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Highland Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in Libertyville, IL. It has 865 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
310 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048
Telephone
(847) 362-9020
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Highland Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$126,406
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Median Home Value
$425,800
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
865
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,010
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses
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There are a couple of disgruntled parents who have taken to the internet to disparage Highland Middle School, writing the same poor reviews, copying and pasting them from site to site. This is not a reflection of the school. All my children graduated from HMS and we found top-notch teachers who engage the students, curriculum and studies that prepared them well for high school, and plenty of extracurriculars to keep students active and challenged. Students flourish at HMS but it's a tough go for some parents because they are not offered as many volunteer opportunities as in grade school (field trips, classroom duties). This is a high-ranking school district with supportive parents who expect and get the best. Read the results of parent surveys posted on the Libertyville School District #70 website to get real parent feedback. D70schools.org
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The negative reviews on here are most likely from a couple of disgruntled parents who didn't get "their way". I've never met a more caring and dedicated group of teachers, staff and administrators. They go out of their way to ensure that everyone is included and that unique needs are met. Administrators at the school listen to parental and student concerns and make every effort to resolve concerns as they arise BUT put the best interest of all students first. They have an excellent anti-bullying program and take bullying seriously. My older children couldn't have been happier at Highland and my 8th grader is sad to be leaving at the end of the year. They all participated in some of the activities, clubs or sports offered. The music (band, orchestra and choral) program is outstanding. KUDOS to the school for fine academics and a warm, caring environment. HIGHLY recommend Highland and all other District 70 schools to anyone moving to the area.
I am an eighth grader currently at Highland and have enjoyed the past three years I have been here. Highland is a wonderful school that offers many activities and opportunities for their students. Lots of the ratings I have been seeing on this website were bad because of some peoples experiences with teachers but most of them are over exaggerating the truth. Yes, some teachers here can be a little harsh, but for a good cause. I have had some instances of bad teaching but only from one teacher, not multiple. Overall, Highland is a great school that really influences their students and helps them be prepared for high school and later life.