Harrison High School is a top rated, public school located in Harrison, NY. It has 1,075 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Harrison High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Harrison High School Reviews
Harrison high school has amazing opportunities, from resources such as technology to help you study, to planning and initiating your own ideas. However, the social environment could definitely be better. There is a huge divide among student. I know, 'cliques'is something that can't be "solved". Most international students simply don't feel at home because there is hardly any unity among student.
Resources are abundant, but lopsidedly applied (e.g., cafeteria gets million dollar renovation with eight TVs no one watches, but the library computers still barely work). IB program brings in international base, and overall promotes analytic thinking, but can alienate by allowing some unchecked bigotry in the classroom. Class offerings could improve (only languages are French, Italian, and Spanish). Cut-throat environment among the upper wealth stratum; fixation on GPAs; grade inflation. Not much bullying but ignorance and slurs are rampant. Sports are intense, potentially leading to burnout. Cafeteria food is standard fare. Clubs are diverse; funding varies. Club membership is excessive, with quantity trumping quality. Administration is extremely bureaucratic, cumbersome, unresponsive, and thoroughly disliked by students and teachers alike. Blue-collar preparatory courses (e.g. automobile repair) have been abandoned, underscoring lack of care for students who don't bolster rankings.
I went from a geeky freshman to a varsity wrestler, to one of the male leads in the school musical. Harrison encourages it's students to try, to be, to do! The teachers were always available for help. It was not unusual to be on the phone with my AP Chemistry teacher at 11pm going over a homework assignment I was struggling with. Kids could walk in and attend a past teacher's class, during a free period of course. Sadly, when a few students passed away, the entire school, teachers, students, and families would come together for candlelight vigils.