314 reviews
  1. St. Paul Public School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  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 over 14,000 public high schools 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
Data not available
Average ACT
21
93 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
  • 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.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,549/ year
National
$11,890
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses

Harding Senior High School Reviews

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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!
My Harding High school years were great. Overall the teachers are really nice and caring. Harding provides you with a lot of resources that you need. Oe thing is that they should plan events more organize. I could've made my years better by joining more things and being more involved with the school such as dances. The most thing I like is my badminton years experience. Even if I wasn't good at it I tried my best every year. It taught me to work hard and to have more self confidence in my self. Over all class of 2017 is the best class!
From my three years at Harding, I have been involved in a numerous amount of extracurricular activities. There were so much things to do after school that ranged from clubs to organizations such as Hmong club, student council, and the National Honors Society. These groups not only benefit me but gave me a chance to give back to the community by volunteering. All these groups requires excellent amount of commitment. Some, more strict than others such as Hmong club, you don't have to attend every meeting but they will be having fun. On the other hand, NHS require strict amount of attendance. Since NHS is a Nation wide group organization, it's important to attend every event, help serve the community, and come to every meeting. If those requirements are not fulfilled, your membership will be discussed because it'll make us, as a whole, look bad, other than the commitment, NHS is a great way enjoy yourself improve one's self mentally.