Harrison Central High School

  • Harrison Central High School serves 1,554 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Harrison Central High School operates within the Harrison County School District.
  • Harrison County School District's 67% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1554 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,554 students
Harrison Central High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Harrison Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Harrison Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Harrison Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Harrison Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
2%
1%
Harrison Central High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
3%
3%
Harrison Central High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
39%
49%
Harrison Central High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
56%
46%
Harrison Central High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Harrison Central High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Harrison Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MS 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.
0.54 0.32
Harrison Central 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.
61%
67%
Harrison Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
7%
7%
Harrison Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Harrison County School District's student population of 13,781 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,852 in this district is less than the state average of $9,526. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,110 is less than the state average of $9,407. The district spending/student has declined by 18% over four years.
School District Name Harrison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 13,781 2,139
Harrison County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 64%
Harrison County School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $125 MM $20 MM
Harrison County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $129 MM $20 MM
Harrison County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,852 $9,526
Harrison County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,110 $9,407
Harrison County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  2/25/2017
As a parent I COMPLETELY 100% agree with the students review. My daughter is a smart, good kid and has been ignored and no one is willing to give her direction. As a freshmen she needs to know how it all works and have guidance. She wants to be involved but can not get any information or direction from ANYONE at the school. It's horrible. The facultys favorite answer to everything is I Don't know and rudely. And then no one trys to help her find the answer. I am thankful I have daughter my daughter to give respect but it must also be given. I'm thankful she is a good smart kid or her future (due to a bad high school experience) could get off to a bad start.
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2  12/15/2008
I attended Harrison Central in the tenth grade and would never recommend it to anyone. The (majority, definitely exceptions) of the teachers really do not care about their students and would better be defined as baby-sitters. The school has a less than 50% graduation rate, and it is for a reason. I left to attend a much better school and now attend one of the best universities in the country. I know for sure that I would not be attending such a great school if I had stayed at HCHS.
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