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School History and Information

Highland School is one of sixteen elementary schools in Vallejo.   Highland is located in central Vallejo,  serving a geographically large attendance area.  The school was built in 1941 to serve a modest residential area being developed at that time.  In some cases, the original owners still reside in these homes.  Increasing numbers of homes are being sold or rented to families with young children. 


Students attending Highland reflect a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.  Our diverse student population includes approximately 550 TK-5th grade regular education students:  33% Black, 53% Hispanic, 0.5% American Indian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 9% Caucasian, 5% Filipino, and 1% Asian.  Although there are students who attend Highland for all their elementary school years, there is also a segment of the school population that is highly mobile. 


The Highland School Staff is a team of dedicated and talented individuals committed to providing the best education for our Highland Scholars. Ninety percent of our teachers are trained in the Project GLAD curriculum model in which students build literacy through learning in the content areas of science and social studies. Teachers regularly participate in professional development through collaboration and training.

Some unique programs which take place at Highland include:

  • Transitional Kindergarten Program for students who turn 5 between September 1 and December 31.
  • A STEM focus on Technology and Engineering through Project Lead The Way
  • Extended school program.
  • An active parent volunteer program in K-5th grade classrooms.
  • 2 computer labs and mobile labs (Computers on Wheels, "COWs").
  • Imagine Learning intervention program.
  • Highland Dolphin Praise reward system - student incentive program to encourage outstanding work and positive behavior.
  • Enrichment activities, including Family Activity Nights, Holidays Around the World, and STEAM Showcase
  • A Teacher Leader who provides coaching and professional development for Teachers as well as direct support to classrooms based on needs in each grade level classroom. 
  • A full-time media specialist, part-time STEAM Content Specialist, and STEAM Assistant.
  • Highland also has a Child Development (Child Care and State Preschool) Program on the school campus.  The Child Care Program operates five days a week and is open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Child Care children are enrolled according to hours needed by their parents who either are employed or attend a training program and/or school.   The children attend class daily for three hours.  Snacks are provided.
  • Student Clubs - Engineering and Robotics, Drama, and Music