School Details

Highland Elementary School

2829 Moyers Road, Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 231-1424
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 476 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
46%
56%
63%
51%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
37%
46%
69%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
55%
65%
72%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
46%
60%
35%
51%
65%
32%
42%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
48%
60%
56%
42%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Contra Costa 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 middle school in San Pablo. The principal of Highland Elementary School is David Ranch, who can be contacted at dranch@wccusd.net. 476 children attend Highland Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Unspecified. 45% of the Highland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 476 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Elementary School is 18:1. Canterbury Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 10%
Hispanic 55% 46%
Unspecified 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Filipino 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 64%
Limited English proficiency 45% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    My daughter attends Highland. The teachers here is caring and is very concern with the students education. I love the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We just held our first walk-a-thon. The students had a blast and we raised some money - win win.

  • (3 years ago)

    Highland is an amazing school where all students are encouraged to learn and are taught how to be the best that they can be. It's the community of teachers parents children and staff at Highland that make it a wonderful place.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had my 2 kids at this school since Jan 2008 and we left for 2 months out of the country when we returned I asked for them to go to summer school and they couldn't I don't under stand how someone can miss that much school and still pass. My 1st grader hated the food because there isn't even a kitchen the food is brought in hot and given to the children it looks disgusting. Very little parent involvement and the only thing that is good is the secretary who is nice. Other than that I have not had a great experience at this school. nor have my kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been a teacher at Highland Elementary for over 6 years. The quality and dedication of the teachers administrators and allied support staff are superb. Teachers are caring creative and educated. There is an Afterschool program a Sports for Kids program and a garden project in the works. Parent involvement has been pretty low and this has been an issue for teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Highland school has a preschool program that my child attended. I had mixed feelings about this school. The teacher told me she felt my child had needed special time with a speech therapist and made it seem serious which made me anxious to resolve the indicated problem and i immediately signed the consent and returned it the very next day to the school. This was back in September and my child has yet to meet with this 'speech therapist' for and 'evaluation'. I find this to be a little troubling not only to me but to other parents who may have been approached with the same concern. I find the program to be a little disorganized and not very parent friendly. They do teach the children great songs to relate their lessons with etc. And as for acedemic programs the amount of writing my child does now is great!

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