Hightower Elementary

Public K-5

 2601 Decatur Dr
       Plano, TX  75093-3523


(469) 752-1800

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District: Plano Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
96th of 4,479 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,605 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  525

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.0%
Asian:
24.8%
Hispanic:
16.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.4%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Hightower Elementary ranks better than 97.9% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 5th among 44 ranked elementary schools in the Plano Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hightower Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43%), Asian (24.8%), Hispanic (16.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hightower Elementary is 13.5. 31 elementary schools in the Plano Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hightower Elementary is $9,605. 35 elementary schools in the Plano Independent School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Hightower Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hightower Elementary 96th of 4479 Texas public elementary schools. (See Hightower Elementary in the ranking list.)

Plano Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Plano Independent School District 134th of 971 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hightower Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.94 42nd 3465 98.8%
2005 80.64 423rd 3475 87.8%
2006 80.72 365th 3476 89.5%
2007 82.41 296th 3724 92.1%
2008 87.56 79th 3768 97.9%
2009 87.07 81st 3884 97.9%
2010 86.25 78th 3937 98.0%
2011 86.73 84th 4095 97.9%
2012 93.54 60th 4206 98.6%
2013 92.29 105th 4221 97.5%
2014 94.53 19th 4260 99.6%
2015 92.16 98th 4320 97.7%
2016 89.42 243rd 4286 94.3%
2017 96.43 147th 4329 96.6%
2018 96.31 128th 4359 97.1%
2019 96.85 96th 4479 97.9%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Open Quote Great school! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 24, 2016

Open Quote Bad Experience so far. first year was okay and the second was terrible. Had to switch teachers and office staff is disconnected. They do not care at all. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 20, 2012

Open Quote Absolutely excellent school. Focus on math and reading from Kindergarten onwards. Best elementary in Plano. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Open Quote My daughter is currently in first grade- 1. The teachers are amazing! Highly skilled, fun, enthusiastic, loving. My daughter can't wait to go to school each day to learn something new! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hightower Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 429 23 79 15 1 n/a n/a 0 547
2000 437 20 96 22 0 n/a n/a 0 575
2001 460 26 90 32 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2002 395 26 91 36 1 n/a n/a 0 549
2003 395 26 91 36 1 n/a n/a 0 549
2004 406 33 89 31 2 n/a n/a 0 561
2005 397 46 96 26 3 n/a n/a 0 568
2006 394 40 92 36 1 n/a n/a 0 563
2007 343 50 101 36 2 n/a n/a 0 532
2008 343 45 122 36 2 n/a n/a 0 548
2009 318 37 121 35 3 n/a n/a 0 514
2010 319 34 126 41 2 n/a n/a 0 522
2011 267 30 111 61 2 0 27 0 498
2012 246 41 101 62 3 0 29 0 482
2013 241 39 117 71 2 0 31 0 501
2014 254 49 119 76 4 0 28 0 530
2015 273 56 119 72 3 0 26 0 549
2016 268 60 133 68 2 0 21 0 552
2017 276 52 141 73 1 0 28 0 571
2018 274 41 139 81 1 0 30 0 566
2019 247 47 125 85 2 0 26 0 532
2020 226 54 130 85 1 0 29 0 525

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

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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 Hightower Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 547 33.5 16.3 5.1
2000 575 37.5 15.3 4.3
2001 608 42.9 14.2 3.1
2002 549 38.5 14.3 6.9
2003 549 38.5 14.3 6.9
2004 561 41.0 13.7 7.5
2005 568 42.3 13.4 8.6
2006 563 40.4 13.9 11.5
2007 532 40.8 13.0 11.1
2008 548 39.9 13.7 8.2
2009 514 40.7 12.6 9.1
2010 522 37.7 13.8 11.3
2011 498 37.8 13.1 10
2012 482 37.5 12.8 13.5
2013 501 38.3 13.0 14.8
2014 530 38.3 13.8 14.5
2015 549 40.0 13.7 15.8
2016 552 41.0 13.4 14.5
2017 571 41.8 13.6 15.9
2018 566 40.0 14.1 15.5
2019 532 39.6 13.4 20.7
2020 525 38.7 13.5 20.4

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 Hightower Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 547 33.5 16.3 5.1
2000 575 37.5 15.3 4.3
2001 608 42.9 14.2 3.1
2002 549 38.5 14.3 6.9
2003 549 38.5 14.3 6.9
2004 561 41.0 13.7 7.5
2005 568 42.3 13.4 8.6
2006 563 40.4 13.9 11.5
2007 532 40.8 13.0 11.1
2008 548 39.9 13.7 8.2
2009 514 40.7 12.6 9.1
2010 522 37.7 13.8 11.3
2011 498 37.8 13.1 10
2012 482 37.5 12.8 13.5
2013 501 38.3 13.0 14.8
2014 530 38.3 13.8 14.5
2015 549 40.0 13.7 15.8
2016 552 41.0 13.4 14.5
2017 571 41.8 13.6 15.9
2018 566 40.0 14.1 15.5
2019 532 39.6 13.4 20.7
2020 525 38.7 13.5 20.4

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 Hightower Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $540 (5.6%) $9,066 (94.4%) $9,605

Data source: Texas Department of Education




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