Highland Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 3100 Medway St
       Silver Spring, MD  20902-2225


 (240) 740-1770

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District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
331st of 853 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.7
Number of students:  583

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.7%
African American:
11.1%
White:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 2, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Highland Elementary ranked better than 61.2% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 78th among 127 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.75. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (72.7%), African American (11.1%), Asian (6.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 81% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Elementary is 11.7, which is the 9th best among 127 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Highland Elementary employs 49.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Highland Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Elementary 331st of 853 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Highland Elementary in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 7th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Highland Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.13 150th 803 81.3%
2005 79.49 144th 805 82.1%
2006 79.49 150th 804 81.3%
2007 67.51 280th 818 65.8%
2008 78.34 157th 838 81.3%
2009 76.60 181st 850 78.7%
2010 68.15 301st 855 64.8%
2011 60.91 368th 853 56.9%
2012 56.66 427th 857 50.2%
2013 41.70 546th 847 35.5%
2014 47.00 543rd 867 37.4%
2015 33.32 543rd 859 36.8%
2016 54.49 352nd 845 58.3%
2017 48.98 398th 847 53.0%
2018 61.77 309th 858 64.0%
2019 57.75 331st 853 61.2%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Open Quote Great staff and Highland has the smallest class sizes in the county. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the area! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Highland Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 171 171 55 88 2 n/a n/a 0 487
1990 199 183 57 110 2 n/a n/a 6 557
1991 218 195 60 128 2 n/a n/a 0 603
1992 207 168 67 138 2 n/a n/a 0 582
1993 222 180 63 151 2 n/a n/a 0 618
1994 182 190 62 176 3 n/a n/a 0 613
1995 175 181 54 199 3 n/a n/a 0 612
1996 175 181 54 199 3 n/a n/a 0 612
1997 160 178 65 234 2 n/a n/a 0 639
1998 151 169 52 262 6 n/a n/a 0 640
1999 114 180 54 304 7 n/a n/a 0 659
2000 83 196 50 369 3 n/a n/a 0 701
2001 78 192 42 443 3 n/a n/a 0 758
2002 73 126 60 496 5 n/a n/a 0 760
2003 73 126 60 496 5 n/a n/a 0 760
2004 57 138 45 495 6 n/a n/a 0 741
2005 43 100 36 504 2 n/a n/a 0 685
2006 36 94 38 474 1 n/a n/a 0 643
2007 33 94 31 480 1 n/a n/a 0 639
2008 23 64 28 371 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2009 19 61 29 346 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2010 19 59 36 363 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2011 17 59 35 346 1 0 3 0 461
2012 19 67 32 359 2 1 5 0 485
2013 24 68 30 395 4 1 12 0 534
2014 24 70 20 412 6 0 12 0 544
2015 25 73 19 404 6 0 15 0 542
2016 33 80 25 398 7 0 15 0 558
2017 34 67 32 423 8 n/a 11 0 575
2018 38 65 38 424 6 n/a 12 0 583

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 487 30.1 16.1 n/a
1990 557 31.2 17.8 30.5
1991 603 33.5 18.0 36.3
1992 582 33.8 17.2 38.7
1993 618 35.5 17.4 36.4
1994 613 36.0 17.0 44.4
1995 612 34.1 17.9 48.9
1996 612 34.1 17.9 48.9
1997 639 38.2 16.7 45.2
1998 640 40.5 15.8 47.3
1999 659 40.5 16.3 59.6
2000 701 48.0 14.6 64.5
2001 758 58.2 13.0 63.9
2002 760 59.9 12.7 61.7
2003 760 59.9 12.7 61.7
2004 741 58.1 12.8 68.4
2005 685 59.0 11.6 70.7
2006 643 65.0 9.9 69.4
2007 639 60.8 10.5 73.1
2008 487 47.6 10.2 75.8
2009 456 46.9 9.7 81.8
2010 478 43.2 11.0 84.1
2011 461 45.2 10.1 83.9
2012 485 44.5 10.8 81.9
2013 534 44.9 11.8 82.2
2014 544 47.1 11.5 83.5
2015 542 48.0 11.2 81.2
2016 558 48.0 11.6 79.4
2017 575 49.0 11.7 n/a
2018 583 49.5 11.7 81.0

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 Highland Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 487 30.1 16.1 n/a
1990 557 31.2 17.8 30.5
1991 603 33.5 18.0 36.3
1992 582 33.8 17.2 38.7
1993 618 35.5 17.4 36.4
1994 613 36.0 17.0 44.4
1995 612 34.1 17.9 48.9
1996 612 34.1 17.9 48.9
1997 639 38.2 16.7 45.2
1998 640 40.5 15.8 47.3
1999 659 40.5 16.3 59.6
2000 701 48.0 14.6 64.5
2001 758 58.2 13.0 63.9
2002 760 59.9 12.7 61.7
2003 760 59.9 12.7 61.7
2004 741 58.1 12.8 68.4
2005 685 59.0 11.6 70.7
2006 643 65.0 9.9 69.4
2007 639 60.8 10.5 73.1
2008 487 47.6 10.2 75.8
2009 456 46.9 9.7 81.8
2010 478 43.2 11.0 84.1
2011 461 45.2 10.1 83.9
2012 485 44.5 10.8 81.9
2013 534 44.9 11.8 82.2
2014 544 47.1 11.5 83.5
2015 542 48.0 11.2 81.2
2016 558 48.0 11.6 79.4
2017 575 49.0 11.7 n/a
2018 583 49.5 11.7 81.0

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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