Highlands Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Red Clay Consolidated School District Telephone: (302) 651-2715
Address: 2100 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806 Web: Highlands Elementary School Page
Principal: Barbara Land
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten4444
Grade 15244
Grade 24457
Grade 34850
Grade 45750
Grade 55664
Total301309


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten94.2%
Grade 190.9%
Grade 298.3%
Grade 398.6%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American55.8%59.9%
Asian3.0% 
Hispanic/Latino29.6%28.2%
White7.3%7.4%
Multi-Racial4.3%4.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner13.0%12.6%
Low Income69.1%73.5%
Special Education11.3%10.7%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$13,707

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Highlands' purpose is "Excellence for every child, every minute, every day, to accelerate achievement and prepare students for life...TOGETHER." Highlands School offers a variety of programs to help build student success. Through the PBS program, Highlands students are taught the value of practicing the three R's: Respect, Responsible, and Ready. The SMART Academy, offered four days a week, develops students' reading and math skills, while also providing extra-curricular opportunities in music, art, technology and sports. Additionally, seasonal sports and STEM activities provide enrichment during after school hours. During the comprehensive day, students are encouraged to develop as involved citizens through such programs as the Mentoring Program and Safety Patrol. The Boys and Girls Club of Delaware offers a before and after school program on-site at Highlands, and the PAC is involved in the school, offering parents a chance to be active participants in their child's education.

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Curriculum Highlights
Highlands Elementary School offers a strong curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core Standards and rigorous grade-level expectations. Reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies provide the foundation for student success. Technology is used to support the development of the 21st century learner while the weekly participation in the unified arts program, inclusive of music, art, physical education, technology education, and library, helps to develop a well-rounded student. Each day begins with a Morning Meeting while Teach Like a Champion techniques are infused throughout the instructional day. All students are supported through a tiered approach to instruction ensuring the growth of all. Highlands staff works diligently to grow wildcats into scholars.

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