William Henry Harrison High School

William Henry Harrison High School serves 1,740 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% 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 1740 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,740 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 17:1
Asian
2%
2%
Hispanic
8%
10%
Black
2%
13%
White
84%
71%
Two or more races
4%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.29 0.26
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%
42%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,192 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
3
Number of Students Managed 12,192 1,469
Graduation Rate 86% 79%
District Total Revenue $136 MM $21 MM
District Spending $110 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,621 $13,002
District Spending / Student $9,404 $11,056
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West LafayetteBurnett Creek Elementary School
    5700 North 50 West
    West LafayetteIN 47906
    (765)463-2237
    0 mi | 497 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • West LafayetteBattle Ground Middle School
    6100 North 50 West
    West LafayetteIN 47906
    (765)269-8140
    0.4 mi | 491 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • West LafayetteBeacon Academy
    Charter School
    620 Cumberland Ave
    West LafayetteIN 47906
    (765)838-2045
    Charter School

    2.7 mi | 33 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • West LafayetteCumberland Elementary School
    600 Cumberland Ave
    West LafayetteIN 47906
    (765)464-3212
    2.7 mi | 655 students | Gr. KG-3                      
  • West LafayetteKlondike Elementary School
    3311 Klondike Rd
    West LafayetteIN 47906
    (765)463-5505
    3.4 mi | 1096 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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