as their focus on academic success. The school is focused on leading the district and being a pioneer in technology. This is a large school and the school population represents the school boundaries with a good mix of different sized homes in different subdivisions. The school has very active boosters supporting over 16 clubs/sports/organizations and it creates an environment where students have opportunities to participate and succeed. I highly recommend Highland High School! Close Quote


by a student
Monday, April 13, 2009

Open Quote the principal is very mean to students and he spend a lot of the funding we need on a new office! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Highland High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 1529 23 20 103 3 n/a n/a 0 1678
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997 2598 39 53 202 11 n/a n/a 0 2903
1998 2743 48 64 194 10 n/a n/a 0 3059
1999 2430 57 61 176 11 n/a n/a 0 2735
2000 2380 63 63 178 6 n/a n/a 0 2690
2001 2365 59 58 172 6 n/a n/a 0 2660
2002 2089 43 71 174 14 n/a n/a 0 2391
2003 2089 43 71 174 14 n/a n/a 0 2391
2004 2044 39 79 172 13 n/a n/a 0 2347
2005 2120 55 89 205 14 n/a n/a 0 2483
2006 2240 55 111 241 15 n/a n/a 0 2662
2007 2348 78 108 291 21 n/a n/a 0 2846
2008 2374 92 132 300 23 n/a n/a 0 2921
2009 2410 102 150 323 21 n/a n/a 0 3006
2010 2402 97 153 301 23 n/a n/a 0 2976
2011 2344 96 162 330 25 3 4 0 2964
2012 2304 94 150 336 22 2 18 0 2926
2013 2333 90 155 351 26 11 21 0 2987
2014 2317 93 162 380 22 11 25 0 3010
2015 2348 88 157 405 20 12 35 0 3065
2016 2369 80 160 430 22 11 36 0 3108
2017 2196 88 146 432 19 11 53 0 2945

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 High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 1678 79.4 21.1 n/a
1995 n/a 125.9 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 125.9 0.0 n/a
1997 2903 145.1 20.0 n/a
1998 3059 166.1 18.4 n/a
1999 2735 147.9 18.5 n/a
2000 2690 158.0 17.0 n/a
2001 2660 148.7 17.9 n/a
2002 2391 135.1 17.7 n/a
2003 2391 135.1 17.7 n/a
2004 2347 128.9 18.2 0.0
2005 2483 137.1 18.1 1.0
2006 2662 145.3 18.3 7.4
2007 2846 151.4 18.8 8.5
2008 2921 152.1 19.2 9.1
2009 3006 156.5 19.2 12.6
2010 2976 141.0 21.1 13.6
2011 2964 138.5 21.3 16.0
2012 2926 131.0 22.3 9.8
2013 2987 136.4 21.8 1.2
2014 3010 141.3 21.2 0.9
2015 3065 124.0 24.7 0.4
2016 3108 135.0 23.0 0.5
2017 2945 122.3 24.0 17.3

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 High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 1678 79.4 21.1 n/a
1995 n/a 125.9 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 125.9 0.0 n/a
1997 2903 145.1 20.0 n/a
1998 3059 166.1 18.4 n/a
1999 2735 147.9 18.5 n/a
2000 2690 158.0 17.0 n/a
2001 2660 148.7 17.9 n/a
2002 2391 135.1 17.7 n/a
2003 2391 135.1 17.7 n/a
2004 2347 128.9 18.2 0.0
2005 2483 137.1 18.1 1.0
2006 2662 145.3 18.3 7.4
2007 2846 151.4 18.8 8.5
2008 2921 152.1 19.2 9.1
2009 3006 156.5 19.2 12.6
2010 2976 141.0 21.1 13.6
2011 2964 138.5 21.3 16.0
2012 2926 131.0 22.3 9.8
2013 2987 136.4 21.8 1.2
2014 3010 141.3 21.2 0.9
2015 3065 124.0 24.7 0.4
2016 3108 135.0 23.0 0.5
2017 2945 122.3 24.0 17.3

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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