Highlands Elementary

Public K-6

 3131 S. Barcelona St.
       Spring Valley, CA  91977-3003


(619) 668-5780

District: La Mesa-Spring Valley

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,951 Help

Students who attend Highlands Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Spring Valley Academy
High:    Monte Vista High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.1
Number of students:  523

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.1%
Hepatitis B:
98.1%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.8%
White:
17.0%
African American:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

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


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Compare Details Highlands Elementary is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Highlands Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.8%), White (17%), African American (14.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highlands Elementary is 26.1, which is the 9th best among 0 elementary schools in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highlands Elementary is $5,951. 9 elementary schools in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District spend more per student.
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Rank History for Highlands Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.97 983rd 4809 79.6%
2005 68.40 1404th 4822 70.9%
2006 60.77 1710th 4818 64.5%
2007 60.14 1821st 5113 64.4%
2008 70.45 1379th 5113 73.0%
2009 58.25 2018th 5193 61.1%
2010 48.18 2678th 5314 49.6%
2011 50.72 2557th 5377 52.4%
2012 42.13 3128th 5390 42.0%
2013 52.50 2539th 5530 54.1%
2015 36.43 3238th 5611 42.3%
2016 39.14 3131st 5614 44.2%
2017 30.31 3806th 5692 33.1%
2018 27.95 4002nd 5662 29.3%
2019 34.16 3597th 5789 37.9%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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

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Enrollment information for Highlands Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 395 34 18 44 1 n/a n/a 0 492
1989 428 29 16 42 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1990 428 24 17 56 2 n/a n/a 0 527
1991 418 25 14 70 3 n/a n/a 0 530
1992 396 32 12 80 3 n/a n/a 0 523
1993 379 27 16 91 2 n/a n/a 0 515
1994 327 39 14 88 5 n/a n/a 0 473
1995 311 53 19 107 4 n/a n/a 0 494
1996 311 53 19 107 4 n/a n/a 0 494
1997 317 83 23 88 3 n/a n/a 0 514
1998 317 92 20 93 8 n/a n/a 0 530
1999 287 87 19 98 9 n/a n/a 12 512
2000 271 90 21 108 7 n/a n/a 31 528
2001 269 85 18 120 6 n/a n/a 47 545
2002 254 62 17 133 7 n/a n/a 44 517
2003 254 62 17 133 7 n/a n/a 44 517
2004 243 65 15 132 6 n/a n/a 37 498
2005 204 52 14 130 3 n/a n/a 46 449
2006 184 43 16 133 2 n/a n/a 60 438
2007 163 43 13 132 2 n/a n/a 47 400
2008 156 36 12 119 n/a n/a n/a 0 323
2009 150 66 9 198 1 6 95 0 525
2010 157 70 10 222 1 7 50 0 517
2011 139 59 10 241 4 4 41 0 498
2012 140 60 5 276 3 4 45 0 533
2013 127 55 6 264 1 6 38 0 497
2014 133 74 5 261 1 5 41 0 520
2015 122 74 9 263 2 2 40 0 512
2016 128 70 19 283 1 8 27 0 536
2017 106 74 16 301 1 7 30 0 535
2018 98 93 12 290 1 6 44 0 544
2019 97 79 17 280 1 8 48 0 530
2020 105 73 13 308 1 7 48 0 555
2021 89 74 12 292 1 8 47 0 523

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 Highlands Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 492 19.5 25.2 n/a
1989 515 20.3 25.3 n/a
1990 527 22.3 23.6 n/a
1991 530 23.3 22.7 n/a
1992 523 23.7 22.0 25.8
1993 515 22.8 22.6 0
1994 473 21.4 22.1 35.3
1995 494 22.6 21.9 38.3
1996 494 22.6 21.9 38.3
1997 514 22.6 22.7 44.4
1998 530 26.0 20.4 48.9
1999 512 27.2 18.8 47.6
2000 528 24.0 22.0 46.9
2001 545 26.0 21.0 48.2
2002 517 26.8 19.3 40.4
2003 517 26.8 19.3 40.4
2004 498 24.3 20.5 42.3
2005 449 23.3 19.3 49.4
2006 438 20.8 21.1 53.4
2007 400 19.6 20.4 51.3
2008 323 25.2 12.8 58.2
2009 525 27.0 17.9 65.7
2010 517 25.0 20.6 65.8
2011 498 n/a n/a 63.7
2012 533 18.0 29.6 n/a
2013 497 18.0 27.6 61.8
2014 520 18.1 28.6 72.1
2015 512 20.0 25.6 74.8
2016 536 20.0 26.8 75.7
2017 535 20.5 26.0 76.1
2018 544 19.0 28.6 78.9
2019 530 19.0 27.8 76.6
2020 555 n/a n/a 78.4
2021 523 20.0 26.1 72.8

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 Highlands Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 492 19.5 25.2 n/a
1989 515 20.3 25.3 n/a
1990 527 22.3 23.6 n/a
1991 530 23.3 22.7 n/a
1992 523 23.7 22.0 25.8
1993 515 22.8 22.6 0
1994 473 21.4 22.1 35.3
1995 494 22.6 21.9 38.3
1996 494 22.6 21.9 38.3
1997 514 22.6 22.7 44.4
1998 530 26.0 20.4 48.9
1999 512 27.2 18.8 47.6
2000 528 24.0 22.0 46.9
2001 545 26.0 21.0 48.2
2002 517 26.8 19.3 40.4
2003 517 26.8 19.3 40.4
2004 498 24.3 20.5 42.3
2005 449 23.3 19.3 49.4
2006 438 20.8 21.1 53.4
2007 400 19.6 20.4 51.3
2008 323 25.2 12.8 58.2
2009 525 27.0 17.9 65.7
2010 517 25.0 20.6 65.8
2011 498 n/a n/a 63.7
2012 533 18.0 29.6 n/a
2013 497 18.0 27.6 61.8
2014 520 18.1 28.6 72.1
2015 512 20.0 25.6 74.8
2016 536 20.0 26.8 75.7
2017 535 20.5 26.0 76.1
2018 544 19.0 28.6 78.9
2019 530 19.0 27.8 76.6
2020 555 n/a n/a 78.4
2021 523 20.0 26.1 72.8

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Highlands Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201496.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%97.0%
201598.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201696.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%97.0%99.0%96.0%97.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%98.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202097.1%1.0%1.9%98.1%98.1%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Highlands Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,951

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highlands Elementary

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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students530523
 1.3%
African American7974
 6.3%
American Indian11
Asian1712
 29.4%
Hispanic280292
 4.3%
Pacific Islander88
Two or More Races4847
 2.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.6%72.8%
 3.8%




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

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