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About Our School

Highland Elementary School is located in Silver Spring, Maryland approximately 12 miles north of Washington, D.C.  Highland Elementary is home to a culturally diverse population of over 530 students in Pre-K through fifth grade, more than 80% of which speak a second language. We are part of the Einstein High School Cluster of schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Vision Statement

At Highland, a diverse, multicultural environment, it is our vision to provide students with the best education.  We will provide the school community with the tools to become lifelong learners.  Our students are expected to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.

This vision focuses on the following principles:

  • Effective skills and strategies
  • Self-discipline and respect for others
  • High expectations for our futures
  • Acquisition of the English language
  • Parent and community involvement
  • A positive learning and working environment

 2012 - 2013 School Improvement Plan 

MSA Results

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Highland performed extremely well on this year’s Maryland School Assessment (MSA). A table of the results is in the following Word document, but more information can be found at the following address:

Puntuaciones de Examenes

Estudiantes de Highland de tercer, cuarto, y quinto grados han desempeñado extremadamente bién este año en el Maryland School Assessment (MSA).  Una tabla de resultados está abajo, pero más información se puede encontrar en la siguiente dirección:

2010 MSA Results 

2012 MD Report Card 

Highland Wins National Blue Ribbon Award 

U.S. Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, visited Highland on Tuesday, September 15th to announce that we had won the National Blue Ribbon Award, recognizing our school as one of the best in the country! Only 6 schools from the state of Maryland, and 314 nationwide, were recognized as National Blue Ribbon winners this year. Joining Secretary Duncan for the ceremony, among others, were U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, County Executive Isiah Leggett, State Maryland Superintendent of Nancy Grasmick, and Montgomery County Superintendent Jerry Weast. A special thanks to Ms. Ingram and her 5th grade chorus for an amazing performance, which was put together in just two short weeks!

group photo 3 

For more information on the National Blue Ribbon Award, please visit the following websites:

Highland Gano el Premio Nacional de Liston Azul

 El Secretario de Educación de los Estados Unidos, el Sr. Arne Duncan, visito Highland este martes, 15 de Septiembre, para anunciar que ganamos el Premio Anual de Listón azul a nivel Nacional, ¡Que reconoce a nuestra escuela como una de las mejores de todo el país! Solo 6 escuelas del estado de Maryland, y 314 a nivel nacional fueron reconocidas este año como ganadoras del Listón Azul.  Junto al  Secretario Duncan estaban en la ceremonia el representante de U.S.A Chris Van Hollen, el Ejecutivo del Condado  Isiah Leggett, la Superintendente del Estado de Maryland Nancy Grasmick, y el Superintendente del Condado de Montgomery Jerry Weast, entre otros. Una mención especial para la Sra.  Ingram y su coro de 5to grado por su increíble presentación  ¡Que fue montada en apenas dos semanas!  

Mr. Duncan gives book to Highland 

Para más información del Premio Nacional de Listón Azul, por favor consulte las siguientes páginas electrónicas:

 Washington Post Article              Gazette Article                  MCPS Video 

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