T.h. Harris Middle School

911 Elise Avenue
Metairie, LA 70003
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
T.h. Harris Middle School serves 653 students in grades 6-8.
T.h. Harris Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana 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 38% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

T.h. Harris Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

T.h. Harris Middle School's student population of 653 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 46% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students653 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

T.h. Harris Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of T.h. Harris Middle School is 0.70, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1113 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
35%
7%
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Black
31%
43%
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White
30%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.700.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to T.h. Harris Middle School is East Jefferson High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Rudolph Matas School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Metairie Rudolph Matas School Math: 73% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 561 students
    0.2 miles
    1201 Elise Street
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 733-6200
    0.2 PK-8 561
  • Metairie Airline Park Academy For Advanced Studies Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 376 students
    0.5 miles
    6201 Camphor Street
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 888-0969
    0.5 PK-5 376
  • Metairie Bridgedale Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 458 students
    0.8 miles
    808 Zinnia Street
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 888-6807
    0.8 PK-5 458
  • Metairie Phoebe Hearst School Math: 66% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 617 students
    1.0 miles
    5208 Wabash Street
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 887-8814
    1 PK-5 617
  • Metairie East Jefferson High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,203 student
    1.2 miles
    400 Phlox Street
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 888-7171
    1.2 9-12 1,203

School Reviews

5  
T.H Harris is an amazing school. The Talented Theater program is very good and they do a play for the school every year as we write our own scripts. The Student Council is also very good because of everything they do for the special ed and teachers and other people at school who arent really looked close enough at. Being a student at Harris is really fun and amazing its only my 7th grade year but I already have so many memories. Walking into the school every day just puts a smil on my face.
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