Highland Community

Public K-5

 8521 A St.
       Oakland, CA  94621-1619


(510) 879-2125

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5846th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,236 Help


Students who attend Highland Community usually attend:

High:    Castlemont High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.5 Help
Number of students:  447

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
77.0%
African American:
16.1%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.4% Help


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Compare Details Highland Community ranks worse than 99.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 48th among 49 ranked elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.26. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (77%), African American (16.1%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Community is 23.5. 25 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Community is $6,236. 27 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highland Community:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Community 5846th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Highland Community in the ranking list.)

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Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:


Oakland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Unified 1152nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Community

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Rank History for all students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 10.83 4627th 4809 3.8%
2005 8.53 4714th 4822 2.2%
2006 2.52 4807th 4818 0.2%
2007 3.18 5095th 5113 0.4%
2008 5.80 5073rd 5113 0.8%
2009 13.59 4826th 5193 7.1%
2010 32.48 3660th 5314 31.1%
2011 21.87 4545th 5377 15.5%
2012 13.85 5026th 5390 6.8%
2013 10.31 5278th 5530 4.6%
2015 11.11 5414th 5611 3.5%
2016 5.79 5587th 5614 0.5%
2017 7.63 5605th 5692 1.5%
2018 4.55 5633rd 5662 0.5%
2019 5.53 5743rd 5789 0.8%
2022 8.45 5799th 5883 1.4%
2023 6.26 5826th 5848 0.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.66 3118th 3246 3.9%
2019 21.50 3112th 3275 5.0%
2022 23.06 3055th 3311 7.7%
2023 18.57 3180th 3240 1.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.92 2269th 2416 6.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.56 5053rd 5084 0.6%
2019 6.74 5125th 5173 0.9%
2022 10.76 5155th 5264 2.1%
2023 7.29 5328th 5355 0.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.97 5392nd 5413 0.4%
2019 6.36 5447th 5492 0.8%
2022 7.71 5606th 5635 0.5%
2023 7.88 5550th 5595 0.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.22 5407th 5431 0.4%
2019 6.18 5474th 5510 0.7%
2022 11.04 5502nd 5663 2.8%
2023 6.64 5615th 5627 0.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.38 635th 657 3.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Highland Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.10 4801st 4830 0.6%
2019 7.12 4922nd 4963 0.8%
2022 11.42 4970th 5084 2.2%
2023 7.97 5044th 5079 0.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Highland Community

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 17 657 20 169 0 n/a n/a 0 863
1989 12 615 33 180 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1990 13 581 38 205 1 n/a n/a 0 838
1991 12 631 37 249 0 n/a n/a 0 929
1992 4 581 69 295 0 n/a n/a 0 949
1993 2 584 72 318 0 n/a n/a 0 976
1994 17 498 79 308 1 n/a n/a 0 903
1995 25 482 70 367 0 n/a n/a 0 944
1996 25 482 70 367 0 n/a n/a 0 944
1997 11 436 69 382 0 n/a n/a 0 898
1998 7 381 60 414 0 n/a n/a 0 862
1999 5 352 51 453 1 n/a n/a 47 909
2000 2 333 47 476 1 n/a n/a 45 904
2001 0 334 31 432 0 n/a n/a 7 804
2002 1 257 24 424 0 n/a n/a 4 710
2003 1 257 24 424 0 n/a n/a 4 710
2004 0 219 26 394 1 n/a n/a 1 641
2005 0 201 19 414 0 n/a n/a 1 635
2006 0 138 17 281 0 n/a n/a 1 437
2007 0 72 15 221 0 n/a n/a 26 334
2008 1 69 11 235 n/a n/a n/a 0 316
2009 1 68 5 231 0 4 26 0 335
2010 2 63 6 242 0 2 20 0 335
2011 3 59 5 237 0 2 18 0 324
2012 2 44 2 245 0 1 3 0 297
2013 5 45 2 244 0 0 2 0 298
2014 5 41 3 258 0 0 6 0 313
2015 4 56 6 299 0 2 8 0 375
2016 3 47 9 293 0 2 4 0 358
2017 0 45 8 291 0 5 5 0 354
2018 0 47 5 290 0 4 5 0 351
2019 0 51 7 287 0 4 7 0 356
2020 0 45 8 286 2 2 5 0 348
2021 1 39 7 260 1 1 8 0 317
2022 1 26 7 252 1 1 8 0 296
2023 1 72 9 344 0 0 21 0 447

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 Community

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 863 37.0 23.3 n/a
1989 840 40.0 21.0 n/a
1990 838 33.0 25.3 n/a
1991 929 35.0 26.5 n/a
1992 949 35.6 26.6 80.2
1993 976 38.0 25.7 62.1
1994 903 39.0 23.2 84.7
1995 944 32.0 29.5 67.5
1996 944 32.0 29.5 67.5
1997 898 36.0 24.9 79
1998 862 45.0 19.2 75.6
1999 909 44.0 20.7 78.8
2000 904 45.0 20.1 81.7
2001 804 44.0 18.3 89.1
2002 710 38.0 18.7 86.8
2003 710 38.0 18.7 86.8
2004 641 32.0 20.0 90.2
2005 635 34.0 18.7 87.9
2006 437 20.0 21.9 87.2
2007 334 18.0 18.6 101.6
2008 316 21.1 15.0 99.1
2009 335 20.2 15.8 84.5
2010 335 19.6 17.0 81.5
2011 324 n/a n/a 84.9
2012 297 16.0 18.5 81.8
2013 298 15.0 19.8 99
2014 313 15.0 20.8 98.4
2015 375 16.0 23.4 75.2
2016 358 14.0 25.5 93.9
2017 354 16.0 22.1 94.1
2018 351 13.0 27.0 97.4
2019 356 15.0 23.7 97.2
2020 348 n/a n/a 91.1
2021 317 14.0 22.6 93.4
2022 296 11.0 26.9 98.3
2023 447 19.0 23.5 98.4

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 Highland Community

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 863 37.0 23.3 n/a
1989 840 40.0 21.0 n/a
1990 838 33.0 25.3 n/a
1991 929 35.0 26.5 n/a
1992 949 35.6 26.6 80.2
1993 976 38.0 25.7 62.1
1994 903 39.0 23.2 84.7
1995 944 32.0 29.5 67.5
1996 944 32.0 29.5 67.5
1997 898 36.0 24.9 79
1998 862 45.0 19.2 75.6
1999 909 44.0 20.7 78.8
2000 904 45.0 20.1 81.7
2001 804 44.0 18.3 89.1
2002 710 38.0 18.7 86.8
2003 710 38.0 18.7 86.8
2004 641 32.0 20.0 90.2
2005 635 34.0 18.7 87.9
2006 437 20.0 21.9 87.2
2007 334 18.0 18.6 101.6
2008 316 21.1 15.0 99.1
2009 335 20.2 15.8 84.5
2010 335 19.6 17.0 81.5
2011 324 n/a n/a 84.9
2012 297 16.0 18.5 81.8
2013 298 15.0 19.8 99
2014 313 15.0 20.8 98.4
2015 375 16.0 23.4 75.2
2016 358 14.0 25.5 93.9
2017 354 16.0 22.1 94.1
2018 351 13.0 27.0 97.4
2019 356 15.0 23.7 97.2
2020 348 n/a n/a 91.1
2021 317 14.0 22.6 93.4
2022 296 11.0 26.9 98.3
2023 447 19.0 23.5 98.4

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

Highland Community

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201290.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%96.0%96.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201448.0%0.0%0.0%52.0%52.0%57.0%57.0%51.0%54.0%
201586.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%94.0%96.0%99.0%87.0%88.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202092.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Highland Community

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,236

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Community

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5743rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5826th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Community)13.32.9
 10.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)3533.7
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highland Community)12.74.2
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)39.235.7
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Community)19.310
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)35.734
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highland Community)13.83.2
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)33.332.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Community)5.811.8
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)37.536.7
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highland Community)3.66.4
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)28.327
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Highland Community)3.63.9
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Oakland Unified)23.825.2
 1.4%
   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 Students356447
 25.6%
African American5172
 41.2%
American Indian00
Asian79
 28.6%
Hispanic287344
 19.9%
Pacific Islander40
 100%
White01
Two or More Races721
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.2%98.4%
 1.2%


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Students at Highland Community are 77% Hispanic, 16% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 447 students attended Highland Community.

Students who attend Highland Community usually go on to attend:

High : Castlemont High

Highland Community ranks in the bottom 0.4% of California elementary schools.


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