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School Safety and Security

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2016-17 School Performance Reports

2016-17 School Performance Reports

New Jersey’s School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance. The performance reports offer valuable information across many elements, including schoolwide academic achievement and progress, demographics, school climate, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.


HES Strategic Planning

Highlands Borough School District's 5 Year Strategic Plan (2014-2019)



NJ DOE School Self Assessment for Determining HIB Grades


Digital Backpack

WELCOME to the new H.E.S. Digital Backpack. Each day that there are important handouts sent home with your child, you can also ensure it's arrival to you by signing up to the NEW Digital Backpack.

Highlands Elementary School Water Test Results

To protect our community and be in compliance with the Department of Education regulations, the Highlands Board of Education tested our schools’ drinking water for lead.

Dan Layton

A message from the principal

Highlands Elementary is located in beautiful Highlands, NJ with panoramic views of Sandy Hook Bay and The Atlantic Ocean. During the 2017-18 school year Highlands Elementary was recognized as a New Jersey Department of Education Lighthouse award-winning district for its academic growth through state assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. We offer a high-quality education through a challenging curriculum that focuses on ensuring mastery in all academic areas. Our students are provided with STEAM related project-based learning activities through our Maker Space and Osprey Garden. We are a little school with a big heart that is comprised of preschool through grade six classrooms that are outfitted with 21st century technology to provide the most cutting-edge learning experience for our students. Highlands Elementary has been providing quality education for 86 years and our dedicated staff provides personalized learning for all of our students both during and beyond the scope of our school day. Highlands Elementary is also recognized for receiving the Safe Routes to School Award as well as a bronze level certification as a Sustainable NJ School for going green and conserving resources to create a brighter future.

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