Highlands Latin’s rigorous approach has proven that a focus on an academic culture, within a classical Christian setting, leads to impressive results. Highlands Latin is ranked in the top 1% of schools in the nation on the ITBS Standardized Test for K-8, and consistently scores among the top schools in the state on the SAT and ACT college admissions tests.
SAT and ACT Scores
Highlands Latin offers a tremendous academic value with the highest SAT and ACT scores in Louisville three out of the last four years.
|Highlands Latin School||31||$7,975|
|Louisville Collegiate School||28||$23,250|
|Kentucky Country Day School||28||$21,900|
|Sacred Heart Academy||27||$12,610|
|Saint Xavier High School||26||$13,175|
|Christian Academy of Louisville||25||$10,975|
Highlands Latin Historical SAT and ACT Scores
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National Merit Scholars
Highlands Latin also has the highest percentage of National Merit students in Kentucky over the last 10 years with 28% of graduates recognized as National Merit Finalists or Commended
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K-8 Standardized Test Results
Highlands Latin School uses the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test every student in Kindergarten-8th Grade. The ITBS is one of the longest running (since 1936), most respected, standardized tests in the country. It has been administered for years with little change, providing a consistent comparison of our students against others across the country.
2017 ITBS Results
In 2017, HLS scored in the top 1% of all schools in the nation for the thirteenth year in a row. HLS students scored an average of 3.4 grades above their actual grade level. HLS 7th and
8th grades received the maximum possible grade equivalency on the ITBS, 13+.
2005 to 2016 ITBS Results
HLS has scored in the top 1% of schools across the country each year since 2005. HLS students score about 2 grades above their grade level in kindergarten. By 7th grade, they score 5 grades above their grade level. Every year at Highlands Latin is equivalent to 1.5 years at the average school taking the ITBS.