Harrisburg High School

  • Harrisburg High School serves 591 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Harrisburg High School operates within the Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District.
  • Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 591 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students591 students
Harrisburg High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Harrisburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Harrisburg High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeHarrisburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Harrisburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
2%
5%
Harrisburg High School Asian Students (2005-2015)
Hispanic
1%
25%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1996-2015)
Black
5%
17%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
86%
49%
Harrisburg High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Harrisburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHarrisburg High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIL 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.
0.260.67
Harrisburg High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
45%
52%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2015)
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.
8%
2%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's student population of 2,105 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,075 in this district is less than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,024 is less than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameHarrisburg Cusd 3 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed2,105753
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Students Managed (1989-2015)
Graduation Rate80%88%
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$21 MM$11 MM
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$21 MM$11 MM
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,075$11,118
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,024$11,218
Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HarrisburgWest Side Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 571 students
    0.4 miles
    411 W Lincoln St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.4PK-2571
  • HarrisburgEast Side Intermediate School
    Grades: 3-5 | 477 students
    0.7 miles
    315 E Church St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7637
    0.73-5477
  • HarrisburgLearning Alternative Branch HarrisburgAlternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
    0.7 miles
    24 S Vine St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7622
    0.76-1212
  • HarrisburgLearning Alternative Branch HarrisburgAlternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 15 students
    0.8 miles
    24 S Vine St # 114
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)253-7622
    0.86-1215
  • HarrisburgSchool District 428 Iyc-hrbAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 109 students
    1 miles
    1201 W Poplar St
    HarrisburgIL 62946
    (618)252-8681
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School Reviews

2  10/5/2009
The academic programs at this school are terrible, almost pathetic. The majority of the teachers are employed because they all know one another and/or went to school there themselves, not because they are qualified to teach. Only a select few teachers actually take their jobs seriously, and try to educate the students who attend. The school does offer extracurricular activities, but most have to be funded by the activity coordinator and participants, because all of the funding the school receives for activities go directly to the sports - particularly football and basketball. The state testing scores are quite low and this school has a very high drop-out rate. Student violence, foul language, and bad attitude are also high at this school. Fights occur very often, and most of the time no parents or officials are notified. Many more things can be said about this school but I will leave it at this. Thank you.
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