School Details

Highland Elementary School

1309 Ensign Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 556-8500
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 648 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
42%
56%
63%
51%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
36%
46%
47%
57%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
48%
65%
57%
59%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
49%
60%
51%
54%
65%
25%
36%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified 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 Vallejo. The principal of Highland Elementary School is Nicole Anderson, whose e-mail is nanderson@vallejo.k12.ca.us. 648 children attend Highland Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 38% of the Highland Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 648 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Elementary School is 20:1. Special Touch Learning Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Hispanic 54% 29%
Filipino 5% 19%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 32%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 15300%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 55%
Limited English proficiency 38% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My second grader was beat up by a gang of kids during recess. He tried to tell on duty recess staff but they were too busy to listen. During the next recess he again attacked by these students. No one at the school seems to be interested in actually doing anything about violence. This is not the first time but it is the last as I am taking my son out of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not sure yet to early for true review so far so good our son is now enrolled in "K" And I have yet been to any public meeting at the school outside of parent teacher meeting which I'll be attending today 11/12/2013.

  • (1 year ago)

    My sons teacher is amazing BUT the parent involment SUCKS!! The event I have gone to there are only maybe 30 families that show up out of a school of 800! Are you kidding me There is no staff at lunch and the safty of the students is not great! I'm looking into other opions for next year but Im not rich and cannot afford private school. This is America so what happpened to our education system. Why is it you eith have to be rich to give your kids the educatio they deserve or you have to fight tooth and nail just to get some education. Land of the free? We are no longer educationaly free I can't beleave we spend more money on prisons then school. NO ONE ELSE SEES A PROBLEM WITH THIS. Why as parents are we so passive about all this were is the fight of our forfathers!! No one seems to care anymore about our childrens education. WHY???

  • (7 years ago)

    My Son Has Gone To Highland Since Pre School And I Believe The Teacher's Are Doing A Great Job With What They Have To Work With. I Not Think Any School Is Going To Be Perfect Now Days. It's All About Money And Our Kids Have To Deal With Not Having Band Class And Art Class Like When We Were In School. They Don't Even Have Money For Simple Supplies. I Don't Remenber My Parents Having A List To Go By For School Supplies? Do You ? But Highland And There Teacher Try Very Hard To Make It Work And I'm Very Thankful For That.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter now entering the fifth grade has attended Highland since the first grade. The Principal cares very much for the students and goes above and beyond the call of duty in making sure their needs are met. The PTA does have only a couple of active participants and the parents who are complaining above would do well to get involved. Schools only provide the opportunity for children to learn and the rest of the work is up to the parents. They need to ensure that homework is being completed and encourage them to read and learn on their own. If the parents aren't doing that then there is little the teachers can do but babysit. Highland provides the tools to make sure that students can and do learn. Our experience has been very positive and the teachers and administration are to be commended.

  • (9 years ago)

    I so far am not to happy with this school there is know music class or after school program. The children seem out of control. I think if considering a school in vallejo dont choos this one because of lack of programs and lack of good teachers!

  • (10 years ago)

    Involvement by principal is minimal. PTA has 4 parents involved on a regular basis. No continuity in rules and reactionary disciplinng based primarily on the principal's or teachers' moods for that day.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has attended highland since preschool where he was also enrolled their day care program. He is now in the second grade.I think the academic are good they have a great reading program and i have found that the teacher and staff have always been supportive and available.

  • (10 years ago)

    Highland School has just been remodeled thanks to the citizens of Vallejo. Our city passed a 134 million dollar bond to do this. Highland looks beautiful on the inside now.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been attending this school since grade K. He is a diabetic and the office staff has taken great care of his needs. His K & 1st grade teachers were great. I really can't complain.

  • (10 years ago)

    I live one block from this school and my kid goes to Wardlaw the leadership at this school stinks.

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