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Harrison High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 13 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

To be honest Harrison High School is one of the most amazing high schools ever. We've got a lot of sports, bands, singing, amazing teachers, the principal Mrs. Shields is an amazing perso (sorry if I misspelled your name). All the opportunities that the high schools offers. Being able to tell people that I'm a Blue Tide feels amazing. Well spending my 4 years in HHS will be amazing, i love that school and everyone in it, it's so easy to make friends because they're friendly haha. All I have to say is that HHS has a lot to offer and it is an amazing high school, definitely the best one i've ever visit. I AM A BLUE TIDE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2013

My Daugther is attending this school and she statered as a freshman i was completely terrified that she was going to be bulied or anything like that because we just move to the neighborhood but my daughter attidute towards school completely changed even the way she interact towards students. This school is just like a private school just that is public but the oder and everything looks just like if its was public
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

i have my daughter attend the school since we new to the neighborhood and i think the staff are great keep up the good work
—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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education15%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students24%
Female17%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

66%

SAT college ready

17%

Graduation rate

91%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 22%
White 28% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Ronald Shields

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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800 Hamilton Street
Harrison, NJ 07029
Phone: (201) 482-5050

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