Highland Middle School
- LIBERTYVILLE, IL
grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A minus
Highland Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in LIBERTYVILLE, IL. It has 863 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade B+
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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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Highland Middle School Reviews
Rating 2.59 out of 5 22 reviews
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Overall I liked my experience at Highland Middle School. At that school there was many clubs and activities to get involved in. The teachers were all very welcoming and helpful. One thing I liked was student assistance on Friday mornings, where students were allowed into the school early to get help on anything. Throughout my years at HMS, I have met my best friends. I have become very close with a group, however the school's schedule and activities allows myself to become friends with many others outside of my friend group. However, one thing I would change is the gym uniforms. Although I know these are uniforms, many students complain about them. I think we should be allowed to wear whatever type of pants or shorts we want, then just wear the uniform shirt. All together, my experience at Highland Middle School was exciting and I looked forward to going to learn.
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
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.