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 SchoolACT2021 Tuition
Highlands Latin School31$8,375
Louisville Collegiate School30$25,700
Kentucky Country Day School28$24,050
Sacred Heart Academy26$14,750
Saint Xavier High School26$14,625
Christian Academy of Louisville25$12,375

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 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.