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 average SAT and ACT scores in Louisville.

High School ACT 2021 Tuition
Highlands Latin School 31 $8,375
Louisville Collegiate School 30 $25,700
Kentucky Country Day School 28 $24,050
Sacred Heart Academy 26 $14,750
Saint Xavier High School 26 $14,625
Christian Academy of Louisville 25 $12,375

Highlands Latin Historical SAT and ACT Scores

Class SAT Reading SAT Math SAT Composite ACT
2020 687 665 1352 31
2019 702 701 1403 30
2018 682 632 1314 28
2017 708 644 1342 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 26% of graduates recognized as National Merit Finalists or Commended

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.

ITBS Results

In 2019, HLS scored in the top 1% of all schools in the nation for the fifteenth year in a row. HLS students score more than 3 grades above their actual grade level. HLS 7th and
8th grades received the maximum possible grade equivalency on the ITBS, 13+.  HLS students score about 2 grades above their grade level in kindergarten. By 7th grade, they score 5 grades above their grade level.