Highland Park Elementary

Summary:

Highland Park Elementary is a public elementary school in Sheridan, Wyoming, serving 295 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Sheridan County School District #2, which is ranked 3rd out of 42 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Highland Park Elementary consistently ranks among the top 10-15 elementary schools in Wyoming, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher than the state averages, often exceeding 70% proficiency. In 2022-2023, Highland Park's 5th-grade students achieved 79% proficiency in ELA and 80.7% proficiency in Mathematics, outperforming the district and state. The school also performs well on the WY-TOPP science assessment, with 4th-grade students achieving 59.1% proficiency.

Compared to nearby schools, Highland Park Elementary has a lower percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with only 15.93% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. However, the school's performance on the WY-TOPP assessments for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds is still impressive, ranking 12th out of 115 Wyoming elementary schools in this subgroup in 2022-2023. The school's proximity to other high-performing schools in the Sheridan County School District #2, such as Woodland Park Elementary and Sagebrush Elementary, suggests a collaborative and focused approach to education within the district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2 Mydland Road
       Sheridan, WY  82801


(307) 672-2113

District: Sheridan County School District #2

SchoolDigger Rank:
14th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,432 Help


Students who attend Highland Park Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sheridan Junior High School
High:    Sheridan High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  295

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.7%
Two or more races:
7.5%
Hispanic:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Highland Park Elementary ranks better than 90.4% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.7%), two or more races (7.5%), Hispanic (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Sheridan County School District #2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Park Elementary is 13.5, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Park Elementary is $15,432, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highland Park Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Park Elementary 14th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Highland Park Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Sheridan County School District #2:

SchoolDigger ranks Sheridan County School District #2 3rd of 42 Wyoming 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 WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.50 11th 131 91.6%
2005 67.91 37th 136 72.8%
2006 63.94 48th 145 66.9%
2007 35.30 119th 149 20.1%
2008 70.96 33rd 151 78.1%
2009 77.05 21st 150 86.0%
2010 84.86 9th 150 94.0%
2011 85.34 6th 152 96.1%
2012 87.19 4th 143 97.2%
2013 91.19 2nd 142 98.6%
2014 91.28 5th 147 96.6%
2015 85.40 13th 154 91.6%
2016 84.13 12th 148 91.9%
2017 92.30 3rd 151 98.0%
2018 91.70 6th 147 95.9%
2019 90.12 7th 153 95.4%
2021 88.47 8th 153 94.8%
2022 90.41 6th 144 95.8%
2023 84.77 14th 146 90.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.92 16th 75 78.7%
2021 98.91 1st 71 98.6%
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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 WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.51 8th 99 91.9%
2019 93.99 5th 132 96.2%
2021 73.51 16th 119 86.6%
2022 92.06 3rd 110 97.3%
2023 78.12 12th 115 89.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.62 3rd 125 97.6%
2019 88.65 6th 136 95.6%
2021 89.40 6th 132 95.5%
2022 92.37 1st 126 99.2%
2023 86.03 10th 129 92.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.06 6th 126 95.2%
2019 88.48 10th 138 92.8%
2021 86.26 7th 134 94.8%
2022 86.40 7th 127 94.5%
2023 83.95 11th 132 91.7%
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Rank History for White students at Highland Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.96 9th 120 92.5%
2021 88.27 7th 113 93.8%
2022 86.04 11th 103 89.3%
2023 83.07 14th 101 86.1%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming Department of Education, 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.

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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
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 382 382
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 378 378
1991 383 0 4 4 5 n/a n/a 0 396
1992 361 0 7 6 8 n/a n/a 0 382
1993 374 0 6 2 10 n/a n/a 0 392
1994 354 0 7 0 5 n/a n/a 0 366
1995 349 0 7 4 6 n/a n/a 0 366
1996 349 0 7 4 6 n/a n/a 0 366
1997 348 1 2 7 9 n/a n/a 0 367
1998 352 1 2 7 5 n/a n/a 0 367
1999 345 0 3 9 1 n/a n/a 0 358
2000 320 0 3 11 3 n/a n/a 0 337
2001 311 1 3 9 2 n/a n/a 0 326
2002 324 1 5 12 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2003 324 1 5 12 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2004 317 3 4 9 2 n/a n/a 0 335
2005 269 1 8 8 9 n/a n/a 0 295
2006 239 1 7 13 4 n/a n/a 0 264
2007 248 0 4 24 6 n/a n/a 0 282
2008 244 1 2 17 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2009 287 2 1 22 2 n/a n/a 0 314
2010 294 0 2 15 2 1 0 0 314
2011 306 0 1 11 3 0 0 0 321
2012 331 1 0 11 3 0 5 0 351
2013 327 1 1 13 3 0 7 0 352
2014 340 0 0 19 3 1 7 0 370
2015 332 0 0 23 7 1 11 0 374
2016 331 1 1 30 7 1 12 0 383
2017 334 0 1 22 6 1 10 0 374
2018 334 0 2 19 4 1 9 0 369
2019 279 3 1 23 3 1 10 0 320
2020 271 2 1 22 6 0 13 0 315
2021 276 2 1 20 2 1 17 0 319
2022 266 1 0 18 3 0 19 0 307
2023 247 1 0 20 5 0 22 0 295

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
1989 382 n/a n/a n/a
1990 378 14.0 27.0 n/a
1991 396 23.0 17.2 18.9
1992 382 17.5 21.8 16
1993 392 21.4 18.3 17.3
1994 366 21.0 17.4 15.3
1995 366 20.1 18.2 24
1996 366 20.1 18.2 24
1997 367 19.5 18.8 22.6
1998 367 17.7 20.7 14.4
1999 358 22.6 15.8 31.6
2000 337 26.5 12.7 32.6
2001 326 26.1 12.5 52.8
2002 345 29.2 11.8 27.5
2003 345 29.2 11.8 27.5
2004 335 27.2 12.3 29
2005 295 26.1 11.3 31.5
2006 264 21.6 12.2 31.4
2007 282 22.0 12.8 34
2008 264 20.9 12.6 30.3
2009 314 22.8 13.7 31.5
2010 314 22.2 13.7 36.9
2011 321 n/a n/a 34.9
2012 351 27.6 12.6 39.3
2013 352 n/a n/a 32.7
2014 370 25.6 14.4 35.1
2015 374 26.0 14.3 32.9
2016 383 25.0 15.3 33.7
2017 374 24.8 15.0 27.8
2018 369 23.9 15.4 28.7
2019 320 23.2 13.7 26.9
2020 315 23.1 13.5 23.8
2021 319 22.5 14.1 21.3
2022 307 21.5 14.2 15.3
2023 295 21.7 13.5 15.9

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
1989 382 n/a n/a n/a
1990 378 14.0 27.0 n/a
1991 396 23.0 17.2 18.9
1992 382 17.5 21.8 16
1993 392 21.4 18.3 17.3
1994 366 21.0 17.4 15.3
1995 366 20.1 18.2 24
1996 366 20.1 18.2 24
1997 367 19.5 18.8 22.6
1998 367 17.7 20.7 14.4
1999 358 22.6 15.8 31.6
2000 337 26.5 12.7 32.6
2001 326 26.1 12.5 52.8
2002 345 29.2 11.8 27.5
2003 345 29.2 11.8 27.5
2004 335 27.2 12.3 29
2005 295 26.1 11.3 31.5
2006 264 21.6 12.2 31.4
2007 282 22.0 12.8 34
2008 264 20.9 12.6 30.3
2009 314 22.8 13.7 31.5
2010 314 22.2 13.7 36.9
2011 321 n/a n/a 34.9
2012 351 27.6 12.6 39.3
2013 352 n/a n/a 32.7
2014 370 25.6 14.4 35.1
2015 374 26.0 14.3 32.9
2016 383 25.0 15.3 33.7
2017 374 24.8 15.0 27.8
2018 369 23.9 15.4 28.7
2019 320 23.2 13.7 26.9
2020 315 23.1 13.5 23.8
2021 319 22.5 14.1 21.3
2022 307 21.5 14.2 15.3
2023 295 21.7 13.5 15.9

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 $512 (3.9%) $12,706 (96.1%) $13,218
2020 $438 (3.1%) $13,846 (96.9%) $14,284
2021 $1,179 (7.9%) $13,744 (92.1%) $14,923
2022 $1,483 (10.7%) $12,385 (89.3%) $13,867
2023 $2,281 (14.8%) $13,151 (85.2%) $15,432

Data source: Wyoming 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 7th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 14th of 146 Elementary schools
 5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary)75.963.6
 12.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)7769.1
 7.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)72.273.2
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)78.478.7
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary)70.759.1
 11.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)66.363.9
 2.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)8186.4
 5.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)76.877.3
 0.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Highland Park Elementary)67.259.1
 8.1%
   4th Grade Science (Sheridan County School District #2)6358.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary)8279
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)78.676.8
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Elementary)85.380.7
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)79.678.7
 0.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students320295
 7.8%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic2320
 13%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White279247
 11.5%
Two or More Races1022
 120%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.9%15.9%
 10.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Highland Park Elementary

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

Middle : Sheridan Junior High School
High : Sheridan High School

Students at Highland Park Elementary are 84% White, 7% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 295 students attended Highland Park Elementary.

Yes. Highland Park Elementary ranks in the top 9.6% of Wyoming elementary schools.


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

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