Highland Ranch Elementary

Public K-5

 14840 Waverley Downs Way
       San Diego, CA  92128-3702


(858) 674-4707

District: Poway Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
807th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,018 Help

Students who attend Highland Ranch Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bernardo Heights Middle
High:    Rancho Bernardo High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7
Number of students:  629

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.8%
Hepatitis B:
97.4%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
35.1%
Asian:
33.9%
Hispanic:
17.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.8%

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Compare Details Highland Ranch Elementary ranks better than 86.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 21st among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Highland Ranch Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (35.1%), Asian (33.9%), Hispanic (17.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Ranch Elementary is 22.7. 16 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Ranch Elementary is $8,018, which is the 10th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Highland Ranch Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Ranch Elementary 807th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Highland Ranch Elementary in the ranking list.)

Poway Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Poway Unified 78th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Ranch Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.20 323rd 4809 93.3%
2005 93.59 293rd 4822 93.9%
2006 89.57 504th 4818 89.5%
2007 92.34 388th 5113 92.4%
2008 86.95 656th 5113 87.2%
2009 85.06 751st 5193 85.5%
2010 84.45 762nd 5314 85.7%
2011 83.02 847th 5377 84.2%
2012 84.99 730th 5390 86.5%
2013 82.02 946th 5530 82.9%
2015 85.09 879th 5611 84.3%
2016 82.89 1003rd 5614 82.1%
2017 76.54 1268th 5692 77.7%
2018 72.39 1467th 5662 74.1%
2019 88.18 744th 5789 87.1%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 87.99 807th 5883 86.3%

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

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Enrollment information for Highland Ranch Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 467 27 130 38 2 n/a n/a 0 664
1994 523 34 124 41 7 n/a n/a 0 729
1995 653 28 164 49 6 n/a n/a 0 900
1996 653 28 164 49 6 n/a n/a 0 900
1997 642 27 187 59 6 n/a n/a 0 921
1998 650 28 216 77 6 n/a n/a 0 977
1999 494 22 149 64 3 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 445 28 153 60 1 n/a n/a 15 702
2001 439 29 154 75 1 n/a n/a 4 702
2002 422 28 172 58 3 n/a n/a 15 698
2003 422 28 172 58 3 n/a n/a 15 698
2004 399 34 169 53 1 n/a n/a 19 675
2005 362 38 189 46 3 n/a n/a 24 662
2006 323 31 199 56 3 n/a n/a 33 645
2007 308 24 203 43 4 n/a n/a 46 628
2008 292 26 219 53 4 n/a n/a 0 594
2009 282 25 245 51 2 7 49 0 661
2010 317 26 252 58 2 8 53 0 716
2011 347 22 261 77 6 5 19 0 737
2012 369 14 255 95 3 4 30 0 770
2013 339 19 257 99 3 5 40 0 762
2014 325 20 226 106 1 2 65 0 745
2015 340 14 230 91 2 2 66 0 745
2016 319 16 226 87 1 3 64 0 716
2017 299 20 221 105 0 2 64 0 711
2018 286 13 221 116 0 2 71 0 709
2019 270 10 216 115 1 1 70 0 683
2020 237 6 207 131 0 2 93 0 676
2021 221 8 213 111 1 0 75 0 629

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 Ranch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 664 24.5 27.1 4.2
1994 729 27.0 27.0 4.1
1995 900 33.0 27.3 5.6
1996 900 33.0 27.3 5.6
1997 921 38.5 23.9 5.5
1998 977 46.5 21.0 6.7
1999 732 35.5 20.6 5.2
2000 702 36.1 19.4 4.5
2001 702 34.5 20.3 3.6
2002 698 34.0 20.5 4.7
2003 698 34.0 20.5 4.7
2004 675 31.5 21.4 6.7
2005 662 30.0 22.1 5.6
2006 645 31.0 20.8 6.5
2007 628 31.0 20.3 5
2008 594 35.0 17.0 8.6
2009 661 33.7 17.5 7.1
2010 716 31.4 22.8 7.1
2011 737 n/a n/a 9
2012 770 28.5 27.0 n/a
2013 762 28.1 27.1 11.8
2014 745 27.5 27.0 13.4
2015 745 28.0 26.6 14.1
2016 716 27.0 26.5 13.8
2017 711 27.0 26.3 11.4
2018 709 28.2 25.1 15.1
2019 683 27.0 25.2 14.2
2020 676 n/a n/a 11.5
2021 629 27.7 22.7 11.8

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Highland Ranch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 664 24.5 27.1 4.2
1994 729 27.0 27.0 4.1
1995 900 33.0 27.3 5.6
1996 900 33.0 27.3 5.6
1997 921 38.5 23.9 5.5
1998 977 46.5 21.0 6.7
1999 732 35.5 20.6 5.2
2000 702 36.1 19.4 4.5
2001 702 34.5 20.3 3.6
2002 698 34.0 20.5 4.7
2003 698 34.0 20.5 4.7
2004 675 31.5 21.4 6.7
2005 662 30.0 22.1 5.6
2006 645 31.0 20.8 6.5
2007 628 31.0 20.3 5
2008 594 35.0 17.0 8.6
2009 661 33.7 17.5 7.1
2010 716 31.4 22.8 7.1
2011 737 n/a n/a 9
2012 770 28.5 27.0 n/a
2013 762 28.1 27.1 11.8
2014 745 27.5 27.0 13.4
2015 745 28.0 26.6 14.1
2016 716 27.0 26.5 13.8
2017 711 27.0 26.3 11.4
2018 709 28.2 25.1 15.1
2019 683 27.0 25.2 14.2
2020 676 n/a n/a 11.5
2021 629 27.7 22.7 11.8

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

Highland Ranch Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201396.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201497.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201595.0%4.0%1.0%1.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201696.0%2.0%2.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202096.8%1.3%0.7%97.4%98.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,018

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Ranch Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 744th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 807th of 5883 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Ranch Elementary)71.159
 12.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)76.373.3
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highland Ranch Elementary)65.368.6
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.976.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Ranch Elementary)73.379.8
 6.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)75.877.3
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highland Ranch Elementary)68.675.8
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.875.4
 1.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Highland Ranch Elementary)7773.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)78.476.3
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highland Ranch Elementary)62.349.6
 12.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)70.966.2
 4.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Highland Ranch Elementary)59.752.2
 7.4%
   5th Grade Science (Poway Unified)6363.6
 0.6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students683629
 7.9%
African American108
 20%
American Indian11
Asian216213
 1.4%
Hispanic115111
 3.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White270221
 18.1%
Two or More Races7075
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.2%11.8%
 2.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Highland Ranch Elementary

Students at Highland Ranch Elementary are 35% White, 34% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Highland Ranch Elementary ranks 807th of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Highland Ranch Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bernardo Heights Middle
High : Rancho Bernardo High

In the 2020-21 school year, 629 students attended Highland Ranch Elementary.


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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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