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2023 Highland Elementary School All Student Picture


Welcome to Highland Elementary School!


Located in the western slope of Colorado, Highland Elementary is a Pre-K through 5th-grade school in Rifle, CO. We have over 500 future leaders that we get the privilege of working with every day. 

As Highland Educators, we are committed to the school's goals:

1. HES will work together to live our Vision of staying positive, being mindful, & meeting high expectations by supporting our Future Leaders’ social, emotional, & academic needs every day.

2. HES will work together to support our Garfield RE-2 goals.

3. HES/ RE-2 will develop a guaranteed & viable curriculum using the teaching and learning cycle (WHHW).

4. HES will increase ELA achievement by focusing on curriculum & instructional best practices.

5. HES will increase Math growth & achievement by focusing on curriculum & instructional best practices.


Check out what's happening around HES!


Group aerial photo of all Highland Elementary students
Teacher and young student sliding on a slip in slide
Blacklight lit hallway with paper mache orbs painted with glow in the dark paint hanging from the ceiling
Student presenting a project to 3 younger students
Student art hanging on the wall, inspired by, Eric Carle
student reading from notecards
teacher directing a musical
young student saluting