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Highlands School District


Highlands School District is located in west Pennsylvania. Highlands School District has 22.04 square miles of land area and 0.74 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Highlands School District population is 20,586. Highlands School District median household income is $44,745 in 2010-2014. Highlands School District median house value is $81,800 in 2010-2014. On average, Highlands School District is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (306 out of 496, bottom 38%)
Elementary/Middle School: (244 out of 498, top 49%)*
Rank: #276
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:5
Population20,586 (2010-2014), rank #200
Population Growth2.29% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:903.69/sq mi, rank #139
Median Household Income:$44,745 at 2010-2014—7.85% increase since 2005-2009, rank #360
Median House Price:$81,800 at 2010-2014—5.68% increase since 2005-2009, rank #443
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:22.04 sq mi, rank #379
Water Area:0.74 sq mi (3.23%), rank #194
County:Allegheny County
City:Tarentum, Natrona Heights, Sarver, Brackenridge
Zip:15084, 15065, 16055, 15014
Area:Pittsburgh, PA
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Highlands School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1500 Pacific Ave
Natrona Heights PA, 15065, Allegheny County
Phone: 724-226-2400

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:2,5002,5992,6722,7422,8062,8272,853
English Language Learner Students:2357780
Total Teachers:184.00199.00205.00210.00215.54221.40256.00
Total Other Staff:154.00188.00190.00231.00197.46193.40196.00
Instructional Aides:54.0048.0048.0060.0048.0048.0048.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NA1.
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:8.0014.0014.003.0014.0014.0014.00
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:8.0011.0011.008.0011.0011.0011.00
Student Support Services:NA19.0020.0016.0014.008.007.00
Other Support Services:67.0067.0067.00116.0081.0081.0085.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:13.5913.0613.0313.0613.0212.7711.14


Fairmount Primary CenterKindergarten to Grade 2   1060 Atlantic Ave, Brackenridge PA 15014
Fawn Primary CenterPrekindergarten to Grade 2   5591 Ridge Rd, Natrona Heights PA 15065
Grandview Upper Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 5   101 East 9th Ave, Tarentum PA 15084
Highlands Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1350 Broadview Blvd, Natrona Heights PA 15065
Highlands ShsGrade 7 to Grade 12   1500 Pacific Ave, Natrona Heights PA 15065

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math11th Grade% met std54.4%49.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std58.9%49.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std65.5%50.9%
2006Math11th Grade% met std54%52%
2007Math11th Grade% met std55.1%53.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std63.4%55.9%
2009Math11th Grade% met std51.6%55.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std49.3%59.6%
2011Math11th Grade% met std51.6%60.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std52.8%60%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std52.9%59.2%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std64.1%60.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std76.5%65%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std65%65.1%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std67.9%65.4%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std65.2%64.7%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std62.5%65.2%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std62%67.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std71%69.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std61.5%67.8%
2008Science11th Grade% met std27.5%35.7%
2009Science11th Grade% met std32.1%39.7%
2010Science11th Grade% met std36.3%39.8%
2011Science11th Grade% met std40.8%40.8%
2012Science11th Grade% met std30.1%41.8%
2005Writing11th Grade% met std72.2%69%
2006Writing11th Grade% met std89.4%85.6%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std92.5%87.9%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std90%85.8%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std86.7%82.7%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std87.5%80.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std88.3%84.7%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std82.3%82.9%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std90%81%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std85%83%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std91%78.5%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std87.1%80.5%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std86.9%81.7%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std90.3%84.5%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std92.5%83.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std84.1%80%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std76%68%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std75%69%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std83.6%72.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std85.2%76.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std84%77%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std85.6%75.2%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std87.3%77.2%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std82.6%74.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std87.1%77.2%
2007Math4th Grade% met std86.4%78%
2008Math4th Grade% met std90.5%79.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std91%81.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std94.3%84.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std88.1%85.2%
2012Math4th Grade% met std80.6%82.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std70.2%68.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std77.8%70.1%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std78.5%70.1%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std78%72.6%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std78.8%72.9%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std82.9%73.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std71.8%72.1%
2008Science4th Grade% met std87.9%81.5%
2009Science4th Grade% met std90.6%83.4%
2010Science4th Grade% met std82.9%81.4%
2011Science4th Grade% met std91.3%82.9%
2012Science4th Grade% met std85.2%82.3%
2003Math5th Grade% met std77.2%56.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std64.5%61.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std79.2%69%
2006Math5th Grade% met std83.1%66.9%
2007Math5th Grade% met std82.1%71%
2008Math5th Grade% met std77.8%73.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std90.5%73.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std89.5%74.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std88.5%76.3%
2012Math5th Grade% met std73.9%73.3%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std80%58%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std72.6%62.7%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std80%64.2%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std69.5%60.6%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std63.2%60%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std68.3%61.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std75.8%64.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std75.3%64.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std75.9%67.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std58.8%65%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std45.9%54.1%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std62.7%57.3%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std62.5%57.3%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std44%58.1%
2010Writing5th Grade% met std52.6%61.8%
2011Writing5th Grade% met std59.2%67.1%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std65.9%64.2%
2006Math6th Grade% met std69.3%68%
2007Math6th Grade% met std70.7%69.6%
2008Math6th Grade% met std70.7%72.3%
2009Math6th Grade% met std70.4%75.7%
2010Math6th Grade% met std70.9%78%
2011Math6th Grade% met std70.2%78.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std81.6%77.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std73.4%65.9%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std63.4%63.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std67.9%66.9%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std65.1%67.6%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std72.2%68.8%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std67.9%69.9%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std76.6%68.5%
2006Math7th Grade% met std76.9%66.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std68.2%67.2%
2008Math7th Grade% met std70.4%70.6%
2009Math7th Grade% met std67.7%75.3%
2010Math7th Grade% met std76.3%77.9%
2011Math7th Grade% met std79.9%78.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std82.2%80.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std68.9%68.1%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std71.2%66.8%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std69.5%70%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std66.3%71.4%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std67.6%73.5%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std68.7%76%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std70%76%
2003Math8th Grade% met std59.9%51.3%
2004Math8th Grade% met std60.2%57.9%
2005Math8th Grade% met std68.4%62.9%
2006Math8th Grade% met std67.3%62.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std71.1%67.9%
2008Math8th Grade% met std74.4%70.4%
2009Math8th Grade% met std69.8%71.3%
2010Math8th Grade% met std73.7%75.2%
2011Math8th Grade% met std76.5%76.9%
2012Math8th Grade% met std75.4%76.4%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std69.7%63.4%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std67.7%68.9%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std70.2%64.1%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std69.7%70.6%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std81%75%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std84%78.3%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std74.6%80.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std75.1%81.9%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std73.3%81.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std76.1%79.8%
2008Science8th Grade% met std55.4%52.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std41.6%54.8%
2010Science8th Grade% met std46.3%57.2%
2011Science8th Grade% met std42.6%58.3%
2012Science8th Grade% met std45.8%59.7%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std76.7%66.1%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std81.3%71.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std78.2%69.1%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std74.2%71.2%
2010Writing8th Grade% met std81.3%75.2%
2011Writing8th Grade% met std79.1%73.1%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std66%72.7%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$38,888,000$14,554 $38,455,000$14,024 $38,337,000$13,663 
Total Expenditures:$34,694,000$12,984 $37,291,000$13,600 $41,832,000$14,908 
Total Current Expenditures:$29,687,000$11,110 $33,001,000$12,035 $33,586,000$11,969 
Instructional Expenditures:$17,757,000$6,64659.8%$20,047,000$7,31160.7%$20,380,000$7,26360.7%
Student and Staff Support:$1,958,000$7336.6%$2,246,000$8196.8%$2,074,000$7396.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$6,794,000$2,54322.9%$7,208,000$2,62921.8%$7,467,000$2,66122.2%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,629,000$610 $313,000$114 $4,276,000$1,524 
Construction:$1,267,000$474 $4,000$1 $3,908,000$1,393 
Total Other:$170,000$64 $131,000$48 $188,000$67 
Interest on Debt:$740,000$277 $667,000$243 $1,025,000$365 
Total Salary:$17,412,000$6,516 $19,173,000$6,992 $19,374,000$6,904 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$12,423,000$4,64971.3%$13,595,000$4,95870.9%$13,575,000$4,83870.1%
Other Salary:$4,989,000$1,86728.7%$5,578,000$2,03429.1%$5,799,000$2,06729.9%
Total Benefit:$5,296,000$1,982 $6,168,000$2,249 $6,169,000$2,199 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$3,794,000$1,42071.6%$4,227,000$1,54268.5%$4,348,000$1,55070.5%
Other Benefit:$1,502,000$56228.4%$1,941,000$70831.5%$1,821,000$64929.5%

* Highlands School District was rated 3 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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