Harker Heights High School

  • Harker Heights High School serves 2,550 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Harker Heights High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Harker Heights High School's student population of 2,550 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,550 students
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Total Classroom Teachers141 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harker Heights High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harker Heights High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#4702 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
27%
52%
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Black
31%
13%
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White
32%
28%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.720.64
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Graduation Rate
92%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKilleen Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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