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Harrison High School

Public | 9-12

 

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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2007

'Nobodies' at this school are made to feel inferior and like outsiders. This extends from academics to the sports programs. If you're not the child of well-connnected parents, forget it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

Good Principal but a real let-down in how the students are treated. Where is the wonderful, upstanding faculty I have heard so much about?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Obviously overall I am very pleased with Harrison High School. It has a great location and I believe that it ranks one of the best schools my daughters have ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

Having 2 children that are currently attending Harrison, I am completely satisfied with all aspects of this school. They stress character, honesty, leadership, and individualism, and try to help our children make the right decisions in life. President George W. Bush thought enough of Harrison to make a formal visit there during his first term in office. Every year they have 100% participation in the PTSA, which contributes thousands of dollars per year to the school. Their many students clubs are encouraged to help those less fortunate by donating their time at inner city soup kitchens and other area 'help ministries'. Their intrumental music program consist of a nationally rated orchestra, concert and marching band, creating many college scholorship opportunities for their students. Their football team consistantly wins their division, and competed in the state championship game several years ago. I would definately move into this area just for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

I graduated from Harrison this year, and it is a great school. The teachers are great and give you every opportunity to do your best. We do have an active performing arts department, take it from someone who actually goes there. The band, drama, and chorus deparments are excellent. The athletics program is great, especially football. Harrison really is overall a great school, definitely the best in west Cobb. I really enjoyed my four years there; I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2005

Completely inadequate teach staff and administration. Performing Arts program does not exist.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

535 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

535 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

535 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

534 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 44%
Black 10% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School social worker/counselors(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • William Griggers
Fax number
  • (678) 594-8106

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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4500 Due West Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (678) 594-8104

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