6 Parent Reviews for Highland Central Elementary School
We had a great experience watching our daughter go to school in the Highland School System from Kindegarten to graduating in 2011. The teachers were mostly good, you will never find a school that is 100% in that area. The kids were like one big family, without clicks and respected each other well.
... Read more College Courses were made to high school level at an early stage in high school enabling students to get a head start. The new high school is absolutely beautiful. To let you know the way the students felt about the administration, when our daughter graduated, we watched each classmate on their own as they received their diploma's give the Principal (at that time- Mr. Dodd's who is now Superintendent) a big hug. That says alot. Very proud to live in Highland School District. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/21/13
Now with Highland Central Elm under new leadership I love this school. There is a high level of parent involvement.The teachers are outstanding! Very Excited about the New Highschool and future of this school district.
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The thing I like best about Highland Central is the amount of teachers who are dedicated to student success. The only thing that kept me from giving a 4 star rating is leadership.
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Posted by a parent on 06/14/09
There are crowding issues, but overall I'm very happy with Highland Central Elementary. There is a high level of parent involvement and a strong sense of community. The teachers are outstanding! I can not brag on them enough. In the 4 years my son has gone to this school (working on 5 now) I have been
... Read more deeply grateful to every teacher he has had for going above and beyond. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/20/06
Parents... If you don't mind massive neglect of your children and do not have a child with special needs, send your child here. Teachers at this school do not encourage students that recieve services mandated by an I.E.P.
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School Profile for Highland Central Elementary School
OAT* Test Scores
Test Year: 2011
Highland Central Elementary School
Highland Local School District
* In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Sparta schools — Highland Central Elementary School is located at 1250 Township Rd 16, Sparta OH 43350. 1250 Township Rd 16 is in the 43350 ZIP code in Sparta, OH The school district for Highland Central Elementary School is the Highland Local School District. Highland Central Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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