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Highlands Elementary School

27332 Catala Ave.
Saugus, CA 91350
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2007 Average Class Size K-3rd 18
2007 Average Class Size 4th-6th 30
History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 852
Education Levels K - 6th
Students in 2006 666  (50% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
7% were English learners in 2007
12% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 2nd - 6th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Average of 2nd-6th grade English CST scoresAverage of 2nd-6th grade Math CST scoresAverage of 5th grade Science CST scores

National Ranking  (CAT/6) The national average is 50%

Average of 3rd grade Reading CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Language CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Spelling CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Math CAT/6 scores

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 15.2 11.3
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 19.4% 9.6%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 94.4% 99%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 5.6% 0.6%
Percent of teachers with waivers 0% 0%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 12% 9%
Percent of students with disabilities 19% 11%