A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2102 Durant
Harlan, IA 51537
Telephone
(712) 755-2152
Website

Harlan Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
55 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,429
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,661
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$16,347,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,536/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Harlan Community School District Reviews

7 reviews
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There are many things I like about the Harlan Community School District. To start, we have amazing staff, and teachers! All are committed to helping us students learn. We have awesome coaches in all of the sports offered at Harlan Community High School. The art classes are my favorite, taught by a skilled artist Dough Renkly. Him and his class made me want to continue on my art journey and become and art teacher! We do not have block scheduling, which might be one thing I would like to change. Also, the food is not that good, I would love to have more options at lunch and better quality food. I feel like if they changed this, there would be a lot more students eating lunch at school rather than going out to eat and bringing their own cold lunches everyday.
Review Harlan Community School District
The students and teachers set their academic and school activity goals high! The school district has respect for one another and do many charitable events.

If I could change one thing about HCSD, it would be for them to be more inclusive no matter what the economic status of the student within the community. Teachers can sometimes be biased or have favoritism towards certain students.
This was a very encouraging school to attend due to its many programs within the student body. Although the school should focus more upon the liberal arts programs, such as band, vocal, and other art classes, it excels in each area of academic and athletic programs. There should be more time and money focused on programs other than sports due to the talent of kids who go through the school.