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Highlands School

Highlands, NC


Highlands School
545 Pierson Dr
Highlands, NC  28741
Phone: 828-526-2147
Macon County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
8

Grades Served: K-12
Enrollment: 315
Type: Regular School  
Highlands School

Highlands School


State Ranking

#366
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Highlands School is ranked #366 out of 1478 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (75th percentile). Click the link to see all 1478 elementary schools.


#131
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Highlands School is ranked #131 out of 703 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (81st percentile). Click the link to see all 703 middle schools.


#219
Statewide High School Ranking: Highlands School is ranked #219 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (58th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Highlands School is a 8-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Macon County, NC. Highlands School has an enrollment of approximately 315 students and serves grades K-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

87.7
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Highlands School had a Student Growth Score of 87.7. This placed Highlands School in the 78th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 16.8 41st 17.5
Math 19.6 50th 18.9
Reading 18 36th 19.1
Science 18.4 42nd 18.8
Writing 6.1 57th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Highlands School stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 20% - Level 3
 20% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 27% - Level 1
 27% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 58% - Level 4 (Solid)
 58% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 14% - Level 1
 14% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 30% - Level 2
 30% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 25% - Level 1
 25% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 32% - Level 2
 32% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 23% - Level 1
 23% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 3
 25% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 3
 25% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 67% - Level 4 (Solid)
 67% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 12% - Level 2
 12% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 20% - Level 3
 20% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 16% - Level 1
 16% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 543
Math 563
Composite Score 1105
SAT Participation Rate 53 %

Highlands School had an average SAT score of 1105 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #76 out of 491 NC high schools (85th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Highlands School was 53% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 Hispanic - 22%
 Hispanic - 22%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 White - 76%
 White - 76%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Highlands School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Highlands School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Blue Ridge Early College 4 7.1 miles Cashiers, NC Regular 7-13
Blue Ridge School 5 7.1 miles Cashiers, NC Regular K-6
Macon Middle School 8 12.1 miles Franklin, NC Regular 7-8
Mountain View Intermediate School 6 12.3 miles Franklin, NC Regular 5-6
South Macon Elementary School 8 12.5 miles Franklin, NC Regular PK-4
Union Academy 1 12.5 miles Franklin, NC Regular 7-12
Macon Early College High School 8 13.1 miles Franklin, NC Regular 9-13
Franklin High School 6 13.8 miles Franklin, NC Regular 9-12
East Franklin Elementary School 5 14.0 miles Franklin, NC Regular K-4
Tamassee-Salem Elementary School 5 15.1 miles Tamassee, SC Regular PK-5
Cartoogechaye Elementary School 6 15.8 miles Franklin, NC Regular PK-4
Cullowhee Valley School 5 17.0 miles Cullowhee, NC Regular K-8
Iotla Valley Elementary School 6 17.6 miles Franklin, NC Regular PK-4
T C Henderson Elementary School 9 18.3 miles Lake Toxaway, NC Regular K-5
Walhalla Elementary School 8 19.8 miles Walhalla, SC Regular PK-5
Walhalla High School 8 19.8 miles Walhalla, SC Regular 9-12
Walhalla Middle School 8 19.8 miles Walhalla, SC Regular 6-8