School Details

Highland Elementary School

3220 113th Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 335-1585
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 619 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

90%
79%
65%
84%
82%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lake Stevens School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
78%
63%
94%
87%
73%
80%
75%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lake Stevens School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
74%
63%
80%
82%
73%
82%
81%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lake Stevens School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Stevens. The principal of Highland Elementary School is Trudi Spierling. 619 students go to Highland Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 18% of the 619 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Elementary School is 19:1. Sunnycrest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 75%
Multiracial 7% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My girls are in 2nd grade & have been there since K1. The creativity level of attention to the children involvement of parents is incredible. There is continuous communication re what The class curriculum school surrounding community expectations throughout the year for my girls (& the school family). They integrate leadership learnings into the curriculum both through studies & practical situations (award & careful feedback reinforcement). They have fun too! I have never seen a happier group of faculty. My girls are he same age they learn differently (+ different strengths) ~ through online math spelling reading etc. free access enables my girls to improve &/or excel outside of the already superb education plans. Lastly I have seen the principal teachers & faculty involved in all activities. A breath of fresh air!!!! Way to go Highland! From a very appreciative mom )

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! Excellent teachers and staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a second grader and I find this school to be 'Outstanding'. The teachers are superb and the overall attitude of the students is excellent! Everyone is nice and respectful and my second grader loves it there and she is excelling in all her studies. I would highly recommend this school to any parent. Sincerely Carol Lee

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our first year at Highland and we are so impressed the teachers are fabulous the facility is great! I could not ask for more! I have not had much experiance with the principal yet but I see her all over the school and she seems very nice! The secratarey's are helpful and kind!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two Highland Hornets and soon to be three! I have been nothing but completly impressed by those I have had the pleasure of working with. Highland focuses on giving our children the skills needed for a life full of continued learning. As for the comments regarding the prinicipal I again have been nothing but impressed by Chris. Anyone with any managerial experience should realize that nobody in a position of leadership can make everyone happy all of the time. I truly believe as hard as it is that Chris has made many tough decisions for the good of our children and our school. Be careful what you ask for....the grass is always greener on the other side.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a veteran teacher that has been at Highland since it's opening. I love the school and the community it draws from. On the other hand other teachers and myself are heartbroken concerning its current weak leadership. Parents of prospective students should be aware of the schools work and learning environment prior to enrolling. I personally would not enroll my child until these leadership issue are resolved.

  • (7 years ago)

    Higland Elementary is a great school! My child has recieved an exceptional education over his three years. He is the product of amazing teachers. On the other hand the principal Chris Larsen can be difficult to work with. He had a music performance this spring and sang a solo in the musical 'Grease' the principal was nowhere to be found.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of four highland Elementary students two have graduated and the other two are active. I love the community the school draws from and the teachers. On the other hand the Principal is terrible! She has had problems ever since she started.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children atteneded Highland since its opening. My youngest is now in her last year there and we are sad to say goodbye to a loving organized self esteem building environment such as this one. The teachers and leadership are committed to strive for excellence. All students are equally treated. If you are in this district or planning to move to it good for you.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter attended Highland prior to our move to Arizona. The teachers were outstanding. They all put forth 100+% effort and concern for our children. I'm hoping the foundation started at Highland will carry my daughter for some time. The quality of education where we live now is nothing compared to what she received there.

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