Highland Park Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 4900 Fairview Dr
       Austin, TX  78731-5422


 (512) 414-2090

District: Austin Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
81st of 4,308 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  640

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.0%
Hispanic:
13.0%
Two or more races:
4.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  5.8%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, July 27, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Highland Park Elementary ranked better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 2nd among 81 ranked elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.03. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77%), Hispanic (13%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Park Elementary is 16. 73 elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Highland Park Elementary employs 40 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Highland Park Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Park Elementary 81st of 4308 Texas public elementary schools. (See Highland Park Elementary in the ranking list.)

Austin Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Austin Independent School District 467th of 933 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Park Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.33 126th 3376 96.3%
2005 87.41 93rd 3386 97.3%
2006 83.12 252nd 3385 92.6%
2007 82.97 262nd 3631 92.8%
2008 87.10 108th 3674 97.1%
2009 86.30 129th 3786 96.6%
2010 83.40 248th 3835 93.5%
2011 84.94 184th 3989 95.4%
2012 93.35 63rd 4102 98.5%
2013 94.75 27th 4117 99.3%
2014 92.50 83rd 4154 98.0%
2015 93.01 55th 4179 98.7%
2016 91.19 145th 4259 96.6%
2017 98.03 81st 4308 98.1%

Test score data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Open Quote Heaven of the bullies.
Teachers and caretakers protect them punishing the abused kids.

We're much happier now once we moved our child out of there. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 1, 2015

Open Quote There are some things about Highland Park that are great. The community of parents are super involved and friendly, the PE program blew my mind, the kids are fantastic, the PTA provides great resources, etc. However, after a year and half at Highland Park, we have decided to buy a house in another district, mostly because we want a different school. In talking with other parents, we know we are not the only ones. Here is why:

* I feel like the school does not want free thinkers. "Hands behind your back, bubble in your mouth" is strictly enforced, and kids walk around like they are in a prison yard. I know that this is common practice (we have experience at another school as well), but nothing like I've seen here.

* The test scores are great - for a reason. Excessive test preparation and stress leading up to the test is not how I want my little one to learn in the very young years.

* I believe homework assigned is excessive. First grade averages close to ONE HOUR a day. This is not just our experience with our teacher. The amount seems to be about double what we experienced in another city and what we hear is routine for our new school in the district (also top rated). Research says 10 min. or so a day in first grade http://tiny.cc/ssvmxx. We routinely get 40 math problems along with 20 minutes of reading and some work sheets.

* The teachers and administration are very much of the "old school" (see above). Taking away recess is routinely given as punishment to kids for things like taking home the wrong papers (in our instance). Everyday you will see kids sitting on the side watching other kids play as punishment. If they say a word, they are given 5 minutes extra time to sit out. Again, research shows that this is a TERRIBLE way to punish kids (see the Atlantic -http://tiny.cc/90vmxx). Recess is like a class for social development and exercise. I actually think it is the most important thing they do all day.

All in all, I don't recommend Highland Park for students or parents if you have other alternatives. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Highland Park Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 417 6 2 23 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1990 446 11 5 29 1 n/a n/a 0 492
1991 468 11 8 31 0 n/a n/a 0 518
1992 496 10 11 41 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1993 496 8 8 39 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1994 539 13 12 42 0 n/a n/a 0 606
1995 549 13 9 41 1 n/a n/a 0 613
1996 549 13 9 41 1 n/a n/a 0 613
1997 548 14 10 39 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1998 519 14 8 34 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1999 535 13 5 29 0 n/a n/a 0 582
2000 491 8 7 28 1 n/a n/a 0 535
2001 486 9 11 27 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2002 443 6 20 36 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2003 443 6 20 36 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2004 434 10 18 39 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2005 422 7 23 41 0 n/a n/a 0 493
2006 411 8 38 55 0 n/a n/a 0 512
2007 436 11 31 54 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2008 456 13 28 62 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2009 486 11 29 73 2 n/a n/a 0 601
2010 502 14 29 89 3 n/a n/a 0 637
2011 502 11 25 98 1 0 25 0 662
2012 493 12 23 97 0 0 25 0 650
2013 521 8 19 102 2 0 26 0 678
2014 519 7 21 93 1 0 31 0 672
2015 493 5 27 83 1 0 31 0 640

Test score 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 Park Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 448 n/a n/a n/a
1990 492 28.0 17.5 n/a
1991 518 28.2 18.3 n/a
1992 558 32.0 17.4 3.0
1993 551 32.0 17.2 2.7
1994 606 38.8 15.6 4.0
1995 613 39.4 15.6 1.8
1996 613 39.4 15.6 1.8
1997 611 38.0 16.1 1.5
1998 575 34.0 16.9 1.6
1999 582 35.9 16.2 3.1
2000 535 37.5 14.3 3.2
2001 533 37.6 14.2 3.2
2002 505 37.7 13.4 3.0
2003 505 37.7 13.4 3.0
2004 501 32.6 15.4 2.0
2005 493 31.7 15.6 2.6
2006 512 33.6 15.2 4.3
2007 532 34.8 15.3 5.5
2008 559 36.8 15.2 5.2
2009 601 40.7 14.7 7.3
2010 637 42.0 15.1 7.7
2011 662 43.0 15.3 6.3
2012 650 42.6 15.2 5.5
2013 678 43.0 15.7 5.3
2014 672 44.7 15.0 5.1
2015 640 40.0 16.0 5.8

Test score 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 Park Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 448 n/a n/a n/a
1990 492 28.0 17.5 n/a
1991 518 28.2 18.3 n/a
1992 558 32.0 17.4 3.0
1993 551 32.0 17.2 2.7
1994 606 38.8 15.6 4.0
1995 613 39.4 15.6 1.8
1996 613 39.4 15.6 1.8
1997 611 38.0 16.1 1.5
1998 575 34.0 16.9 1.6
1999 582 35.9 16.2 3.1
2000 535 37.5 14.3 3.2
2001 533 37.6 14.2 3.2
2002 505 37.7 13.4 3.0
2003 505 37.7 13.4 3.0
2004 501 32.6 15.4 2.0
2005 493 31.7 15.6 2.6
2006 512 33.6 15.2 4.3
2007 532 34.8 15.3 5.5
2008 559 36.8 15.2 5.2
2009 601 40.7 14.7 7.3
2010 637 42.0 15.1 7.7
2011 662 43.0 15.3 6.3
2012 650 42.6 15.2 5.5
2013 678 43.0 15.7 5.3
2014 672 44.7 15.0 5.1
2015 640 40.0 16.0 5.8

Test score 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 Texas Education Agency.

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