Holland Heights

Summary:

Holland Heights is an elementary school in Holland, Michigan, serving 227 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Holland City School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Holland Heights stands out for its diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic/Latino representation (44.49%) that is higher than nearby schools. The school has shown mixed academic performance, with 5th-grade students performing above the district and state in ELA and Math, while 3rd-grade students lagged behind. Notably, Holland Heights has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 13.1% to 29.8% in the past two years, which is notably higher than nearby schools. The school also serves a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, with 79.4% to 83.26% eligible for free or reduced-price lunch over the past three years.

Despite these challenges, Holland Heights has shown strengths in supporting its Hispanic/Latino and low-socioeconomic status student subgroups, ranking in the top quartile of Michigan elementary schools in these categories. However, the school's mixed academic performance and high chronic absenteeism rates suggest that it may face equity challenges in ensuring all students have access to the resources and support they need to succeed. As the school and district work to address these issues, it will be important to monitor enrollment trends and continue to compare Holland Heights to the performance of nearby schools, such as Vanderbilt Charter Academy, Eagle Crest Charter Academy, and Jefferson.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 856 E 12th St
       Holland, MI  49423-3872


(616) 494-2701

District: Holland City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
631st of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,880 Help


Students who attend Holland Heights usually attend:

High:    Holland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  227

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.5%
White:
22.9%
African American:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.3% Help


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Compare Details Holland Heights ranks better than 57.1% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Holland City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.73. (See more...)
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Compare Details Holland Heights is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.82. (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 Holland Heights has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Holland City School District. Student population at Holland Heights is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (44.5%), White (22.9%), African American (12.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holland Heights is 13.5, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Holland City School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Holland Heights is $20,880, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Holland City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Holland Heights:

SchoolDigger ranks Holland Heights 631st of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Holland Heights in the ranking list.)

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Holland City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Holland City School District 333rd of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Holland Heights

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 24.39 1357th 1545 12.2%
2007 32.12 1288th 1565 17.7%
2008 19.06 1420th 1577 10.0%
2009 33.99 1298th 1589 18.3%
2010 35.87 1256th 1552 19.1%
2011 54.16 916th 1552 41.0%
2012 43.99 976th 1566 37.7%
2013 33.80 1134th 1563 27.4%
2014 32.44 1131st 1533 26.2%
2015 50.38 822nd 1580 48.0%
2016 30.19 1107th 1548 28.5%
2017 39.81 870th 1466 40.7%
2018 41.70 911th 1448 37.1%
2019 28.43 1002nd 1408 28.8%
2021 33.54 771st 1153 33.1%
2022 43.35 713th 1344 46.9%
2023 53.73 631st 1470 57.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.29 702nd 1397 49.7%
2019 36.76 748th 1134 34.0%
2021 48.36 370th 749 50.6%
2022 64.49 309th 1099 71.9%
2023 68.70 305th 1350 77.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.51 897th 1443 37.8%
2019 31.32 833rd 1171 28.9%
2023 46.31 657th 1321 50.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.59 859th 1446 40.6%
2019 26.01 912th 1196 23.7%
2021 35.82 600th 915 34.4%
2022 50.81 540th 1139 52.6%
2023 50.95 615th 1334 53.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.11 193rd 475 59.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Holland Heights

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.97 107th 222 51.8%
2019 46.54 38th 86 55.8%
2022 65.06 21st 86 75.6%
2023 52.03 78th 188 58.5%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Holland Heights

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 27.62 729th 851 14.3%
2011 37.00 657th 858 23.4%
2012 48.92 482nd 900 46.4%
2013 38.80 601st 919 34.6%
2014 52.55 459th 921 50.2%
2015 44.14 527th 919 42.7%
2016 33.33 606th 894 32.2%
2017 29.99 559th 821 31.9%
2018 61.82 323rd 838 61.5%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Open Quote We absolutely love the staff at Holland Heights! Each day, the principal is outside welcoming kids with a high-five as they come to school. He is genuinely excited to see kids walk into the building, knows them by name, and cares about each and every one. This trickles down to the teachers as well - they are caring! We are so thankful we chose our nieghborhood school to develop relational roots where we live! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 23, 2015

Open Quote The student's behavior is atrocious. Such disrespectful children I have never seen before. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Holland Heights

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 155 26 30 146 2 n/a n/a 0 359
2005 134 19 26 118 0 n/a n/a 24 321
2006 115 23 21 117 1 n/a n/a 32 309
2007 101 15 30 124 4 n/a n/a 0 274
2008 104 27 29 129 3 n/a n/a 28 320
2009 109 19 35 131 3 n/a n/a 38 335
2010 119 29 37 138 1 n/a n/a 41 365
2011 117 38 34 157 1 0 26 0 373
2012 127 32 31 182 0 0 28 0 400
2013 118 38 33 185 0 0 23 0 397
2014 113 39 30 184 2 0 29 0 397
2015 96 53 19 190 1 0 27 0 386
2016 80 39 21 165 0 0 24 0 329
2017 60 54 18 141 0 0 26 0 299
2018 59 48 23 124 0 0 28 0 282
2019 64 29 27 136 0 0 21 0 277
2020 56 38 27 115 0 0 19 0 255
2021 46 36 24 107 0 0 21 0 234
2022 59 35 22 93 0 0 24 0 233
2023 52 28 20 101 0 0 26 0 227

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 Holland Heights

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 359 22.9 15.7 57.1
2005 321 21.8 14.7 n/a
2006 309 22.2 13.9 69.3
2007 274 19.1 14.3 59.9
2008 320 19.6 16.3 65.4
2009 335 20.3 16.5 86.9
2010 365 26.5 13.7 84.9
2011 373 22.9 16.2 76.1
2012 400 23.0 17.3 77.5
2013 397 24.6 16.1 76.8
2014 397 23.5 16.8 78.6
2015 386 27.0 14.2 73.8
2016 329 23.0 14.3 82.7
2017 299 21.3 14.0 81.9
2018 282 18.6 15.1 87.6
2019 277 19.0 14.5 82.7
2020 255 17.5 14.5 83.5
2021 234 16.6 14.0 80.3
2022 233 15.3 15.1 79.4
2023 227 16.8 13.5 83.3

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 Holland Heights

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 359 22.9 15.7 57.1
2005 321 21.8 14.7 n/a
2006 309 22.2 13.9 69.3
2007 274 19.1 14.3 59.9
2008 320 19.6 16.3 65.4
2009 335 20.3 16.5 86.9
2010 365 26.5 13.7 84.9
2011 373 22.9 16.2 76.1
2012 400 23.0 17.3 77.5
2013 397 24.6 16.1 76.8
2014 397 23.5 16.8 78.6
2015 386 27.0 14.2 73.8
2016 329 23.0 14.3 82.7
2017 299 21.3 14.0 81.9
2018 282 18.6 15.1 87.6
2019 277 19.0 14.5 82.7
2020 255 17.5 14.5 83.5
2021 234 16.6 14.0 80.3
2022 233 15.3 15.1 79.4
2023 227 16.8 13.5 83.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Holland Heights

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,220 (9.3%) $11,834 (90.7%) $13,054
2020 $1,306 (9.6%) $12,353 (90.4%) $13,659
2021 $2,425 (16.4%) $12,322 (83.6%) $14,748
2022 $2,378 (15.1%) $13,387 (84.9%) $15,764
2023 $2,857 (13.7%) $18,023 (86.3%) $20,880

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Holland Heights

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 1002nd of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 631st of 1470 Elementary schools
 28.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Holland Heights)23.127.3
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Holland City School District)44.938.9
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Holland Heights)25.633.3
 7.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Holland City School District)42.137.1
 5%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Holland Heights)31.444.8
 13.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Holland City School District)42.342.8
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Holland Heights)30.851.7
 20.9%
   4th Grade Math (Holland City School District)32.835.8
 3%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Holland Heights)44.257.1
 12.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Holland City School District)53.251.8
 1.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Holland Heights)36.553.6
 17.1%
   5th Grade Math (Holland City School District)32.435.8
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students277227
 18.1%
African American2928
 3.4%
American Indian00
Asian2720
 25.9%
Hispanic136101
 25.7%
Pacific Islander00
White6452
 18.8%
Two or More Races2126
 23.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.7%83.3%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Holland Heights

Students at Holland Heights are 44% Hispanic, 23% White, 12% African American, 11% Two or more races, 9% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 227 students attended Holland Heights.

Students who attend Holland Heights usually go on to attend:

High : Holland High School

Holland Heights ranks 631st of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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

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