School Details

Highland Elementary School

1845 NW Highland Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 474-5765
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 404 students 19 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

74%
69%
61%
86%
80%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grants Pass School District 7 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
64%
64%
80%
85%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grants Pass School District 7 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
65%
58%
73%
75%
68%
84%
83%
67%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grants Pass School District 7 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grants Pass. 404 students go to Highland Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 56% of the 404 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Elementary School is 19:1. Brighton Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 80%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    So far we have had a great 2 years at Highland. There is great communication between parents and staff. My daughter has had appropriately challenging work but there doesn't seem to be crazy pressure on the kids. There is a very supportive feel at the school and I feel lucky this is where my kids will be.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son and daughter both go to this school and they love it. Both teachers are great. I usually come in once a week and check in.They always make time to talk with me.

  • (5 years ago)

    Highland has great teachers and parent communication!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are all amazing! Go Hawks!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think everything about this school is wonderful- except one thing. They need to do some work and organization on the parking lot not only is it dangerous for the kids but parents as well. I have seen several problems and near accidents. It seems as though we are fixing problems that need no solution. But ignoring the real problem at hand.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have only been with Highland for a month now but I can see it is an excellent school. I highly recommend Mrs. Walker the gym teacher and also the after school program is awesome.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe that the academic programs that they offer are quite excellent compared to other elementary schools in the city. The teachers work extra hard with their kids; as well as make time for parents.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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