Harrison Central High School

Harrison Central High School serves 1,547 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Harrison Central High School operates within the Harrison County School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1547 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,547 students
Harrison Central High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Harrison Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Harrison Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Harrison Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
1%
Harrison Central High School Asian Students (1994-2013)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Harrison Central High School Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
41%
50%
Harrison Central High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
56%
45%
Harrison Central High School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Harrison Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.52 0.31
Harrison Central High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
58%
64%
Harrison Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
7%
8%
Harrison Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,037 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,364 is less than the state average of $9,999. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,148 is higher than the state average of $9,596. The district spending/student has grown by 73% over four years.
School District Name Harrison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 14,037 2,147
Harrison County   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 64% 62%
Harrison County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $111 MM $21 MM
Harrison County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $147 MM $20 MM
Harrison County   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,364 $9,999
Harrison County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,148 $9,596
Harrison County   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harrison Co Vocational Complex High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roger Amos Mcmurtry School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lyman Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GulfportHarrison Co Vocational Complex High School
    Vocational School
    15600 School Rd
    GulfportMS 39503
    (228)832-6652
    Vocational School

    0 mi | Gr. 10-12 | n/a students                      
  • GulfportLyman Elementary School
    14222 Old Hwy 49
    GulfportMS 39503
    (228)832-2257
    1.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 659 students                      
  • GulfportThree Rivers Elementary School
    13500 Three Rivers Rd
    GulfportMS 39503
    (228)831-5359
    3.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 879 students                      
  • GulfportRoger Amos Mcmurtry School
    14426 James Bond Rd
    GulfportMS 39503
    (228)328-6000
    4.6 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 45 students                      
  • GulfportOrange Grove Elementary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    11391 Old Hwy 49
    GulfportMS 39503
    (228)832-2322
    4.6 mi | Gr. 4-6 | 407 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 15, 2008 - I attended Harrison Central in the tenth grade and would never recommend it to anyone. The (majority, definitely exceptions) of the teachers really do not care about their students and would better be defined as baby-sitters. The school has a less than 50% graduation rate, and it is for a reason. I left to attend a much better school and now attend one of the best universities in the country. I know for sure that I would not be attending such a great school if I had stayed at HCHS. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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