Accountability rating

B

Cedar Hill ISD: B

Total students

604

Avg. teacher experience

8.5 years

Cedar Hill ISD: 8.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Cedar Hill ISD: 95.2%

Statewide: 90%

Highlands Elementary School is an elementary school in Cedar Hill, TX, in the Cedar Hill ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 604 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 69.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 50% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,600, which is $478 more than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.chisd.com/schools/highlands

Address

131 Sims Dr
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Office phone number

(972) 291-0496

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Highlands Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

604

African American

203 (33.6%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 66.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

369 (61.1%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 25%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

12 (2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

18 (3%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 3.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

33.6%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

61.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.0%

Two or more races

3.0%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

69.2 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 48.2%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

85.9 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 67.3%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

45.9 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

69.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

85.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

45.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

50 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 7.8%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 28.9%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

5.6 %

Cedar Hill ISD: 8.2%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

50.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

4.0%

Special education

5.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

B

Cedar Hill ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Cedar Hill ISD: C

School progress

B

Cedar Hill ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Cedar Hill ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

34.5

African American

17 (49.3%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 57.3%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (2.9%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

14.5 (42.2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 9.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1.9 (5.6%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 30.1%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

2.6 (7.6%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

25.9 (75.2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 59.4%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

5.9 (17.2%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 32.8%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Cedar Hill ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

17.5

Cedar Hill ISD: 16.5

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

8.5 years

Cedar Hill ISD: 8.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$54,600

Cedar Hill ISD: $57,253

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$46,453

Cedar Hill ISD: $50,391

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$54,246

Cedar Hill ISD: $55,556

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$55,096

Cedar Hill ISD: $56,912

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$57,274

Cedar Hill ISD: $59,039

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$59,614

Cedar Hill ISD: $65,972

Statewide: $62,039

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