School Details

Highlands Middle School

1350 Broadview Blvd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 226-0600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 609 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
77%
78%
77%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Highlands School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
80%
70%
70%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Highlands School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
75%
76%
79%
76%
80%
48%
46%
60%
68%
66%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Highlands School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highlands Middle School is a public middle school in Harrison Township. The principal of Highlands Middle School is Mr Shawn Bennis. 609 children attend Highlands Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 62% of the 609 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Highlands Middle School is 11:1. Charles A Huston Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Hispanic 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have two children at the middle school in 7th grade. New to school from California. Very disappointed in highlands school district. Teachers have "favorites" and the school has a high bullying rate. In which has no bullying programs at all. The school has no resources for students who are bullied or whom bully. I would not recommend the highlands school district at all. I have a student in the high school also. These schools are filled with disrespectful children who's majority from poverty and drug ridden parents. Such disgust. .

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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