Western Harnett High School

  • Western Harnett High School serves 1,450 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Western Harnett High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Western Harnett High School's student population of 1,450 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Harnett High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Western Harnett High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1668 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
17%
16%
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Black
20%
26%
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White
56%
50%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Western Harnett High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.620.46
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Graduation Rate
82%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarnett County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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