B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1540 6th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Telephone
(651) 793-4700
Website

Harding Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
109 responses
AP Enrollment

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Pepfest and "take your books home on fridays"
    29%
  • Club events such as talent shows
    22%
  • Athletic Games
    17%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Orchestra shows
    6%
  • Choir concerts
    5%
  • Harding Hmong New Year
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,628/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Harding Senior High School is a pretty amazing school. I attended for 3 years, and this year is my 4th year attending and I graduate in June. What I appreciated and admired the most about Harding would have to be their teaching staff. The staff are absolutely amazing! Well most are. They want to see you succeed and they push you because they know you can accomplish something great! Harding can improve their teaching methods. It's my senior year and I still don't feel ready for college. Harding could have tried to prepare their students more for the task of being college ready. Harding is still a good school they just need to improve their curricular so the students would be more college ready.
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I believe that within the SPPS district Harding have the best teachers and staff who helps student academically and with their personal matters. For example, Koua Yang. A side from being a social studies teacher and tennis coach, each and every of his students see him as their counselor. Yang is someone who many students can trust with their personal issues, even if Yang does not know that student personally he opens his heart and does his best to understand that student. Throughout my fours years at Harding, I have become closer to Yang and he has inspired me so many ways.

Another teacher that I admire a lot is Erik Brandt. As the IB coordinator at Harding and English teacher, he does an excellent job at motivating students to strive for a higher education. I remember going back to Harding after graduating and told him about my personal issues: being a Hmong girl is difficult and I wish I wasn't born as Hmong girl. Brandt said in objection, "Don't say that. I know you are proud to be who you are. You went to Laos for a month, for a reason". He made me realize that I am truly proud for who I am despite of cultural difficulties. Lastly, Jaime Shady, a "college" counselor. Although, it's only Shady's second year at Harding. I felt like he created a bond with all students who needed college help. As an alumni of Harding, I had a hard time socializing with teachers about my academics after high school, especially getting help from Shady but after one conversation with him, he remembers who I am and offers so many opportunities for me. Shady has never put me or any other students down before and I believe he will never do so. Overall, all teachers and staff at Harding are great in many ways and have their own way of helping students. Harding High School is blessed to have such great teachers who care about each and every of their student. I am proud to be a Knight!
When I first started school at Harding, I could bearly speak any English. I remembered that I was having a hard time in school because of the language barrier. As the time pass by, I learned so much because the teachers at Harding help me learn English and they were very supportive. Everyone around me was giving me support, and Harding gave me so many opportunities to learn and grow especially immigrants students. I joined many clubs such as Earth Club, badminton, tennis, and National Honor Society and all these clubs help me meet new people and experience new things. Harding help me prepare for college, and now I already finished my first year in college even though I still lacking in English. Harding is one of the best school in Saint Paul schools.