School Details

Highland Elementary School

700 Highlander Drive, Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7292
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 781 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

62%
58%
56%
62%
65%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
45%
46%
49%
68%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
65%
78%
76%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
60%
60%
58%
66%
65%
36%
52%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
65%
60%
53%
64%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Riverside. The principal of Highland Elementary School is Lia Boucher, whose e-mail is lboucher@rusd.k12.ca.us. 781 children attend Highland Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 31% of the Highland Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 781 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Highland Elementary School is 18:1. Islamic Academy of Riverside is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 54%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 9%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 42270%
Filipino 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 57%
Limited English proficiency 31% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    Highland is such an extroadinary school. Yes the parent involvement could be better but it is hard to go wrong with all the great teachers office staff and administrators. Ms. Petix (principal) and Mr. Cuellar (asst. principal) are the kindest caring administrators around. The PTA seems to be working very hard to enhance classroom work. Our school is very lucky to have a school were the kids come first and overall everyone (teachers parents and admin) is working together to achieve the best for our kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal has a good leadership & the teachers are bright... But the parents need to get involve a little bit more because one of the most important factors for achieving success in school is discipline. Discipline starts from home!

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal Ms. Petix is great. The teachers & staff are all dedicated. However the parents need to get involve more! Discipline & guidance- starts at home. These things are very important in achieving academic success! We as parents have an obligation to our children... They are our future! Let us help the principal & the teachers by getting involve w/ our childrens's education! We owe it to them!

  • (9 years ago)

    my daughter seana went to highland from k to 5th grade and i must say i really miss her attending the school.The teachers are wonderful and Mrs.pedix is a wonderful principal.due to us moving we had to leave but for newcommers you will all enjoy im sure of it thank you highland. ms valenzuela

  • (11 years ago)

    Highland Elementary is a very good school. Last years school administration was well organized and plain awesome. This years administration since majority is new staff is unorganized not well equipped with school supplies and necessary books for children. If it wasn't for these dedicated teachers that are willing to buy supplies for these students some students would not have required essentials or class materials. These teachers are great adjusting to the kaos of having to teach new programs insisted by administration.

  • (11 years ago)

    The administrative at Highland is awesome but the area leaves a lot to be desired. The majority of the students are low income and thru my expierence the parents do not participate in anything. This school does not offer school productions and when they do it put on by the english learners dept and has all been done in Spanish. The administeration and teachers are really great but if I had the choice I would put my child in a different school.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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