2755 Janitell Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Harrison High School serves 1,108 students in grades 9-12.
Harrison High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,108 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Top 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Harrison High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Harrison High School's student population of 1,108 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,108 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Harrison High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Harrison High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1115 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
52%
34%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
20%
52%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
81%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harrison High School's ranking?

Harrison High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for: Most diverse schools (Top 10%) and Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 10%).

What schools are Harrison High School often compared to?

Harrison High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cheyenne Mountain High School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).

What is the graduation rate of Harrison High School?

The graduation rate of Harrison High School is 81%, which is equal to the Colorado state average of 81%.

How many students attend Harrison High School?

1,108 students attend Harrison High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

52% of Harrison High School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Harrison High School?

Harrison High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.

What grades does Harrison High School offer ?

Harrison High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Harrison High School part of?

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break: Schools Closed
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break: District Closed
March 31, 2023 (Friday)
Last Day of School
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

School Reviews

5   1/17/2011
The quality of academic programs is really good, it is the best I've seen. The availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are awesome. The academic and athletic awards are really good. The facilities are the best I've seen. The level of parent involvement is the best I've seen.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jmrkr

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,108 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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