Highlands Elementary School

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5505 Doncaster Way

Minneapolis, MN 55436

(952) 848-4500

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 550

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Highlands Elementary School

I have had 2 boys go through Highlands in the discovery program and have loved the school. Class sizes can be big, often over 30 but the teachers are wonderful. They loop for 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade which really works well for the kids and the year gets off to a quick effortless start in sept ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/14

I am the fortunate parent of a kindergartner who is going to this incredible school. My rambunctious daughter is my one-n-only so I don't have anything to compare my experience to -- except the stories and gossip of other parents. In that context I feel so fortunate. The collaborative teaching and collaborative ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/14

Highlands is the equivalent to a private school without the tuition. Great leadership and community-oriented culture in the building. Teachers are excellent, families are welcoming, and kids are thriving. The CP and Discovery programs are both high-achieving. Kids are taught to respect others and work ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

Highlands is excellent and we are so lucky to have our children attend this school. Great administration, teachers, and values!

Posted by a parent on 11/24/11

"Defining Excellence" is exactly how to define Highlands. This is a school that sets the bar for all other public schools. It is an example of what is really possible in the public sector if you have the right principal and staff with a vision beyond what is mandated. Hands down, better than a lot of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/11

the teachers are so devoted and the principal is soo cool!

Posted by a other on 04/24/10

We did open enrollment this year, it has been a wonderful experience for us and our children.

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

Highlans Elementary is as top-notch as they come! The principal, teachers & staff are all superb. Together with a strong community of families makes Highlands truly exceptional!

Posted by a parent on 11/28/07

Since my son was in Kindergarten, I've been jealous- I wish I'd been able to attend such a wonderful school. Principal Peter Hodne is beloved (and rightfully so) by parents, teachers and students alike. The teachers are energetic and dedicated- their love of teaching just shines through every day. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/12/07

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Test scores for Highlands Elementary School

MCA-II* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Highlands Elementary School
Edina Public School District
* In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Minneapolis schools — Highlands Elementary School is located at 5505 Doncaster Way, Minneapolis MN 55436. 5505 Doncaster Way is in the 55436 ZIP code in Minneapolis, MN The school district for Highlands Elementary School is the Edina Public School District. Highlands Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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