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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Harrisburg High School is an above average, public school located in Harrisburg, SD. It has 802 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1300 W. Willow St.
Harrisburg, SD 57032
Telephone
(605) 743-2567
Website

Harrisburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1300
6 responses
Average ACT
26
120 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$77,151
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
802
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$35,787
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,924/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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My overall experience at Harrisburg High School has been absolutely phenomenal, and has best prepared me for college. The principle and teachers at Harrisburg High School are passionate for what they do and are dedicated in helping us achieve. I have noticed that my principle and teachers take it upon themselves to check up on their students and provide one-on-one sessions for those struggling. Aside from the learning aspects of school, I love how much of a positive environment Harrisburg High School is. The students and staff are so friendly here and outside visitors are always impressed by how well behaved we are. Attending this school makes me who I am today, and I couldn't have asked to go to a better school or have better teachers!
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Harrisburg High School is a great school to be a part of and that is mainly because we have a great education system and the staff are great. With Harrisburg having the opportunity to have the MOD program, customized learning. I feel as if I am getting more prepared for college then using traditional courses. Not only is the education fantastic at Harrisburg but so are the clubs and sports we are so fortunate to have. Harrisburg is truly a great community and a great school to attend.
The academics are your average high school courses, many AP courses and dual-credit options are available. Some of the teachers are pretty good, but there are some who tend to just assign a packet or reading without teaching at all. Sports is a huge part of the school's culture. Facilities are superior to that of other schools in the area. One of the main downsides of this school is the food. The portion sizes are small and the food quality overall is poor. Otherwise, I would rate this school a 3.5/5.