School Details

Highlands Academy

15850-A Dam Road Ext., Clearlake, CA 95422
(707) 994-6447

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-9 101 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Highlands Academy is a public middle school in Clearlake. The principal of Highlands Academy is Carl Stewart, who can be contacted at 101 students attend Highlands Academy and identify mostly as Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Highlands Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 101 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Highlands Academy is 17:1. Lloyd Hance Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian 2% 0.7%
Multiracial 11% %
Unspecified 10% 11%
Filipino 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3099%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 80%
Limited English proficiency 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I have found this middle school to be as good for the students as the parent and student make it. The administrators are excellent and the staff is mostly made up of caring professional educators who are helping us struggle through low CA test scores. Since I help at the school I see the many extra hours the staff puts in to try to help our children succeed. Yes I have had problems in the past but I find that open honest communication is the key. We moved here from the Southern Caliofnria area and I find a different set of problems here most of which includes a small set of parents with a loud voice who want to tear things down instead of working with the school and brining everything up.

  • (8 years ago)

    Do not send your children to this school. We have lived in this county for about 4 years now and it is the only middle school available. The teachers principle's etc.. (except a chosen few) do not care what happens to your child as long as they are being paid.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is poor at best tutoring is essentially unavailable unless a special request is made. Music art and other activities are sorely lacking and parent involvement is low (to the best of my knowledge). Oak Hill's policies such as dress code are either over-the-top or out-dated. Most of Oak Hill's text books and academic materials are also out-dated. In addition to being grossly overcrowded Oak Hill Middle School continues to have a history of student bullying.

  • (10 years ago)

    I applaude the improvements made to the school but it obviously has a long way to go.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers have a good combination of raising the standards holding the students to them yet are compassionate to work with the IEPs and 504s for the kids who need them. They are all working very hard to compensate for many parents who have low abilities themselves and do not have the ability to help with homework etc.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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