Harrison High School

401 Kingsland Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Harrison High School serves 712 students in grades 9-12.
Harrison High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Harrison High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Harrison High School's student population of 712 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students712 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Harrison High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Harrison High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1913 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
75%
29%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
19%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.400.70
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrison School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Harrison High School is Science Park High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is East Newark Public School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrison East Newark Public School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 33 students
    0.2 miles
    501 11 North Third Street
    Harrison, NJ 07029
    (973) 481-6800
    0.2 PK-8 33
  • Harrison Lincoln Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-3 | 669 students
    0.2 miles
    221 Cross Street
    Harrison, NJ 07029
    (973) 483-6400
    0.2 PK-3 669
  • Harrison Hamilton Intermediate School Math: 41% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 294 students
    0.3 miles
    223 Hamilton Street
    Harrison, NJ 07029
    (973) 735-5550
    0.3 4-5 294
  • Harrison Washington Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 456 students
    0.3 miles
    One North Fifth Street
    Harrison, NJ 07029
    (973) 483-2285
    0.3 6-8 456
  • Kearny Franklin Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 935 students
    0.7 miles
    100 Davis Ave
    Kearny, NJ 07032
    (201) 955-5020
    0.7 PK-6 935

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