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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
32 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
632
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,218
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,274/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$69,643
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$250,000
National
$184,700

Highland Community School District Reviews

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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.
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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!