Why Highlands Elementary School?

Highlands Elementary School serves more than 700 children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Highlands celebrated 50 years of teaching and learning in 2017. We commonly hear repeat comments from parents about our strong, caring staff and that Highlands is a big school with a small school feeling. 


It is a diverse community serving the needs of many different learners. Highlands embraces the diverse population and utilizes that to teach community and acceptance!

Highlands is a neighborhood school with a strong history of learning for all students. It focuses on teaching students to be lifelong learners by concentrating on the whole child and a growth mindset.


2016 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Distinction - Behavior
2015 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Distinction
2014 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Merit
2012 Wisconsin PBIS Network Schools of Merit

Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition (formerly New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition)
Since 2003, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has recognized Title I schools that have demonstrated success in educating students. To be eligible, schools must receive federal Title I funding to provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children and meet other achievement criteria. 

These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. Their efforts help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready.

Highlands Habitat

The habitat is used to enhance our science curriculum and cared for by students and staff.


Collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club to ensure quality learning continues before and after school.


Highlands offers many educational experiences beyond the traditional classroom and continual growth of technology access for students.

  • iPads, Smart Boards, Document Cameras and Netbooks

The staff is busy getting to know your child(ren), assessing their learning and making sure to engage students in the classroom.


TOPS (Tigers and Owls Positively Successful) infused into our daily routines. As a school we focus on teaching our expectations, positively reinforcing them and acknowledging students for following the expectations.


Collaboration with Odyssey/Magellan Charter School


An effective, caring and dedicated staff working together with supportive, caring and dedicated parents and PTO. 

Strong family involvement opportunities
Multi-Cultural Night
Family Involvement Day
Family Math Night
Family Literacy Night
PTO Sponsored Events