Harrisburg High School

  • Harrisburg High School serves 566 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Harrisburg High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.
  • Harrisburg High School operates within the Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District.
  • Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's 80-84% graduation rate is lower than the Illinois state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • Harrisburg High School's student population of 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students566 students
Harrisburg High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Harrisburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Harrisburg High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeHarrisburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Harrisburg High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harrisburg High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
36%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Harrisburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
2%
5%
Harrisburg High School Asian Students (2004-2016)
Hispanic
1%
26%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1997-2016)
Black
3%
17%
Harrisburg High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
87%
49%
Harrisburg High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Harrisburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHarrisburg High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.31
Harrisburg High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate80-84%
85%
Harrisburg High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
47%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
3%
Harrisburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Harrisburg High School is Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 851 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District's student population of 2,022 students has decreased by 8% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80-84% has increased from 75-79% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,489 in this district is less than the state average of $13,105. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,435 is less than the state average of $13,417. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameHarrisburg Cusd 3 School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    4
    3
    Number of Students Managed2,022803
    Harrisburg Cusd 3 School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    13%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    36%
    District Graduation Rate80-84%
    85%
    District Total Revenue$21 MM$11 MM
    District Spending$21 MM$11 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,489$13,105
    District Spending / Student$10,435$13,417
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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    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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