SAT & ITBS Scores

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.

High School ACT Tuition
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

Class SAT Reading SAT Math SAT Composite ACT
2017 708 644 1352 31
2016 650 637 1287 29
2015 691 662 1353 30
2014 701 621 1322 30

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

Graduates Total National Merit Finalists Commended
105 30 Students 19 11

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.