West Harrison High School

10399 County Farm Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 1,112 students in grades 9-12, West Harrison High School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 47%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,112 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in MS)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 91% (Top 5%)
  • : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

West Harrison High School's student population of 1,112 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,112 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

West Harrison High School ranks within the top 1% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Harrison High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MS)
#8 out of 805 schools
(Top 1%)
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91%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Harrison High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
71%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Harrison High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
4%
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Black
31%
47%
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White
59%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
This chart display the diversity score of West Harrison High School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of West Harrison High School and public school graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Harrison High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Harrison High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Harrison High School's ranking?
West Harrison High School is ranked #8 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are West Harrison High School often compared to?
West Harrison High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Harrison Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
91% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% MS state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% MS state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Harrison High School?
The graduation rate of West Harrison High School is 91%, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 89%.
How many students attend West Harrison High School?
1,112 students attend West Harrison High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of West Harrison High School students are White, 31% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Harrison High School?
West Harrison High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Harrison High School offer ?
West Harrison High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is West Harrison High School part of?
West Harrison High School is part of Harrison Co School Dist School District.

School Reviews

5   7/4/2014
West Harrison is a great school that has caring and dedicated teachers and administrators. Created to ease the over-population of Harrison Central High School, West Harrison has grown into a level A school--the only high school in the district to garner such an honor--in just five short years of existence. I'm so proud to be a part of such a wonderful school environment.
- Posted by Teacher - james

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,112 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 91% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 91% (Top 5%)
  • : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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