PROFICIENCY 60% 67% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Deer Valley Unified District

Highland Lakes School is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Deer Valley Unified District" in Glendale, AZ. There are a total of 1,082 students and 66 teachers at Highland Lakes School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 173 free lunch students and 42 reduced lunch students.

Highland Lakes School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 59.5%, which is 67% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch173
Reduced lunch42


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Highland Lakes School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Highland Lakes School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 73.7% 71.3% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 3.7% 2.9% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 4.0% 3.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 13.5% 18.1% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 1.0% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.9% 2.2% 3.1%

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Glendale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)9035791
Median age39.237.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%53%55%
Speak English85%73%79%
Speak Spanish10%20%13%

Education level achieved in Glendale

Completed 8th grade88.9%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school88.3%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college67.0%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.0%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.8%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Highland Lakes School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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