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Harlan High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 2,291 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
81 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$59,029
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Pep rallies
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    33%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,291
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,076
Teachers in First/Second Year
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,905/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

Harlan High School Reviews

59 reviews
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I think Harlan High School NISD is an excellent school. Soaring Together, Achieving New Heights is the motto. It is proven as soon as you walk into the school. The administration is very courteous and helpful. The teachers I have had the chance to work with have helped me engage in my talents. They have taught me to use critical thinking in whatever I’m working on. My Coaches are great mentors and pull out the best in everyone. It is a positive and safe atmosphere set for us. There are many different clubs and activities for my peers and I to participate in. The culture is authentic. There are many volunteer opportunities for families, communities, and students to share the school activities. The phrase, It takes a village to raise a child, the community’s involvement helps Harlan thrive. We have a diverse culture. We soar and try our best in academic excellence. I love my school.
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Harlan High School is a great high school. It has seemingly unlimited resources as it is a relatively new school. The teachers are great and the facilities are well funded and state-of-the-art, or at least as good as high schools get. The only problem with the school is that it is a bit too lenient. The administration allows for slacking and waiting till the last minute, some might even say it encourages students to pick up bad and lazy behaviors. The school is too laid back, making it hard for students to progress and become ready for college. It has overly strict rules on things that do not matter, and overly lenient rules on things that do and should matter. The administration runs the school like a middle school rather than a high school, holding childrens' hands, allowing for too many mistakes instead of pushing the students to do more. It rewards laziness while under-rewarding hard work ethic and determination. Other than this it is a great and amazing school.
The school is poorly administered and has many policies that are unfair to teachers and students. The scary thing is, it’s actually better than many other schools in the district. While many students take AP classes for the GPA boost, hardly any actually take the AP tests. This, the tolerance of wide-scale cheating, and lenient grading policies lead to massive grade inflation. This reflected by the many students being at the top of the class despite poor test scores and little interest in college. If you want the best for yourself or your academically talented child, look into magnet and private schools.