Harvard High School

1103 North Jefferson St,

Harvard, IL, 60033-1757

Tel: (815)943-6461
Grades: 9-12

686 students

Harvard High School serves 686 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Harvard High School operates within the Harvard Cusd 50 School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 686 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 686 students
Harvard High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Harvard High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Harvard 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 0.54 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
Harvard High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Harvard High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
53%
23%
Harvard High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
19%
Harvard High School Black (1995-2012)
White
43%
50%
Harvard High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Harvard High School Sch Ethnicity Harvard 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.
0.54 0.66
Harvard 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.
12%
23%
Harvard 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.
39%
26%
Harvard High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,395 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Harvard Cusd 50 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,395 797
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 88%
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $26 MM $10 MM
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $28 MM $10 MM
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,133 $10,546
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,127 $10,416
Harvard Cusd 50 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Big Foot High School (7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crosby Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Harvard Jefferson Elementary School
    1200 North Jefferson St
    Harvard , IL , 60033
    (815)943-6464
    0.1  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Harvard Harvard Junior High School
    1301 Garfield St
    Harvard , IL , 60033
    (815)943-6466
    0.2  mi  |  501  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Harvard Washington Elementary School
    305 South Hutchinson St
    Harvard , IL , 60033
    (815)943-6367
    0.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Harvard Crosby Elementary School
    401 Hereley Dr
    Harvard , IL , 60033
    (815)943-4022
    1.8  mi  |  845  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Walworth Big Foot High School
    401 Devils Ln
    Walworth , WI , 53184
    (262)275-2116
    7  mi  |  532  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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