A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Harrison Preparatory School is a highly rated, public school located in Lakewood, WA. It has 491 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
8800 121st St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Telephone
(253) 583-5418

Harrison Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
24 responses
Average ACT
28
6 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
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 20 responses
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  • Dances
    30%
  • Spirit Assemblies
    30%
  • Themed School Year
    20%
  • Awards Assemblies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Unity Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
491
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$19,782/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Harrison Preparatory School Reviews

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Something I deeply appreciate about Harrison Preparatory is the class sizes in High School. They are all fairly small, which gives students and faculty the ability to form strong relationships among the academic community. This furthers the students academic success. Something I find difficult though about Harrison is the lack of communication among families and faculty. Since our school is fairly new to the IB Program the students often feel like test subjects instead of IB participants. Overall, it is a nice school, with low occurrences of students drama.
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While we have 2 children in the school, one in 6th grade and one in 12th grade, our experience is different with both. With the 6th grader I would say it has been an overall positive experience with great academics, great social interaction, great support. However, with the senior, the academics are excellent with the exception of the Theory of Knowledge teacher, Mr. Olsen. He is supposed to encourage debate of specific issues and facilitate the discussions and debates. He allows specific students to use the forum as a means to verbally intimidate and threaten others. This then is allowed to spill over into other classes and hallway interactions. The administration does nothing to curb this issue and the Dean seems to enjoy allowing it to continue especially as it is mostly aimed at the military children. There is a clear favoritism towards the local children at the expense of the military kids.
Harrison Preparatory has given me the opportunity to grow in the areas of my interest by opening the doors to many voluntary organizations. They have opened up many different interests for me and giving me great challenges with the International Baccalaureate, this has given me the drive that I know will help me become successful in my goals for my future career