Highland Information & News
Highland School sits in the town's northwest corner, just off Rt. 68 by the Cheshire town line, on a hill overlooking Sheehan High School. It serves students who live on and near Highland Ave., in northern Ridgeland, and north and south of Rt. 68 between Grove Street and the Cheshire border.
The one-story plant is 10 separate buildings linked by window-walled halls, with 22 classrooms. Each grade shares a "pod" of rooms including the individual classrooms, an activity area, and restrooms.
Highland's instructional efforts focus heavily on building early literacy. Communication with the home is also a chief school goal. Regular newsletters and Parent Teacher Advisory Council activities foster parents-teachers dialog and collaboration. The PTO provides volunteers in the classroom, and sponsors many events throughout the year, including field day, art show, canned food drive, a blood drive, and fund raising activities.
- Principal: Emily Banach
- Staff: 32 teachers, 24 support staff
- 315 Students