Best Public Schools in North Highlands, CA


The North Highlands, California area is home to 12 schools, including 8 elementary schools, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative school, all part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District, which is ranked 1148 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Among the standout schools in the area are Creative Connections Arts Academy, a public charter high school with a 100% four-year graduation rate and 0% dropout rate, significantly better than the other high schools in the district. Hillsdale Elementary also stands out, with the lowest student-teacher ratio and the highest 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, as well as strong test scores. Sierra View Elementary has the second-highest 3-star rating and strong math test scores.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in academic performance across the district, with some schools significantly outperforming the district and state averages, while others lag behind. Chronic absenteeism rates are high, ranging from 18.2% to 80.4%, and the high rates of free/reduced-price lunch recipients, ranging from 72.13% to 95.33%, suggest that many students come from low-income families, which may be a factor in the academic performance challenges. Despite these challenges, the data indicates that there are opportunities to learn from the high-performing schools in the district and develop targeted interventions to improve performance across the area.

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

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