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 707 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% 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
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1300
6 responses
Average ACT
26
111 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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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
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
707
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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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.
My time at Harrisburg High School has been filled with trying new things and equipping myself for a better future. My grade was the first grade to try a new program called Mass Customized Learning, a learning style where you move at your pace. The bumps in the program still did not taint the education and skills the program gave me. I feel way more prepared for college with this program. It has taught me self-motivation, organization, proper scheduling, and most of all how to use my resources without a teacher holding my hand through everything.
I have became very involved in a club called Health Occupation Students of America. Through this club it helped further me in choosing nursing as my final careers choice and getting a lot of exposure to things in health care and science. I also serve in National Honors Society which helps me get involved in helping my school and community. This helped me develop positive characteristics and get involved.