2102 Durant
Harlan, IA 51537
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Harlan High School serves 514 students in grades 9-12.
Harlan High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Harlan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Harlan High School's student population of 514 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Harlan High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Harlan High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#37 out of 1227 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
93%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

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