Harrisburg High School

Harrisburg High School serves 577 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% 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.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 577 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 577 students
Harrisburg High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Harrisburg High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Harrisburg High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 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 14:1 15:1
Harrisburg High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Harrisburg High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
1%
23%
Harrisburg High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
5%
19%
Harrisburg High School Black (1988-2012)
White
85%
50%
Harrisburg High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Harrisburg High School Sch Ethnicity Harrisburg High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.27 0.66
Harrisburg High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
22%
23%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
23%
26%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,150 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,150 797
Graduation Rate 75% 88%
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $20 MM $10 MM
District Spending $19 MM $10 MM
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,238 $10,546
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,760 $10,416
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Side Primary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Harrisburg West Side Primary School
    411 West Lincoln St
    Harrisburg , IL , 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.4  mi  |  607  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Harrisburg East Side Intermediate School
    315 East Church St
    Harrisburg , IL , 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.7  mi  |  499  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Harrisburg Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg
    Alternative School
    24 South Vine St 114
    Harrisburg , IL , 62946
    (618)253-7622
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Harrisburg Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg
    Alternative School
    24 South Vine St
    Harrisburg , IL , 62946
    (618)253-7622
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  4  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Harrisburg School District 428 Iyc-hrb
    Alternative School
    1201 West Poplar St
    Harrisburg , IL , 62946
    (618)252-8681
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  165  students  |  Gr.  7-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 05, 2009 - 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

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