Highlands School



Highlands School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highlands School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 30
1 20
2 22
3 29
4 22
5 34
6 28
7 22
8 29
9 27
10 31
11 28
12 19

Highlands School is a public high school of the Macon County School District located in Highlands, NC. It has 341 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Highlands School is the 402nd largest public high school in North Carolina and the 13,605th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 10.1 to 1.

Total Students: 341
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.88

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Highlands School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 174
(51%)
1,068
(48%)
 Male 167
(49%)
1,148
(52%)

Highlands School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 283
(83%)
1,869
(84%)
 Hispanic 54
(16%)
247
(11%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
57
(3%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
12
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
21
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Highlands School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 186
(55%)
898
(41%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 121
(35%)
1,089
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 34
(10%)
229
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Highlands School is ranked 392nd out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highlands School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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

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

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

Compare Highlands School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,010.0% 10.1:1
 
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 45.5%
 
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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