A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2102 Durant
Harlan, IA 51537
Telephone
(712) 755-3101
Website

Harlan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
59 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friday night football
    47%
  • State Sport Events
    21%
  • Band
    16%
  • Color Guard
    5%
  • Mock Trial
    5%
  • Prom
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
515
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,536/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Harlan High School Reviews

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Well, to begin, fall of my sophomore year, a kid in my grade shot himself and committed suicide due to two other males in my grade lying about him bringing a gun to school, causing him to get expelled or suspended and police andction being brought against him. The spring of that year, we also had a bomb threat to all of the schools in our district. We evacuated and during our evacuation, a kid who participated in wrestling had a seizure and was near death due to the extreme weight cutting he underwent to make weight for a certain class in wrestling. Overall, hchs excels in academics but fails their children in physical and mental health.
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Harlan is in the central united states, and there isn't a lot of racial, or cultural diversity. There of course is a few people that are diverse, but the population is majorly one-sided.
It is hard at this school not to be in any sport. There are so many different sports for everyone here, that every team has over 20 people out. The teams do very well when it comes to competing. We have had won multiple championships in a variety of sports from football to volleyball and basketball. There are so many fans for this school that it is hard for a person to find a place to sit in either the gymnasium or in the bleachers watching a football game. All of the athletes go through tough practices to prepare for competing against vigorous teams, and they also do a lifting program so the athletes can get stronger throughout the season. A lot of our sports practices go for over two hours, which works the athletes to be the best that they can be.