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Harrison, NY
Students enrolled: 1,041

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255 Union Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528

(914) 630-3094
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April 04, 2015
This school is getting kids in to all the Ivy's and all the top colleges nationwide. Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt to name a few. This school offers AP and IB classes and most of the students are in the Ap and IB classes. The debate club is award winning, The Band and athletic program are outstanding. I think the rating system that steers people to two or three towns is very misguided and therefore makes Harrison a great place to purchase a home, live in a wonderful community, is close to the city and and gives you the option to use the public schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2014
I graduated from Harrison high school in 2000. Back then I was taught all I needed to pass. However going to college I failed a lot. Being told constantly you will never be anything also helped. Now in 2014 I will be graduating with a masters degree. In the end I learned nothing for the future from Harrison. Because in 96-2000 it was all about football. I believe we suffered because of this. I don't know about now only from then. Though I will always love Harrison. My future begins when I graduated.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2014
Harrison High School IB program is highly respected by all colleges and universitites. Great school with strong academics which include community service. Great school and community!

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2014
I give this school one star because it's the lowest score I can possible give on here. My guidance counselor put me in a remedial English class in the middle of the school year Because I was so reserved at school. I realize now my English teacher assumed I was unable to understand the curriculum. Instead of discussing with me where the problem lay the decision was just made for me. Even after the teacher in the remedial class realized I had no trouble at all I was left in there.

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2013
This seriously was the worst school ever. I applied to selective colleges, and the guidance counselor did not let me know that I was applying to 3 of the same colleges as the valedictorian: I got into one. The guidance counselor also failed to inform me that a student was received early decision to another college I applied to. What a terrible system. Avoid this school at all costs if you are considering moving to a community in Westchester. Do not move to Harrison, and help contribute to inflated administration salaries.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2011
The school district has made a lot of changes in the last 5 years. Attendance is up, APs are way up, acceptances to colleges, including all Ivys is up. The IB program will start in the fall 2011.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2010
If you read Walt Whitman's definition of how to teach a well rounded student, you will not find the answer in the Harrison School System. Teachers are let go before they can reach tenure, and more administrators are being hired at outrageous salaries. More concern is put on the overall rating of the school, then the actual teaching of the children. The Special Education program is kept at the bare minimum just to appease the state...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Harrison High School has become one of the most innovative and high performing high schools in Westchester County. The teachers are great -- lots of dead wood has been removed. Most teachers now really care about all of their students -- from the high performers, those in the middle, and those with support. The high school has a phenomenal principal in Dr. Ruck. And the International Baccalaureate (IB) program will be introduced in the next two years -- making a great program even better. Harrison High School is one of the unsung great schools in Westchester.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2009
I think most of the teachers are bright and caring. But the administration is in constant flux with their mixed messages. They really need to focus on teh resources that they have and not on changing for the sake of change.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2009
A school becomes an epitome of disaster when it starts hiring and firing valuable individuals to make 'fiscal' sense, even if it is at the expense of the student -after all, arbitrary ratings are what interests the admin the most.- If i really wanted to listen and take notes on someone filibustering, I'd visit the Harrison Police Department, merely one of the infractions of this society. While maintaining only a few good teachers protected under tenure, we can give points to where HHS deserves them. Here's a pointer: Instituting an impotent, 'hands-on' learning technique is a joke and helps with nothing. It's merely a distraction for us, and gets us a hop and a skip backwards. Stop buying TV's meanwhile we need textbooks.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2008
While it recently had some hiring problems, a new and innovative group of teacher have been hired and have filled the gap beautifully. Music and arts programs are thriving and the humanities have gotten an overhaul. My son has been served very well, and always felt safe and welcome. Great School.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
The only thing Harrison High School had going for it was a few really great teachers, most of which have left, been let go, or retired. The administration cares more about itself and arbitrary ratings in publications such as newsweek, whose systems hardly take academic performance an account, than its students.

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 17, 2006
My two sons thrived at HHS. They met friends for life, played Varsity sports, wrote for the school paper, participated in Mock Trial competitions and Model Congress, played in the marching band, and made high Honor Role throughout their high school years. They just had an all-around great time! Teachers were (usually) caring and wonderful, and if not, there was always room for improvement. Both boys are now in highly selective colleges (Tufts and Colgate) and they still feel like HHS in their second home! And, yes, parent involvement in the high school does lessen as your kids get older but there are still great parent booster clubs for all the sports and especially for the nd.HHS is as good as good or even better than any private school in this area. Just keep a positive attitude and you won't be surprised!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
My two daughter went to Harrison High. Is excellent in academics and it has great extracurricular activities. It has every sport imaginable. The only thing that I would improve in this school is parent involvement, most parent are not as involve as when children were younger.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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Harrison High School
255 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY  10528
(914) 630-3094
Last modified Harrison High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harrison High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top