Thomas Harrison Middle School

1311 W. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Harrison Middle School serves 686 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Thomas Harrison Middle School's student population of 686 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students686 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

Thomas Harrison Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Harrison Middle School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1579 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
61%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
41%
16%
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Black
9%
22%
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White
43%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrisonburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thomas Harrison Middle School is Harrisonburg High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Skyline Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bluestone Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrisonburg Bluestone Elementary School Reading: 60%
    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
    0.9 miles
    750 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 432-3232
    0.9 K-5 567
  • Harrisonburg Waterman Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 499 students
    0.9 miles
    451 Chicago Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-8352
    0.9 K-5 499
  • Harrisonburg Keister Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 371 students
    1.1 miles
    100 Maryland Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-6585
    1.1 PK-5 371
  • Harrisonburg Harrisonburg H.s. Governor's Stem Academy Vocational School

    1.2 miles
    One Court Square
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 437-3302
    1.2 n/a n/a
  • Harrisonburg Harrisonburg High School Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,798 student
    1.3 miles
    1001 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 433-2652
    1.3 9-12 1,798

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