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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

Highland Wins National Blue Ribbon Award

group photo 3 U.S. Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, visited Highland on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 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!

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