Highlands Elementary

Public K-5

 1326 Pennsylvania Blvd.
       Concord, CA  94521-4103


(925) 672-5252

District: Mt. Diablo Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1338th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,494 Help


Students who attend Highlands Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pine Hollow Middle
High:    Northgate High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.3 Help
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
32.5%
White:
29.3%
Hispanic:
24.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15% Help


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Compare Details Highlands Elementary ranks better than 77.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 10th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.75. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Highlands Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (32.5%), White (29.3%), Hispanic (24.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15% 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 27.3. 17 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highlands Elementary is $11,494. 19 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highlands Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highlands Elementary 1338th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Highlands Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Mt. Diablo Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Mt. Diablo Unified 737th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Highlands Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.52 1208th 4809 74.9%
2005 73.21 1199th 4822 75.1%
2006 74.55 1157th 4818 76.0%
2007 76.71 1107th 5113 78.3%
2008 72.57 1303rd 5113 74.5%
2009 65.74 1649th 5193 68.2%
2010 75.27 1217th 5314 77.1%
2011 81.36 924th 5377 82.8%
2012 79.56 1055th 5390 80.4%
2013 83.13 880th 5530 84.1%
2015 67.34 1601st 5611 71.5%
2016 63.73 1824th 5614 67.5%
2017 55.52 2251st 5692 60.5%
2018 61.97 1952nd 5662 65.5%
2019 67.91 1698th 5789 70.7%
2021 79.75 278th 1417 80.4%
2022 82.38 1074th 5883 81.7%
2023 75.75 1332nd 5848 77.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.72 275th 339 18.9%
2019 26.99 357th 445 19.8%
2022 47.51 366th 610 40.0%
2023 21.27 559th 667 16.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.40 552nd 2416 77.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.43 1373rd 5084 73.0%
2019 76.58 865th 5173 83.3%
2021 86.47 92nd 1110 91.7%
2022 83.36 621st 5264 88.2%
2023 45.75 2647th 5355 50.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.92 1981st 5413 63.4%
2019 60.52 1946th 5492 64.6%
2021 78.04 255th 1267 79.9%
2022 84.15 904th 5635 84.0%
2023 75.51 1258th 5595 77.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.19 873rd 2128 59.0%
2019 63.05 650th 2585 74.9%
2022 56.85 665th 2227 70.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.12 1844th 5431 66.0%
2019 72.46 1410th 5510 74.4%
2021 77.50 272nd 1272 78.6%
2022 75.48 1306th 5663 76.9%
2023 71.93 1405th 5627 75.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.69 2246th 4830 53.5%
2019 57.52 1819th 4963 63.3%
2022 80.99 700th 5084 86.2%
2023 74.51 979th 5079 80.7%
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Rank History for White students at Highlands Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.15 1888th 2737 31.0%
2019 48.50 1599th 2834 43.6%
2022 58.55 1203rd 2726 55.9%
2023 61.31 1066th 2659 59.9%
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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 648 11 50 28 1 n/a n/a 0 738
1989 648 13 56 34 1 n/a n/a 0 752
1990 664 12 84 35 0 n/a n/a 0 795
1991 650 13 110 50 1 n/a n/a 0 824
1992 635 13 111 59 3 n/a n/a 0 821
1993 647 12 107 60 1 n/a n/a 0 827
1994 590 12 91 63 1 n/a n/a 0 757
1995 579 15 81 72 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1996 579 15 81 72 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1997 602 19 82 73 0 n/a n/a 0 776
1998 596 21 79 72 4 n/a n/a 0 772
1999 597 17 77 75 3 n/a n/a 0 769
2000 612 17 80 83 4 n/a n/a 0 796
2001 589 11 78 72 2 n/a n/a 0 752
2002 535 22 93 88 1 n/a n/a 0 739
2003 535 22 93 88 1 n/a n/a 0 739
2004 485 25 95 99 1 n/a n/a 0 705
2005 470 24 93 89 2 n/a n/a 0 678
2006 449 21 100 95 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2007 428 20 109 106 3 n/a n/a 0 666
2008 439 25 118 122 5 n/a n/a 0 709
2009 421 32 103 117 3 5 21 0 702
2010 404 20 107 110 3 5 21 0 670
2011 372 18 89 103 2 5 40 0 629
2012 349 22 87 106 2 5 52 0 623
2013 364 21 95 114 3 4 88 0 689
2014 341 16 92 115 2 1 87 0 654
2015 311 14 90 121 1 2 102 0 641
2016 315 13 83 132 1 4 91 0 639
2017 279 9 77 131 0 2 99 0 597
2018 257 11 78 131 0 2 104 0 583
2019 207 6 55 121 0 2 151 0 542
2020 231 13 63 119 0 2 101 0 529
2021 209 10 66 115 0 1 111 0 512
2022 158 10 65 111 0 1 137 0 482
2023 144 11 54 122 0 1 160 0 492

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

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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 738 29.0 25.4 n/a
1989 752 29.5 25.4 n/a
1990 795 30.5 26.0 n/a
1991 824 30.5 27.0 n/a
1992 821 31.0 26.4 7.9
1993 827 28.5 29.0 13.2
1994 757 28.4 26.7 14.4
1995 747 29.0 25.8 14.9
1996 747 29.0 25.8 14.9
1997 776 31.0 25.0 14.9
1998 772 36.0 21.4 15.7
1999 769 37.8 20.3 12.5
2000 796 35.8 22.2 11.7
2001 752 36.0 20.9 10.9
2002 739 34.8 21.2 11
2003 739 34.8 21.2 11
2004 705 36.0 19.6 11.3
2005 678 30.0 22.6 11.4
2006 669 30.5 21.9 0
2007 666 32.5 20.5 13.7
2008 709 36.0 19.7 12.6
2009 702 32.0 20.6 15.2
2010 670 27.0 24.8 16.4
2011 629 n/a n/a 16.2
2012 623 24.0 25.9 n/a
2013 689 25.9 26.6 19.7
2014 654 23.0 28.4 19
2015 641 24.0 26.7 18.1
2016 639 24.0 26.6 15
2017 597 24.0 24.8 15.9
2018 583 24.5 23.7 18.9
2019 542 22.0 24.6 19.2
2020 529 n/a n/a 16.1
2021 512 20.0 25.6 19.5
2022 482 17.2 27.9 31.1
2023 492 18.0 27.3 15

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Highlands Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 738 29.0 25.4 n/a
1989 752 29.5 25.4 n/a
1990 795 30.5 26.0 n/a
1991 824 30.5 27.0 n/a
1992 821 31.0 26.4 7.9
1993 827 28.5 29.0 13.2
1994 757 28.4 26.7 14.4
1995 747 29.0 25.8 14.9
1996 747 29.0 25.8 14.9
1997 776 31.0 25.0 14.9
1998 772 36.0 21.4 15.7
1999 769 37.8 20.3 12.5
2000 796 35.8 22.2 11.7
2001 752 36.0 20.9 10.9
2002 739 34.8 21.2 11
2003 739 34.8 21.2 11
2004 705 36.0 19.6 11.3
2005 678 30.0 22.6 11.4
2006 669 30.5 21.9 0
2007 666 32.5 20.5 13.7
2008 709 36.0 19.7 12.6
2009 702 32.0 20.6 15.2
2010 670 27.0 24.8 16.4
2011 629 n/a n/a 16.2
2012 623 24.0 25.9 n/a
2013 689 25.9 26.6 19.7
2014 654 23.0 28.4 19
2015 641 24.0 26.7 18.1
2016 639 24.0 26.6 15
2017 597 24.0 24.8 15.9
2018 583 24.5 23.7 18.9
2019 542 22.0 24.6 19.2
2020 529 n/a n/a 16.1
2021 512 20.0 25.6 19.5
2022 482 17.2 27.9 31.1
2023 492 18.0 27.3 15

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
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201396.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201498.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201597.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201696.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201796.0%1.0%1.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%96.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201997.0%3.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%

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 $11,494

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highlands Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1698th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1332nd of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highlands Elementary)59.345.8
 13.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)4843.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highlands Elementary)58.258.3
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)49.947.3
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highlands Elementary)60.854.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)50.446.9
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highlands Elementary)68.467.5
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)43.746.1
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highlands Elementary)56.360.8
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)48.848.1
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highlands Elementary)35.448.4
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)34.835.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Highlands Elementary)38.849
 10.2%
   5th Grade Science (Mt. Diablo Unified)32.635.5
 3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students542492
 9.2%
African American611
 83.3%
American Indian00
Asian5554
 1.8%
Hispanic121122
 0.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White207144
 30.4%
Two or More Races151160
 6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.2%15%
 4.1%


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Students at Highlands Elementary are 33% Two or more races, 29% White, 25% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 2% African American.

Highlands Elementary ranks 1338th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 492 students attended Highlands Elementary.

Students who attend Highlands Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pine Hollow Middle
High : Northgate High


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