Highlands Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 3434 Bogus Basin Road
       Boise, ID  83702-1507


(208) 854-5050

District: Boise Independent District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 166 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,870 Help

Students who attend Highlands Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    North Junior High School
High:    Boise Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.7%
Hispanic:
4.4%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.


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Compare Details Highlands Elementary School ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks first among 22 ranked elementary schools in the Boise Independent District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.7%), Hispanic (4.4%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highlands Elementary School is 15.8. 24 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highlands Elementary School is $8,870. 26 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Highlands Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Highlands Elementary School 2nd of 166 Idaho public elementary schools. (See Highlands Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Boise Independent District:

SchoolDigger ranks Boise Independent District 10th of 32 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highlands Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 86.65 7th 335 97.9%
2009 92.11 3rd 349 99.1%
2010 89.13 2nd 356 99.4%
2011 86.90 5th 359 98.6%
2012 85.32 12th 354 96.6%
2013 86.12 9th 357 97.5%
2015 91.67 9th 226 96.0%
2016 94.63 4th 240 98.3%
2017 95.04 4th 292 98.6%
2018 95.47 3rd 254 98.8%
2019 96.46 3rd 171 98.2%
2021 97.42 2nd 166 98.8%

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

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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Highlands Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 232 232
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 251 251
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 251 251
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 282 282
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 281 281
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 281 281
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 268 268
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 247 247
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 265 265
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 252 252
2001 216 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2002 231 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2003 231 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2004 255 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2005 241 0 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 251
2006 276 0 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 289
2007 300 6 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2008 305 1 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 317
2009 302 2 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2010 308 0 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2011 286 0 9 12 1 0 8 0 316
2012 280 0 7 15 1 0 12 0 315
2013 277 0 5 11 1 0 12 0 306
2014 292 0 5 10 0 0 16 0 323
2015 324 1 5 9 1 0 16 0 356
2016 318 2 8 9 1 0 5 0 343
2017 290 3 1 6 1 0 11 0 312
2018 295 2 2 3 1 0 9 0 312
2019 280 2 1 5 1 0 8 0 297
2020 262 0 1 6 1 0 7 0 277
2021 255 0 1 12 0 0 7 0 275

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 232 10.0 23.2 0.4
1992 251 16.3 15.3 0.8
1993 251 16.1 15.6 2
1994 282 13.7 20.6 1.1
1995 281 14.4 19.5 0
1996 281 14.4 19.5 0
1997 268 15.7 17.1 1.5
1998 247 12.4 19.9 2
1999 265 13.3 19.9 0.8
2000 252 15.0 16.8 1.6
2001 222 14.0 15.9 3.6
2002 241 14.1 17.1 4.1
2003 241 14.1 17.1 4.1
2004 264 14.0 18.9 5.3
2005 251 13.0 19.3 4.4
2006 289 14.5 19.9 5.5
2007 309 16.9 18.3 5.2
2008 317 16.6 19.1 3.2
2009 320 17.2 18.5 2.5
2010 327 17.5 18.5 4.9
2011 316 19.6 16.1 6.3
2012 315 18.6 16.9 8.3
2013 306 17.5 17.4 7.2
2014 323 16.3 19.7 6.2
2015 356 18.0 19.7 7.6
2016 343 18.0 19.0 5.2
2017 312 17.2 18.1 3.2
2018 312 16.9 18.4 2.2
2019 297 16.4 18.1 1
2020 277 16.3 16.9 1.8
2021 275 17.3 15.8 3.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Highlands Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 232 10.0 23.2 0.4
1992 251 16.3 15.3 0.8
1993 251 16.1 15.6 2
1994 282 13.7 20.6 1.1
1995 281 14.4 19.5 0
1996 281 14.4 19.5 0
1997 268 15.7 17.1 1.5
1998 247 12.4 19.9 2
1999 265 13.3 19.9 0.8
2000 252 15.0 16.8 1.6
2001 222 14.0 15.9 3.6
2002 241 14.1 17.1 4.1
2003 241 14.1 17.1 4.1
2004 264 14.0 18.9 5.3
2005 251 13.0 19.3 4.4
2006 289 14.5 19.9 5.5
2007 309 16.9 18.3 5.2
2008 317 16.6 19.1 3.2
2009 320 17.2 18.5 2.5
2010 327 17.5 18.5 4.9
2011 316 19.6 16.1 6.3
2012 315 18.6 16.9 8.3
2013 306 17.5 17.4 7.2
2014 323 16.3 19.7 6.2
2015 356 18.0 19.7 7.6
2016 343 18.0 19.0 5.2
2017 312 17.2 18.1 3.2
2018 312 16.9 18.4 2.2
2019 297 16.4 18.1 1
2020 277 16.3 16.9 1.8
2021 275 17.3 15.8 3.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Highlands Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $369 (4.2%) $8,501 (95.8%) $8,870

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highlands Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 171 Elementary schoolsRanks 2nd of 166 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Highlands Elementary School)80.579.5
 1%
   3rd Grade Math (Boise Independent District)54.648.9
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Idaho)5347.7
 5.3%
4th Grade Math (Highlands Elementary School)77.475.6
 1.8%
   4th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)50.845.8
 5%
   4th Grade Math (Idaho)49.945.4
 4.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Highlands Elementary School)86.877.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)55.651.8
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)5249.6
 2.4%
5th Grade Math (Highlands Elementary School)76.387.2
 10.9%
   5th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)4338.6
 4.4%
   5th Grade Math (Idaho)44.939.8
 5.1%
6th Grade Math (Highlands Elementary School)69.782.1
 12.4%
   6th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)44.242.4
 1.8%
   6th Grade Math (Idaho)4336.7
 6.3%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Highlands Elementary School)83.487.5
 4.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)59.755.9
 3.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)55.352
 3.3%
All Grades Math (Highlands Elementary School)75.380.8
 5.5%
   All Grades Math (Boise Independent District)46.542.6
 3.9%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.439.6
 4.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Highlands Elementary School)83.386.3
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)57.356.5
 0.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Idaho)5554.1
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students297275
 7.4%
African American20
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian11
Hispanic512
 140%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races87
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1%3.3%
 2.3%




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

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