School Details

Highlands Elementary School

1000 Depaul Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 696-8754
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 400 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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55%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
61%
61%
35%
56%
60%
89%
82%
83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
82%
79%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
53%
55%
45%
58%
60%
49%
51%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highlands Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Highlands Elementary School is Ms. Kimberlee Hayward, who can be contacted at HAYWARDK@DUVALSCHOOLS.ORG. 400 students attend Highlands Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Highlands Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 400 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Highlands Elementary School is 13:1. Chatman's Early Learning Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 80% 44%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Multiracial 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 49%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm actually a grandparent but my grandchildren live with me. We love Highlands Elementary. It's a small school and as a consequence the children get lots of individual attention. One of my grandchildren is in the Autism program and the other in regular class. They have both attended since first grade and we have been lucky to have great teachers the entire time as well as principals. If you have any concerns the teachers will work with you. They set high standards which challenge the children and it shows as the ratings for this school get better each year. I wish this school went all the way through 8th grade!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is excellent and the Principal is an awesome man who truly cares about educating children.

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