Ward-Highlands Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
537 Se 36 Th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
(352) 671-6810
District
MARION
County
MARION COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
879
Classroom Teachers
63

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Florida

6

(10 is best)

Better than 58.4% of FL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

Ward-Highlands Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 30 31
Proficiency in Reading 34 28
Proficiency in Math 26 33

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 28 32
Proficiency in Reading 22 29
Proficiency in Math 33 35

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 32 33
Proficiency in Reading 30 29
Proficiency in Math 33 36

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.95
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.82
AVG FOR STATE 15.12
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 11 1.3%
Kindergarten 132 15.0%
Grade 1 136 15.5%
Grade 2 157 17.9%
Grade 3 164 18.7%
Grade 4 134 15.2%
Grade 5 145 16.5%
Total 879 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 69.7% 53.5% 40.3%
Black 14.6% 21.2% 23.1%
Hispanic 14.0% 23.0% 33.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 1.7% 2.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 0.8% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 54.3% 65.1% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 54.3% 62.9% 52.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 2.3% 4.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 343,778 20,984,400
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 206.8 385
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.0% 5.5%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.6% 17.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 25.5% 31.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.9% 26.6%
65 OR OLDER 28.0% 19.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 134,747 7,510,882
Single Parent Households With Children 9.0% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.8% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 19.4% 28.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 4.3% 9.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 8.2% 11.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.8% 11.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.7% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 23.6% 20.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 21.1% 16.7%
$15,000 or less 13.4% 12.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,127 $219,363,822 53.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $640 $27,383,040 6.7%
Staff $529 $22,633,794 5.5%
General Administration $84 $3,594,024 0.9%
School Administration $440 $18,825,840 4.6%
Operation $779 $33,330,294 8.2%
Transportation $455 $19,467,630 4.8%
Other $276 $11,808,936 2.9%
Total Support $3,204 $137,086,344 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,224 $52,370,064 12.8%
Total Expenditures $9,554 $408,777,444 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,400 $15,221,833,056 54.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $390 $1,100,159,133 3.9%
Staff $557 $1,570,409,114 5.6%
General Administration $81 $229,141,573 0.8%
School Administration $489 $1,377,487,423 4.9%
Operation $859 $2,422,319,570 8.7%
Transportation $332 $936,173,621 3.3%
Other $234 $658,627,188 2.4%
Total Support $2,943 $8,294,539,760 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,578 $4,448,108,537 15.9%
Total Expenditures $9,921 $27,964,693,164 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%