Lake Highlands Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 9501 Ferndale Rd
       Dallas, TX  75238-4107


 (469) 593-2100

 School Website

District: Richardson Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
795th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  692

Racial breakdown:
White:
52.0%
Hispanic:
36.7%
African American:
7.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Lake Highlands Elementary ranked better than 81.8% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 16th among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Richardson Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52%), Hispanic (36.7%), African American (7.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 37.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Highlands Elementary is 16. 30 elementary schools in the Richardson Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Lake Highlands Elementary employs 43 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Lake Highlands Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Highlands Elementary 795th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Lake Highlands Elementary in the ranking list.)

Richardson Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Richardson Independent School District 260th of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Highlands Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.84 2729th 3465 21.2%
2005 38.13 2556th 3475 26.4%
2006 60.87 1484th 3476 57.3%
2007 79.48 473rd 3724 87.3%
2008 70.84 999th 3768 73.5%
2009 77.99 612th 3884 84.2%
2010 80.88 417th 3937 89.4%
2011 74.07 894th 4095 78.2%
2012 74.03 930th 4206 77.9%
2013 80.70 624th 4221 85.2%
2014 75.38 944th 4260 77.8%
2015 72.94 1104th 4320 74.4%
2016 67.25 1405th 4286 67.2%
2017 70.44 1040th 4329 76.0%
2018 76.46 795th 4359 81.8%

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

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Open Quote We love LHE! It is an excellent elementary school where teachers work with students to excel academically and socially. The neighborhood is wonderful, with the majority of students walking to school, and parents are very active in the PTA and volunteer projects. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 4, 2017

Open Quote The new principle Becky Stevens is amazing at maintaining a positive culture at the school. Great school with a healthy mix of kids. My kids go biking around the neighborhood with friends from the school-- great vibe Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Open Quote The principal, Ms. Sullivan, is amazing. All the teachers are extremely caring and I have found there is really good camaraderie with the parents. The dad's club is active, as is the PTA. My son loves LHE and is excelling. Both my wife & I work full time downtown and send our son to PACE the after-school program at LHE.

LHE has a great offering of after-school programming to extend enrichment, such as theater classes run by the Dallas Children's Theater at LHE after school, Karate classes also at the school run by a nearby studio, Chess club, etc... My son loves his REACH class. REACH is a pullout g/t program that further challenges identified g/t kids.

I recently volunteered as a WatchDOG at the school (google it). I got to see firsthand all the teacher-student interactions across various classrooms. The school is extremely well-run and the kids respond. The 2015 theme was 'Choose Kind' -- putting children in positions to show compassion towards others.

LHE is the center of the community. Weekends and days with great weather you will see numerous kids playing on the playground. Altogether a really great school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Lake Highlands Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 392 118 37 71 2 n/a n/a 0 620
1989 377 131 35 96 3 n/a n/a 0 642
1990 381 136 32 105 3 n/a n/a 0 657
1991 361 110 26 129 5 n/a n/a 0 631
1992 360 107 28 153 3 n/a n/a 0 651
1993 334 101 23 165 4 n/a n/a 0 627
1994 341 120 28 161 2 n/a n/a 0 652
1995 314 165 24 163 3 n/a n/a 0 669
1996 314 165 24 163 3 n/a n/a 0 669
1997 288 190 20 174 2 n/a n/a 0 674
1998 278 215 22 203 4 n/a n/a 0 722
1999 264 219 18 176 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2000 251 173 12 189 1 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 239 205 11 214 3 n/a n/a 0 672
2002 210 247 13 252 4 n/a n/a 0 726
2003 210 247 13 252 4 n/a n/a 0 726
2004 202 195 9 261 4 n/a n/a 0 671
2005 185 220 3 224 2 n/a n/a 0 634
2006 178 211 4 229 2 n/a n/a 0 624
2007 196 114 5 237 1 n/a n/a 0 553
2008 215 127 5 252 1 n/a n/a 0 600
2009 233 131 9 258 2 n/a n/a 0 633
2010 232 99 11 243 5 n/a n/a 0 590
2011 247 87 13 285 6 0 8 0 646
2012 295 104 16 291 6 0 4 0 716
2013 305 106 23 289 5 0 6 0 734
2014 326 93 27 274 3 0 18 0 741
2015 340 78 14 241 3 0 16 0 692
2016 360 55 11 254 2 0 10 0 692

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 Lake Highlands Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 620 41.0 15.1 n/a
1989 642 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 47.0 13.9 n/a
1991 631 46.6 13.5 n/a
1992 651 47.4 13.7 32.6
1993 627 43.0 14.6 45.0
1994 652 42.0 15.5 35.3
1995 669 44.5 15.0 42.6
1996 669 44.5 15.0 42.6
1997 674 42.6 15.8 43.9
1998 722 46.8 15.4 44.6
1999 677 46.1 14.7 52.1
2000 626 41.0 15.3 51.9
2001 672 46.9 14.3 49.7
2002 726 45.6 15.9 59.5
2003 726 45.6 15.9 59.5
2004 671 50.7 13.2 62.0
2005 634 46.5 13.6 63.4
2006 624 45.0 13.9 66.3
2007 553 39.2 14.1 51.4
2008 600 41.6 14.4 53.5
2009 633 42.6 14.8 54.5
2010 590 42.6 13.8 50.0
2011 646 40.3 15.9 50.6
2012 716 43.7 16.3 49.2
2013 734 41.4 17.7 50.8
2014 741 42.1 17.5 48.2
2015 692 43.0 16.0 38.9
2016 692 43.0 16.0 37.7

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 Lake Highlands Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 620 41.0 15.1 n/a
1989 642 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 47.0 13.9 n/a
1991 631 46.6 13.5 n/a
1992 651 47.4 13.7 32.6
1993 627 43.0 14.6 45.0
1994 652 42.0 15.5 35.3
1995 669 44.5 15.0 42.6
1996 669 44.5 15.0 42.6
1997 674 42.6 15.8 43.9
1998 722 46.8 15.4 44.6
1999 677 46.1 14.7 52.1
2000 626 41.0 15.3 51.9
2001 672 46.9 14.3 49.7
2002 726 45.6 15.9 59.5
2003 726 45.6 15.9 59.5
2004 671 50.7 13.2 62.0
2005 634 46.5 13.6 63.4
2006 624 45.0 13.9 66.3
2007 553 39.2 14.1 51.4
2008 600 41.6 14.4 53.5
2009 633 42.6 14.8 54.5
2010 590 42.6 13.8 50.0
2011 646 40.3 15.9 50.6
2012 716 43.7 16.3 49.2
2013 734 41.4 17.7 50.8
2014 741 42.1 17.5 48.2
2015 692 43.0 16.0 38.9
2016 692 43.0 16.0 37.7

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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