Harrisburg High School

Harrisburg High School serves 585 students in grades 9 - 12.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Harrisburg High School operates within the Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District.
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 585 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has declined by 97% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 585 students
Harrisburg High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Harrisburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Harrisburg High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Harrisburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 18:1
Harrisburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
4%
Harrisburg High School Asian Students (2004-2014)
Hispanic
1%
25%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1997-2014)
Black
3%
17%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
89%
50%
Harrisburg High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Harrisburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.21 0.66
Harrisburg High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
47%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
3%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's student population of 2,159 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,623 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,159 849
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 88%
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $21 MM n/a
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $21 MM n/a
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,623 n/a
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,574 n/a
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Side Primary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HarrisburgWest Side Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 588 students
    0.4 miles
    411 West Lincoln St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.4PK-2588
  • HarrisburgEast Side Intermediate School
    Grades: 3-5 | 496 students
    0.7 miles
    315 East Church St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.73-5496
  • HarrisburgLearning Alternative Branch HarrisburgAlternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 8 students
    0.7 miles
    24 South Vine St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7622
    0.76-128
  • HarrisburgSchool District 428 Iyc-hrbAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 140 students
    1 miles
    1201 West Poplar St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)252-8681
    17-12140
  • HarrisburgHarrisburg Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 463 students
    1.5 miles
    312 Bulldog Blvd
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7637
    1.56-8463

School Reviews

The academic programs at this school are terrible, almost pathetic. The majority of the teachers are employed because they all know one another and/or went to school there themselves, not because they are qualified to teach. Only a select few teachers actually take their jobs seriously, and try to educate the students who attend. The school does offer extracurricular activities, but most have to be funded by the activity coordinator and participants, because all of the funding the school receives for activities go directly to the sports - particularly football and basketball. The state testing scores are quite low and this school has a very high drop-out rate. Student violence, foul language, and bad attitude are also high at this school. Fights occur very often, and most of the time no parents or officials are notified. Many more things can be said about this school but I will leave it at this. Thank you.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/05/09

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