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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Harlan High School is a highly rated, public school located in Harlan, IA. It has 507 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Harlan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
7 responses
Average ACT
26
99 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$48,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$624
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Friday night football
    40%
  • State Sport Events
    20%
  • Band
    12%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Color Guard
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Mock Trial
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
507
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,905
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,369/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Harlan High School Reviews

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The school has very good quality of academics, resources, and staff. I personally like the yoga and calmness class offer on flex day, a place you go to release stress and relax, you could also sleep there. This shows that the School care about the students and staff. The only thing I would change is the library entrance requirement, it's sad that not everyone can enjoy the amazing library, you will need a key card to enter. It's an amazing library with cool anime books, outlet to charge your phones, access to computer, and board games.
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I moved to Harlan mid junior year, which is troublesome to move halfway throughout the semester. Particularly as a junior. I was assuming it to be difficult and challenging to adapt and fit in but the majority of the people and staff were incredibly welcoming and helping. The guidance counselors are continually there for you and are considerate of your every need. There are numerous things people would desire to improve about their school. One thing I would wish to see change in my school is how people get along with each other. We are always saying how everyone should get along and how we're a community, but we don't always act like it. I know its not something the school can do but I think we could all work on it in the future.
Even though its my freshman year here its awesome! the teachers and staff provide you with so many resources and study materials to pass all of your classes. It honestly makes you a better person throughout the day, to make you think about your actions, even to make new friends thank you for your time.