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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
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Highland High School is an above average, public school located in Highland, IL. It has 899 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

Highland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
43 responses
Average ACT
26
116 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$57,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
  • Homecoming week
    33%
  • Madrigal Dinner
    24%
  • After Prom and Prom
    18%
  • Our school has a carbret and that is fun.
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Math Team competition
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
899
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,878/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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When I first moved to the Highland district my junior year I wasn't sure what to expect. But on my first day of school I was welcomed by the principal personally which made me feel very welcomed and wanted. After the principal welcomed me to the school he then introduced me to a few of the kids in my grade and those kids helped me find my way around the school. Highland High School made me feel very welcomed when I first arrived. I've always felt like I have someone to talk to at my school whether it was a teacher, student, or even one of the head administrators.
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It was a good four year experience. I always felt safe at school and mostly had a very good time there. Football games were always the best to go to. The faculty is all very nice and most teachers are willing to help you with anything you need. The food, like most school lunches, was not very good. The new coffee shop was a great addition to the school. Overall, Highland High School is a very welcoming, calming, and caring place to be. It is a very safe school in a safe community with a smart and very nice faculty.
Overall, this school provided the basics for us to get into college and gave its students a sense of community. However, the community in Highland, IL is hardly diverse in that everyone knows everyone and almost everyone was white and was used to living in a small town. Not that we can change who lives in Highland IL, but we can teach more about those populations and what the world truly looks like outside of this small town. Our school also focused a lot on its sports, and kids who were not into sports seemed not as important or "boring." Implementing more art and music, or just continuing to fund the ones we already have, would do tremendous things for all students attending HHS.