A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Harrison High School is an elite, public school located in Harrison, NY. It has 1,075 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
255 Union Ave
Harrison, NY 10528
Telephone
(914) 630-3094

Harrison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
147 responses
Average ACT
29
94 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$107,344
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,911
National
$949
Median Home Value
$803,200
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Harrison vs Rye Football Game
    75%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,075
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$120,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$29,914/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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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.
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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.