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Harrison Community High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 445 students

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2010

The Staff and Administration is fantastic they really care about us the students, they do everything in there power to help us excell in our studies. I wouldn't dream of going toany other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2009

As a parent of two HHS graduates and an alumni I find that overall Harrison offers its students a well rounded education. No matter what school you are at there are going to be some kind of issues. Being an involved parent makes a huge difference in the education your child will experience. Make the time for your child and be supportive HHS will do its best to give your child the educational foundation to obtain their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

Love the school hate the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

My children go to Harrison Community Schools. One in High School and the other in Hillside. I believe that both have pro's and con's. If i had my choice i wouldnt have them in Harrison. The teachers in Hillside rely on the RTC program. Which is a waste of time. What happened to the 'No Child Left Behind' law. My son spends more time in there then in class itself. I am disappointed in Harrison Schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I am a senior about to graduate from HHS. I can not be totally for, or against my school. Years go by, and in four years you see so much change within the teaching curriculum you wonder the stability of our education. Any one who attended or is attending can tell you a million things they would change, but I think things are good as is. The students can easily gain a teacher as a good mentor, and friend. The small town setting can get to you sometimes, and you can worry about the drastic changes after you leave such a small town, but I suppose that is what life is, just a series of drastic changes. I don't believe HHS prepared me for what I am setting out to do, but I also think many schools would not be able to, you can't teach a student real world expierences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2004

I attended this school for four years and subsequently graduated in 2003. I must say, in those four years I learned nothing along the lines of useful information that would have prepared or even helped me for entering the real world. Several teachers provided a unique learning environment, but when lacking substance fun learning will only go so far. I am currently a college student majoring in Business Administrations at the University of Michigan, and how fun it is to be reminiscent of the life I once had in little old Harrison.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2004

I was a HHS grad in 1995. I believe that this school did everything for me that I needed. I am currently going to CMU in the Pre-Veterinary Program and I was very well prepared with the classes that I needed to prepare me for college. Granted it's a huge step from HS to college, but I'm still far better off than had I gone to a school with lesser teaching abilities. I have recently made the National Dean's List and have been given the opportunity to nominate a teacher as my most inspiring...thank you Mr. Ellefson for being one of the best I had, and also for being a friend. Anyways, I just thought that this school should get a great review, and I don't mind being the first...hopefully with many more to follow. Thank you for everything.
—Submitted by a former student


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

Grade level

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15%

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25%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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12%

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12%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
8%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

87%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeremy Thomas
Fax number
  • (989) 539-4319

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700 South 5Th St
Harrison, MI 48625
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Phone: (989) 539-7417

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