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-
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
1170
17 responses
Average ACT
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
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 15 responses
Report
  • Dances
    33%
  • Spirit Assemblies
    33%
  • Themed School Year
    20%
  • Awards Assemblies
    7%
  • Unity Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    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%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Harrison Preparatory School Reviews

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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.
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We recently received a new building because our prior one was very old and unsafe, and our new building has a lot of security such as locked doors both outside and for each classroom that require a key card to enter. We also have security cameras and are located near the police station which is a bonus safety precaution. While recently we did not have an actual nurse on staff but had a nurse that attended all the schools in the district, we now have an on staff nurse and a much better health room with much better equipment. We offer health programs at school to people who may not be able to offered much health or dental care help outside of school and we have health care options for military as well. In terms of mental health we have multiple guidance counselors that visit the school throughout the week specializing in things such as trauma or even just helping military kids deal with deployment of parents. Our health and safety policies have significantly improved in the last year since we received out new building.
Harrison Prep tries very hard to have clubs for both middle school and high school either combined or seperate. This past year we got a new building which meant more students and staff which allowed us to add more clubs like drama club and band to our after school program which has brought a lot more students to the after school program. Many teachers stay after school for at least an hour to provide extra help to students. While many of the middle schoolers just go to after school program to hang out with friends, it's still a safe place for them to hang out and they are given free snacks which might be very beneficial to students struggling at home financially. We also accommodate for students that can not attend after school program by having things like NHS hold meetings during the school day like at lunch. Overall I believe Harrison Prep tries to engage as many students as possible with any extra curricular activity that we can.