Highlands School



Highlands School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highlands School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 15
1 24
2 27
3 34
4 14
5 22
6 30
7 20
8 31
9 30
10 29
11 30
12 28

Highlands School is a public high school of the Macon County School District located in Highlands, NC. It has 334 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Highlands School is the 428th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 13,971st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 10.6 to 1.

Total Students: 334
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.39

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Highlands School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 169
(51%)
1,091
(48%)
 Male 165
(49%)
1,169
(52%)

Highlands School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 261
(78%)
1,838
(81%)
 Hispanic 70
(21%)
333
(15%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
11
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
16
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
17
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
43
(2%)

Highlands School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 170
(51%)
957
(42%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 126
(38%)
1,045
(46%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(11%)
258
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Highlands School is ranked 409th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highlands School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (49.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Highlands School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 428
2006 377
2007 402
2008 387
2009 410
2010 360
2011 360
2012 341
2013 354
2014 351
2015 334

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11
2006 N/A
2007 11.8
2008 11.1
2009 11.7
2010 10.1
2011 10.5
2012 10.1
2013 10.8
2014 11.5
2015 10.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36682242990654
2006 0.41644562334218
2007 0.34328358208955
2008 0.34883720930233
2009 0.41707317073171
2010 0.43888888888889
2011 0.39722222222222
2012 0.45454545454545
2013 0.48022598870056
2014 0.47008547008547
2015 0.49101796407186

Compare Highlands School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,060.0% 10.6:1
 
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 49.1%
 

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