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About This School

Highlands Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pittsburg. The principal of Highlands Elementary School is Kari Reese, who can be contacted at kreese@pittsburg.k12.ca.us. 643 children attend Highlands Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 36% of the Highlands Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 643 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Highlands Elementary School is 19:1. Foothill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Crew
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Filipino 7% 5%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 54% 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 10348%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 22%
Unspecified 16% 9%
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 74%
Limited English proficiency 36% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been teaching at Highlands Elementary for 4 months but was a special Ed aide there before earning my teaching credential. I can tell you that the staff have been very friendly and go above and beyond their duty to help each child reach their full potential. The principal truly loves children and expects a caring staff. He is very in tune with the community families teachers and students so that everyone involved can grow and be successful. My daughter attended Highlands and had a great experience. Her teachers gave her the tools that have made her a success in high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had 4 children go through Highlands and they are doing very well. the staff is top notch and I must say the playground behavior is the best in the district. My children have attended other schools in the district since we moved to another neighborhood and we miss Highlands very much.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. The staff is amazing despite all the obstactles they are faces with. There are so many ooportunites for parents to get involved its just a shame more don't. Volunterring at Highlands is a great opportunity to get involved in your childs education.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has the hardest working teachers! Not only are they teaching to standards but are trying to make it fun for their students. It is a shame there isn't more parent help. Great School!

  • (8 years ago)

    Although this school has a low level of parental involvement it has great teachers and a fun environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students are challenged and there is a lot of parent involvement encouragement. Advanced students aren't always given the opportunity to continue to remain advanced. They are given the chance to attend additional classes but their grades don't always show their skills. If a child can do more than others in his/her class he/she will not be graded on that just on what the class as a whole can do.

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