West Harrison High School

  • West Harrison High School serves 1,079 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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

School Overview

  • West Harrison High School's student population of 1,079 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,079 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Harrison High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Harrison High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#100 out of 840 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
32%
49%
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White
64%
43%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Harrison High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.490.31
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrison Co Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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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.
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