Harpeth High School

  • Harpeth High School serves 572 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 52%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Harpeth High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Harpeth High School's student population of 572 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students572 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harpeth High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,587 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harpeth High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
52%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
1%
22%
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White
95%
63%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.100.28
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Graduation Rate85-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCheatham County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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I attended your graduation services Friday night. I want to thank you for giving me a great experience by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and to the Valedictorian who gave the rousing address that brought the crowd to its feet, I say, GO GIRL. I felt so GOOD when the program was over. It was so student oriented that it brought tears to these old eyes. My granddaughter graduated last night and now I know why she loves her school so much. You know, it was a lot like MY high school graduation--small--but with not nearly so much talent. To the visiting speaker from the Department of Education, I thank him for keeping it brief and envoking blessings from God. I live in Kentucky and haven't heard that in YEARS except in church. God bless all of you. Maryann Fenner is my grand child and I know God will bless her--she is a fine young lady and you deserve a lot of the credit. Sincerely, Mary Outland, Murray, KY
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