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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Harrison High School is a top rated, public school located in Harrison, NY. It has 1,078 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
255 Union Ave
Harrison, NY 10528
Telephone
(914) 630-3094
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Harrison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
189 responses
Average ACT
29
108 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$117,453
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,138
National
$949
Median Home Value
$824,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Harrison vs Rye Football Game
    67%
  • none :)
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,078
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$121,545
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$30,155/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Harrison high school has extremely difficult classes, but passing these classes will look very impressive to colleges. Students at Harrison have the ability to apply for an IB diploma, which will help them in their college applications. It seems that the administrators care more about English and History classes rather than Math and Science classes. The teachers don't offer a lot of support for their students which can make classes and work overwhelming. The administration and staff do not take claims of discrimination, such as racism and homophobia, seriously. It seems as though the wealthier students don't get as harsh of punishments as others. There are multiple school psychologists working everyday, most likely due to the large amount of students who can't handle the massive amounts of stress that Harrison puts on their students.
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I think that the quality of the teachers at Harrison High School are the driving force of its excellence. There are most definitely some undesirable aspects of the school, but I think that the superb quality of the teachers overrule that entirely. Aspects of the school such as the administration appearing to lack understanding of the students along with how the school budgets its construction projects disproportionately are important to think about when considering a student's livelihood at Harrison High School. With all that being said, I believe that the quality of the educators present possess the power for students to propel themselves towards their personally individualized outcomes regarding what it is that they'd like to get out of high school.
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.