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Colorado Springs, CO
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2755 Janitell Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

(719) 579-2080
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August 08, 2015
I have yet to witness teacher student interaction. I will write a review about that once the school year starts.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2015
Yesterday, August 7, 2015...I went to Harrison check in (registration) for my Freshman. My daughter and I were very excited and ready to meet some of the faculty and staff. Unfortunately, the staff was very rude, mean, short tempered and just came off like they didn't want to be there. With the exception of the nice older lady who was taking the forms for opting out of the military contact, the lady who gave you your final packet and the ladies who gave the schedules. They were pleasant. The heavy set, older lady who sat at the table for the athletic passes was so mean, bitter and rude! She yelled at another staff member in front of anout 15 to 20 parents, students and children because the other staff member was misinformed about a situation concerning photo IDs for the students. First impressions are the lasting impressions and I am extremely nervous about sending my daughter to this school. The bad part is that all of this was before 9 am. Sheesh! I hope this wasn't an indication to how this school year will be.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2014
Harrison HS has come a long way in the past few years. Its test scores, student conflict rates, and graduation rates have climbed. That said, there is an inherent problem when teachers are part of a pay-for-performance system. Due to the often transient nature of the student population, test scores are not necessarily representative of teacher effort. Because many parents do not speak English, parent-teacher communication is difficult. Students do not always have the resources they need in the classrooms. There is no PTA. And in general, the school seems to care a great deal more about teachers' salaries than in placing students where they can best achieve.

- submitted by a teacher

December 15, 2013
No books given to students or at least with special education. Very bad sign. Notes written by teacher/assistant inaccurate.

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2013
Harrison is a great school and has improved a lot over the years and continues to get better. The education itself was very good, and the teachers and coaches were all involved and amazing. I attended and graduated with excellent grades, took honor's courses, excelled in athletics and extracurricular activities, and I was very prepared for college. I did attend another high school briefly, but it was terrible compared to Harrison.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2013
Very unhappy with this school. Did not see any involement from the teachers or counselors to help my daughter who moved mid year. They knew she was struggling but I was not contacted to get her tutoring and couldnt get a response to my calls. A lot of drug issues too.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2011
Honestly this school is not meant to prepare students for higher education. I graduated in 2008 and did not do well my first semester at UCCS as a freshmen. They focus way too much on the CSAP and are focusing more on the unproficient students than those taking AP classes and who already scored advanced on the CSAP. They also cut many AP classes as well. If you want your child to succeed, than you need to enroll them into a D-12 or D-11 school.. NOT Harrison District 2

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2010
i went to harrison my freshmen year and was extremely happy to be a panther but unfortunately had to move. but my teachers and coaches were amazing and were willing to bend over backwards for me to be the best i could be. and as for harrison reputation its really not as bad as people say, all it comes down to is the people you chose to hang out with.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2009
Harrison High school provided my child with all of the skills she needed in life, and I thank the school for giving her an amazing education!

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2009
Parental involvement tends to be low, but the staff involvement on the student's lives is excellent. This school gives students encouragement to not only focus on studies, but be involved in all types of extracurricular activities to keep them out of trouble. Students receive not only after school assistance on studies, but as well as a guided direction in their life. I've seen many people graduate from Harrison and excel in all types of universities. They were given the necessary education and guidance to be successful.

- submitted by a community member

November 22, 2008
Harrison's reputation is much worse than what the school is actually like. Although some students may not seem very involved, there are students with dedication. Overall, this school is great regardless of what others say. Class of '10.

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2006
Negative: school focuses too much on CSAP testing by 'teaching' the test instead of the fundamentals, school will not hold a student back if failing, some educators are complacent (giving a passing grade when the student clearly failed), and parental involvement is low. Positive: zero tolerance for any type of violence; students encouraged to play sports/musical instruments; special needs counselors and academic counselors give over and above what is expected.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2006
They have a great Academic program; they have a lot of extracurricular activities; for example: Baseball,Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming Girls Swimming Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, among other.

- submitted by a teacher
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Harrison High School
2755 Janitell Rd, Colorado Springs, CO  80906
(719) 579-2080
Last modified Harrison High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harrison High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top