PROFICIENCY 20% 49% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Pittsburg Unified

Highlands Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Pittsburg Unified" in Pittsburg, CA. There are a total of 555 students and 22 teachers at Highlands Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 390 free lunch students and 59 reduced lunch students.

Highlands Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 19.5%, which is 49% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch390
Reduced lunch59


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 Highlands Elementary, 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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Highlands Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 7.6% 5.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 20.1% 19.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 7.1% 8.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 59.5% 62.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 1.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 2.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Pittsburg demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,98023291
Median age34.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English50%56%79%
Speak Spanish33%29%13%

Education level achieved in Pittsburg

Completed 8th grade77.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Highlands Elementary 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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