Highland TK-6 Elementary School

Focusing on Academic Achievement

School Overview

Highland Elementary School is a well established elementary school with a passionate and enthusiastic staff and faculty, and student body that is very excited about their education as well.

Our extensive educational team is made up of highly qualified professionals who possess all the state requirements and certifications required of them.

The faculty consists of: twenty-five Classroom Teachers, two Administrators, an Office Manager, a Program Coordinator, a Literacy/Academic Coach, two Campus Supervisors (Security), a Plant Manager, three Custodians, one Resource Specialists, an SDC Teacher, a Speech Therapists, a School Psychologist, four Instructional Aides, two Program Aides, and two Special Education Aides.

We also have a Nurse Technician on duty during select days of the week and one Nurse Supervisor during select days of the week as well.

Many of our faculty have chosen to further their education by pursuing high level degrees, which serves as a great example to our students.

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Highland TK-6

2017 Promotional Exercises

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From IUSD Governing Board

Highland TK-6

New Academic Accountability

Meet the Highland Team:

Dr. Annette Beasley


Ms. Shemika Pitts

Assistant Principal

Ms. Dawnelle Knight

Intervention Teacher

Mrs. Barbara Roberson

Office Manager

Our Focus

Our focus at Highland Elementary School is to provide our students with a safe environment where they can really focus on their studies, while also having fun and enjoying coming to school every day.

Academics are our major priority, specifically preparing our students to not only perform well on tests, but be ready for their next grade and the long term future as a student within IUSD. At Highland we encourage all of our students to be lifelong learners, and seeing their very own teachers receiving degrees in higher education is the perfect example for them to look up to.

We are committed to providing a safe and friendly atmosphere in which students can learn their grade appropriate content standards and be 100% prepared to take the Standards Based Test; CST—and excel at it.

We are confident that our students will have a positive learning experience at Highland, and that they will carry their experience and passion for learning with them onto the next levels of their education.

School Highlights

Highland Elementary School participates in competitive sports against other Inglewood Unified School District’s (IUSD) Elementary Schools throughout the school year. Our school is proud to have held the title of undefeated Basketball Champions for a whole season.

Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students are encouraged to tryout for any of our competitive teams during the appropriate season, provided they meet the 2.00 GPA minimum, and have no U’s in any of their classes. Students involved in organized sports have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills on the playground as they practice during recess and other breaks.

We really love encouraging participation in sports at our school because the values our students learn from them extend much further than just learning a game and playing it. Confidence, responsibility, accountability, a sense of accomplishment, and so many more lessons are learned when our students play sports.

We offer a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program for students who are ready to dive even deeper in their academic studies and who are ready to be challenged and pushed farther than the regular curriculum.

Keeping in touch with our community is very important which is why we offer various outreach and community involvement programs as well.

Our students have a very positive experience at Highland because everyone is involved with their success—from parents, to teachers, faculty, and friends.