William Henry Harrison High School

William Henry Harrison High School serves 1,688 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
William Henry Harrison High School operates within the Tippecanoe Corp School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is higher than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1688 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,688 students
William Henry Harrison High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
William Henry Harrison High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade William Henry Harrison High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
William Henry Harrison High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
William Henry Harrison High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
6%
9%
William Henry Harrison High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
2%
13%
William Henry Harrison High School Black (1996-2012)
White
83%
71%
William Henry Harrison High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups William Henry Harrison High School Sch Ethnicity William Henry Harrison 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.
0.30 0.73
William Henry Harrison 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.
19%
41%
William Henry Harrison High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
5%
8%
William Henry Harrison High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,844 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Tippecanoe Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 11,844 1,613
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 86% 79%
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $136 MM $21 MM
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $110 MM $18 MM
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,621 $13,002
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,404 $11,056
Tippecanoe  Corp School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • William Henry Harrison High School (HHS) is a four-year public high school in Tippecanoe County, Indiana near West Lafayette. William Henry Harrison High School was first established in 1967.
  • The school is named for William Henry Harrison, 9th president of the United States. He was instrumental in overseeing numerous treaties, purchasing much of present-day Indiana from Native American leaders.
  • Harrison is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and holds a Special First Class Commission from the Indiana Department of Education. Harrison is also a member of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counselors.
  • The school is part of the Tippecanoe School Corporation.
  • Athletics and programs: Harrison High School is a member of the Hoosier Crossroads Conference and offers students 21 varsity sports, including 10 for boys and 11 for girls. Harrison teams have won conference championships, and have competed for state titles. The Harrison girls track team (’74), football team, ('92), and baseball ('95) have won state championship titles.
  • Harrison students has enrolled in eleven bands and six choirs. These bands routinely engage in various music festivals, domestic travel, and international student exchanges.
  • Harrison academic teams include Academic Super Bowl, Spell Bowl, and Quiz Bowl. The Harrison Quiz Bowl team has gone to the national competitions for the past five years. One of the many school activities that Harrison provides for it's students is FIRST Robotics. Robotics is a worldwide competition in which robots compete to accomplish a task. Harrison has done well in the past at regional competitions. Overall Harrison is an excellent place for education.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Beacon Academy (2.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Battle Ground Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Burnett Creek Elementary School (0 miles away)
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    3.4  mi  |  1062  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Did You Know?
Tippecanoe County, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.42, which is lower than the Indiana average of 0.73. The most diverse school district in Tippecanoe County is Beacon Academy School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.