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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Harrison Central High School is a public school located in Gulfport, MS. It has 1,661 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Harrison Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1190
11 responses
Average ACT
23
207 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Breast cancer fund rasieing
    32%
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Beach cleanup
    9%
  • Buddy Walk
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,661
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,824
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,799/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Harrison Central High School Reviews

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While attending Harrison Central High School, I enjoy the widely spread campus, as well as the endless diversity. The teachers and administrators work effortlessly to ensure that their students achieve success! Attending Harrison Central High School has not only exposed me to dozens of unique personalities, but it has even demonstrated the qualities of a wonderful human being.
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I absolutely loved attending this high school. My previous teachers were all so caring and friendly. I also learned so much, which is really helping me throughout college!
Harrison Central, on all merits, is a slightly above average school. Although the school has a fervor for sports and other associated activities, academic-centered subjects and events lack in comparison. Compared to other schools in the district, it has more AP's and DC courses, promoting scholastic achievement. Yet, it lacks in new textbooks, supplies, teachers, and a myriad of similar things that would make the school be the school a kid would want to go to. Not everyone is suited for an Ivy-League education - or even a top 25 or 50 - but as someone who is attempting to reach such elite education, I wish Harrison Central, the home of the Red Rebel, would provide me with the opportunities to achieve such feat.