School Details

Highgate School

219 Gore Rd, Highgate Center, VT 05459
(802) 868-4170
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 307 students 10 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

70%
70%
70%
70%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Highgate School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
67%
67%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Highgate School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
59%
59%
59%
48%
48%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Highgate School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
60%
60%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Highgate School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
27%
44%
44%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Highgate School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highgate School is a public middle school. 307 children attend Highgate School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 307 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Highgate School is 10:1. Sheldon Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 76%
Native American or Native Alaskan 24% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school staff definitely prioritizes the well being of each student and they are passionate about what they do. Communication could be better between all staff members and also with the parents. New principal this year so hopefully that will be changed. There is lack of staff support and materials to teach ALL the children and to help those understanding material to move forward; as majority have IEP's 504's or other behavioral/emotional/social issues. The teachers do their best though with what they have to work with. Not thrilled with the music dept. though at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has an exceptional staff but teachers are overwhelmed. The classroom is not a very good learning environment because too many students are on Individual Education Plans or Individual Development Plans. Even with Para Profesionals to help some teachers are unable to or are struggling to challenge those students who are at a higher academic level and have no learning disabilities.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great learning environment for all.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is not only operated by an exceptionably talented staff but also has a firm commitment from the parents and community to make sure our kids excel in academic sports music etc. Supported by summer programs such as Highgate Cares. We love our kids and we will love yours. We are a small community but we have big hearts.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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