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Highlands Elementary is committed to providing a comprehensive quality education to all students through social, physical, emotional, and civic opportunities in order to empower students to become productive citizens of the 21st century.


Services, Programs and Activities


  • Grades two through five.
  • Academic Teams providing quality instruction in reading, math, science, social studies.
  • Specialists providing programs in physical education, art, music and digital art.
  • Dyslexia Program
  • Special Education Programs
  • Bilingual Education
  • Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program
  • Master teaching combined with highly integrated technology emphasis.
  • All classrooms networked with computers and labs.
  • Volunteer Parent Program
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
  • Student Recognition Program
  • American Heart Association’s “Jump Rope for Heart” — Recognized for 25 consecutive years by the American Heart Association as a top performer.
  • UIL




  • Enrollment—817; 55% Hispanic, 31% Caucasian, 10% African American, 4% Other
  • Title I Campus since 2000
  • TEA "Recognized" School
  • University of Houston Student Intern site
  • Partners In Education with the Rotary Club of Highlands, Texas
  • Paired campus with Hopper Primary, which serves grades Pre-K through 1st
  • Originally opened in 1926 as part of Crosby ISD; in 1928, joined GCCISD
  • Rebuilt in 1992 and is currently home to grades 2nd through 5th
  • Texas Successful Schools Award System Honoree


Hawks Expectations


H – Help Others

A – Apply Yourself

W – Walk

K – Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Yourself

S – Speak Politely


The 3 R's


Rigor - Curriculum is taught according to GCCISD's Scope and Sequence with rigor using Bloom's Taxonomy higher order thinking skills.


Relevance - Implementing lessons that connect learning to real life application to increase relevance.


Relationships - Our Staff members develop relationships with our students and families using the Capturing Kids Hearts motto "If you have a child's heart, you have their head."