William Henry Harrison High School

  • William Henry Harrison High School serves 1,983 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • William Henry Harrison High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

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School Overview

  • William Henry Harrison High School's student population of 1,983 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,983 students
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Total Classroom Teachers108 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Henry Harrison High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William Henry Harrison High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1045 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
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Black
3%
12%
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White
80%
69%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.340.51
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Graduation Rate
96%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTippecanoe School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • William Henry Harrison High School (HHS) is a four-year public high school in Tippecanoe County, Indiana near West Lafayette. William Henry Harrison High School was first established in 1967.
  • The school is named for William Henry Harrison, 9th president of the United States. He was instrumental in overseeing numerous treaties, purchasing much of present-day Indiana from Native American leaders.
  • Harrison is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and holds a Special First Class Commission from the Indiana Department of Education. Harrison is also a member of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counselors.
  • The school is part of the Tippecanoe School Corporation.
  • Athletics and programs: Harrison High School is a member of the Hoosier Crossroads Conference and offers students 21 varsity sports, including 10 for boys and 11 for girls. Harrison teams have won conference championships, and have competed for state titles. The Harrison girls track team (’74), football team, ('92), and baseball ('95) have won state championship titles.
  • Harrison students has enrolled in eleven bands and six choirs. These bands routinely engage in various music festivals, domestic travel, and international student exchanges.
  • Harrison academic teams include Academic Super Bowl, Spell Bowl, and Quiz Bowl. The Harrison Quiz Bowl team has gone to the national competitions for the past five years. One of the many school activities that Harrison provides for it's students is FIRST Robotics. Robotics is a worldwide competition in which robots compete to accomplish a task. Harrison has done well in the past at regional competitions. Overall Harrison is an excellent place for education.

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