Highland Park Elementary

Summary:

Highland Park Elementary is a public elementary school in Texarkana, Texas, serving 364 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Texarkana Independent School District, which is ranked 616 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating.

Highland Park Elementary has consistently struggled with low academic performance, as evidenced by its poor scores on STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests. In 2022-2023, only 18% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in STAAR Reading, compared to 42% for the district and 50% for the state. The school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as female students, African American students, and students with special needs. Despite having a relatively high per-student spending of $9,190 and a low student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1, Highland Park Elementary ranks in the bottom quartile of Texas elementary schools.

Interestingly, the nearby schools in the Texarkana Independent School District, such as Nash Elementary, Waggoner Creek Elementary, and Wake Village Elementary, generally perform better on STAAR tests and have higher rankings compared to Highland Park Elementary. In contrast, the Martha & Josh Morriss Math & Engineering Elementary, which is also part of the same school district, is a high-performing school that ranks among the top 5 elementary schools in Texas.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 401 W 25th St
       Texarkana, TX  75503-4200


(903) 794-8001

District: Texarkana Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
3962nd of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,190 Help


Students who attend Highland Park Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Texas Middle
High:    Texas High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  364

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.6%
African American:
39.0%
White:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Highland Park Elementary ranks worse than 85.3% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 5th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Texarkana Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.6%), African American (39%), White (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Park Elementary is 13, which is the 4th best among 7 elementary schools in the Texarkana Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Park Elementary is $9,190. 6 elementary schools in the Texarkana Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highland Park Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Park Elementary 3962nd of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Highland Park Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Texarkana Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Texarkana Independent School District (Isd) 616th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Park Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.01 804th 3465 76.8%
2005 77.42 588th 3475 83.1%
2006 70.86 979th 3476 71.8%
2007 53.94 2013th 3724 45.9%
2008 54.97 1936th 3768 48.6%
2009 70.58 1065th 3884 72.6%
2010 65.75 1420th 3937 63.9%
2011 58.58 1903rd 4095 53.5%
2012 23.54 3711th 4206 11.8%
2013 11.75 4047th 4221 4.1%
2014 35.99 3106th 4260 27.1%
2015 35.30 3091st 4320 28.4%
2016 40.48 2821st 4286 34.2%
2017 26.69 3364th 4329 22.3%
2018 28.12 3304th 4359 24.2%
2019 25.07 3624th 4479 19.1%
2021 25.07 3499th 4578 23.6%
2022 15.32 4189th 4581 8.6%
2023 20.75 3962nd 4647 14.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.71 771st 3226 76.1%
2019 49.66 1582nd 3333 52.5%
2021 66.24 754th 3446 78.1%
2022 48.86 1718th 3487 50.7%
2023 46.19 1900th 3556 46.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 20.40 3554th 3799 6.4%
2022 16.70 3815th 3952 3.5%
2023 15.95 3956th 4086 3.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.04 2696th 4264 36.8%
2019 40.59 2736th 4309 36.5%
2021 36.57 2956th 4451 33.6%
2022 21.45 3973rd 4477 11.3%
2023 33.44 3312th 4521 26.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.78 2636th 4306 38.8%
2019 21.48 3804th 4348 12.5%
2021 22.97 3680th 4499 18.2%
2022 12.49 4348th 4561 4.7%
2023 12.26 4373rd 4588 4.7%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.38 1427th 4240 66.3%
2019 50.05 1961st 4295 54.3%
2021 44.32 2241st 4331 48.3%
2022 28.63 3598th 4461 19.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.26 3864th 4319 10.5%
2019 32.87 3145th 4357 27.8%
2021 30.25 3165th 4498 29.6%
2022 22.50 3840th 4563 15.8%
2023 32.61 3221st 4585 29.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.95 1789th 2483 28.0%
2019 35.57 1734th 2515 31.1%
2021 23.16 2132nd 2444 12.8%
2022 18.23 2244th 2421 7.3%
2023 21.75 2155th 2443 11.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.15 1936th 4168 53.6%
2019 32.56 3130th 4188 25.3%
2021 55.35 1615th 4329 62.7%
2022 42.54 2592nd 4376 40.8%
2023 41.85 2642nd 4401 40.0%
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Rank History for White students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.84 2409th 3127 23.0%
2021 13.97 2878th 3082 6.6%
2022 25.87 2546th 3082 17.4%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Highland Park Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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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
1988 165 91 7 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 270
1989 158 107 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 276
1990 160 94 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1991 163 108 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1992 155 102 6 10 1 n/a n/a 0 274
1993 135 109 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1994 127 122 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1995 77 87 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 174
1996 77 87 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 174
1997 90 75 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 170
1998 122 132 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 258
1999 111 145 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 268
2000 122 141 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 277
2001 146 175 0 15 2 n/a n/a 0 338
2002 127 205 1 20 3 n/a n/a 0 356
2003 127 205 1 20 3 n/a n/a 0 356
2004 118 191 4 32 4 n/a n/a 0 349
2005 85 212 3 29 5 n/a n/a 0 334
2006 76 225 4 38 4 n/a n/a 0 347
2007 79 209 3 36 4 n/a n/a 0 331
2008 71 220 4 40 1 n/a n/a 0 336
2009 59 203 2 58 1 n/a n/a 0 323
2010 55 210 1 50 1 n/a n/a 0 317
2011 38 193 1 60 2 0 18 0 312
2012 41 187 0 117 1 0 12 0 358
2013 41 192 0 121 4 0 20 0 378
2014 33 183 0 124 2 0 17 0 359
2015 46 188 0 143 1 0 23 0 401
2016 44 163 0 154 1 0 20 0 382
2017 32 151 0 154 1 0 22 0 360
2018 41 145 0 162 1 0 19 0 368
2019 37 140 3 169 0 0 14 0 363
2020 31 140 1 178 0 0 13 0 363
2021 30 149 0 165 0 0 18 0 362
2022 30 158 0 159 1 0 13 0 361
2023 34 142 0 177 1 0 10 0 364

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 13.0 20.7 n/a
1989 276 n/a n/a n/a
1990 265 16.0 16.5 n/a
1991 283 15.8 17.9 n/a
1992 274 17.2 15.9 44.2
1993 257 16.0 16.1 58
1994 261 16.1 16.2 57.1
1995 174 12.7 13.7 60.9
1996 174 12.7 13.7 60.9
1997 170 14.9 11.4 57.1
1998 258 14.6 17.7 60.9
1999 268 14.2 18.9 75.4
2000 277 16.3 17.0 75.5
2001 338 18.9 17.9 74.9
2002 356 20.5 17.4 80.3
2003 356 20.5 17.4 80.3
2004 349 20.8 16.8 79.7
2005 334 20.5 16.3 85.3
2006 347 21.1 16.4 87.6
2007 331 21.0 15.8 88.8
2008 336 20.4 16.5 91.7
2009 323 21.6 14.9 91.6
2010 317 22.4 14.1 92.4
2011 312 23.0 13.5 93.6
2012 358 25.8 13.8 93.6
2013 378 26.1 14.4 95.8
2014 359 25.7 13.9 94.2
2015 401 27.0 14.8 91.3
2016 382 28.0 13.6 93.7
2017 360 26.9 13.3 95
2018 368 27.3 13.4 97.6
2019 363 27.1 13.3 97.8
2020 363 27.2 13.3 97
2021 362 31.3 11.5 97.2
2022 361 27.1 13.2 97.5
2023 364 27.9 13.0 96.7

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 Highland Park Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 13.0 20.7 n/a
1989 276 n/a n/a n/a
1990 265 16.0 16.5 n/a
1991 283 15.8 17.9 n/a
1992 274 17.2 15.9 44.2
1993 257 16.0 16.1 58
1994 261 16.1 16.2 57.1
1995 174 12.7 13.7 60.9
1996 174 12.7 13.7 60.9
1997 170 14.9 11.4 57.1
1998 258 14.6 17.7 60.9
1999 268 14.2 18.9 75.4
2000 277 16.3 17.0 75.5
2001 338 18.9 17.9 74.9
2002 356 20.5 17.4 80.3
2003 356 20.5 17.4 80.3
2004 349 20.8 16.8 79.7
2005 334 20.5 16.3 85.3
2006 347 21.1 16.4 87.6
2007 331 21.0 15.8 88.8
2008 336 20.4 16.5 91.7
2009 323 21.6 14.9 91.6
2010 317 22.4 14.1 92.4
2011 312 23.0 13.5 93.6
2012 358 25.8 13.8 93.6
2013 378 26.1 14.4 95.8
2014 359 25.7 13.9 94.2
2015 401 27.0 14.8 91.3
2016 382 28.0 13.6 93.7
2017 360 26.9 13.3 95
2018 368 27.3 13.4 97.6
2019 363 27.1 13.3 97.8
2020 363 27.2 13.3 97
2021 362 31.3 11.5 97.2
2022 361 27.1 13.2 97.5
2023 364 27.9 13.0 96.7

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Highland Park Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,879 (21.8%) $6,749 (78.2%) $8,627
2020 $1,972 (22.2%) $6,914 (77.8%) $8,886
2021 $2,027 (22.1%) $7,163 (77.9%) $9,190

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Park Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3624th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 3962nd of 4647 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)2618
 8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))4142
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)2830
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))4331
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
3rd Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)2522
 3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))2016
 4%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)3926
 13%
4th Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)3621
 15%
   4th Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))3836
 2%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)2627
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))4232
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
4th Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)130
 13%
   4th Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))2122
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)2931
 2%
5th Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)4749
 2%
   5th Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))4650
 4%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)4130
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))5340
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Highland Park Elementary)4123
 18%
   5th Grade Science (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))5130
 21%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%
5th Grade Reading (Highland Park Elementary)6333
 30%
   5th Grade Reading (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))6721
 46%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5333
 20%
5th Grade Science (Highland Park Elementary)1311
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Texarkana Independent School District (Isd))128
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)189
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students363364
 0.3%
African American140142
 1.4%
American Indian01
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic169177
 4.7%
Pacific Islander00
White3734
 8.1%
Two or More Races1410
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.8%96.7%
 1.1%


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Highland Park Elementary ranks in the bottom 14.7% of Texas elementary schools.

Students at Highland Park Elementary are 49% Hispanic, 39% African American, 9% White, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Highland Park Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Texas Middle
High : Texas High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 364 students attended Highland Park Elementary.


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