1311 W. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Harrison Middle School serves 705 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas Harrison Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Thomas Harrison Middle School's student population of 705 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Harrison Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Harrison Middle School is 0.62, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1441 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
51%
18%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
34%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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