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Highland Community School District is a public school district located in Riverside, IA. It has 632 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
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Highland Community School District Reviews
The teachers are great and the culture is improving mostly at the hands of our third-year counselor and wrestling coach. It is a small school in the middle of cornfields, so consequently, our diversity, academics, and resources are below average. I have felt safe at most all moments at Highland and I have to plug the STEM here: a world class robotics team and the state's only Aerospace Engineering program. Overall, improving school, but there are certainly area schools that could be better for students.
Some of the teachers really hope to see their students succeed. Any teacher is willing to help at any given time. I love the small-school environment, the inclusion, and the friendliness. However, there are a few teachers who seem to despise their job--they've lost the real reason behind teaching. There isn't much enthusiasm or cooperativeness from the teachers. The standards-based grading needs heavy improvement, and administration isn't very understanding at times.
Overall Highland is a great school. Leadership is phenomenal. lack or no present evidence of harassment or unpleasantness. Through my years everyone has a group and every group is open to a new comer. Staff is very friendly and teacher can teach!