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9-12
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Harker Heights, TX
Students enrolled: 2,286
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1001 Farm to Market 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548

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(254) 336-0800
(254) 698-5267
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October 09, 2014
Harker Heights High School is a great place! The teachers are friendly, the sports are competitive, and its an all around great atmosphere! I had an amazing time at Heights and I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else. The school gives you all the tools you need to succeed, its just up to you to rise to the challenge!

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2012
I'm very concerned about the Pre-AP Geometry instruction. The teachers don't teach from notes or a textbook. They write problems on the board but don't always finish them due to interruptions from the large class sizes of 29-36. They don't use the district provided technology to post the examples to their website. None of the Geometry teachers have set up web sites and communication is poor. Material isn't always completed covered prior to tests.There is nowhere to go to get the material if you miss class for illness or a school event. and are told to get it from another student, who may or may not have copied it down correctly, if at all. Even the math tutoring center is unsure of what curriculum is being taught. At shadow day, one teacher had grades posted and 2/3 of the students had D's or F's. More homework needs to be given so students can practice the concepts. Lesson plans need to be communicated to the math tutoring center so they know what is being covered in the classroom. Resources such as textbooks, web sites, powerpoints or notes need to be used like other Pre-AP teachers provide.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2012
the teachers here dont give any homework and we hardly get taught anything as a freshman last year my algebra teacher didnt show us how he did the work to get the answer all he did was just write it and all the students in the class were confised about it

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2012
The teachers seem to think that all the students think exactly alike,and that's a lie. My kid struggles hard to keep up,but when they fail you just for not taking the notes in the way they want you to, it's not surprising that he has problems. Maybe,if the school saw the kids as humans instead of a burdensome load of numbers,we might get somewhere. When I went to school, teachers would really connect with us. Now,it's all about looking good and having the smartest class so they get more funds.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
It seems that the assisant principals like to pick and choose how they enforce the dress code. If a gir is pretty and white then they will call them for EVERY thing possible where it is in the student manual or not. If you can't figure it out then GO TO UNIFORMS. I see so many girls pass by teachers and assiant principals with their breasts hanging out and that's ok. Guys can wear pants down around their ankles and that too is ok. But let a girl show her shoulders or a little bit of her leg above the knee and THAT is NOT permissable.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
As a student, I believe Harker Heights High School has prepared me for the college atmosphere/workload. However, in my experience, the administration is mediocre. Very rarely are they in classrooms fixing educational problems but are rather in the hallways writing a child up for having a hole in his/her jeans or lecturing a student about something irrelevant. Many upper-level (academically) students are unhappy at Heights because of the lack of efficiency in the staff. The coursework can be rigorous and rewarding but the school is frustrating due to lack of organization, logic, and explanations.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2011
Excellent principal who believes in fair and logical discipline. This is the best high school in the district. Now if only the football program was existent this would be the best high school in the area!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
Great school if parents who take an active role in childs education. True; HHHS. has taken heat concerning Graduation Rate. Its a shot gun blast from the state based on certain demographics. Read all the tests results and read into the test results. This is a great HS to prepare your child for the future. However, parents who leave the raising of their child to the education system, do not participate in the childs education and/or a child with discipline problems will find the child struggling here. HHHS has great educators, most do their best to avoid the unfair trend of expending 90% of their resouces on bad students and only 10% the deserving just to make numbers. Also true; kids hanging out in mass smoking during lunch, OFF school grounds. Parents? This is the best H.S. in KISD. It would be even better if HarkerHeights had a HHISD

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2010
This is not true. I have seen the test results. Harker Heights has the highest scores in KISD. The drop out rate issue was a paperwork error. Please get the facts straight before posting.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
This school has not impressed me. At lunch students are allowed to leave and are seen smoking across the street form school. The paper has recently reported that this is the worst school in the area with the highest drop out rate and lowest test scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2009
Having begun teaching in 1959 and traveling all over the world as a military dependent with children, I taught in many schools, the last one being HHHS. I found that Harker Heights High school is the best academic, athletic, disciplinary, and social environment in Killeen at this time. I would not hesitate to send any high school student in our family there, and I was truly proud to celebrate our grandson's graduation from HHHS in June.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 01, 2009
I truly think HHHS is the best high school to send your child too. My oldest child graduated this past June and it was truly the best 4 years of his life. The teachers are great and he truly had the best time in choir. The choir directors are top notch as well as the principal leadership. I am truly proud that I have an incoming freshman and would not hestitate to tell anyone to send their child there. Thanks HHHS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 03, 2009
The JROTC Program offered is one of the best in state. The Teachers are solid in Leadership, mentoring and encouraging the students.My daughter had a excellent experience at Harker Heights High School

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 25, 2008
i love having my child in a high school like this! wonderful enviorentment, faculty and classmates.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Harker Heights High School is one of the greatest school that I've attended. It has taught me many valuable lessons that I will never forget. The band program is one of the best. Not to mention that their guard just recently won 1st places in TCGC State Cahmpionships. GO KNIGHTS!

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
Harker Heights is one of the greatest schools I've ever attended. The programs here are the best. Other than their spectacular sports teams, I think that their AVID program is like none other. Many of my friends are in the program, and we always have a lot of fun every year. The lessons I've learned, such as the SAT vocab we reviewed last year, has helped me greatly. Not only does AVID have great experiences at Heights, the students overall are just great.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2007
we have the best sports in softball, basketball baseball , soccer, track . no one can realy beat us in grades and the taks test we have one of the best schools in the state.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2007
HHHS is the only high school in Central Texas where I would send my sons. From teachers to administrators to coaches, the student is first and foremost. If your student abides by school policies, they will be part of the Harker Heights High School family. I have graduated one son from this school and have another just beginning here. GO KNIGHTS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2007
Harker Heights High School is so centered on dicipline and dress code, that it is almost imposible to be a happy student. Everything can get you into trouble, and all but a few of the teachers even care about the students.

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2007
This is the worst school my daughter has ever been to.They dont help her in any of her classes and the teachers pack her with homework and projects and it leaves her with no time to practice soccer, track for the schools athletics team.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2007
I've been to many schools and yeas this is a great school to get a good education from but they are to strict when it comes to ids and dress code , I know that this is for a good cause but it not who we are . This school stands for coourage pride and integrity but theres not really much of it. The students at this school are great and so are the teachers . So if you want your child to have a great education and good career and life but no freedome ( we get to leave school for lunch...how cool is that) then is is the BEST school for you and your child to be a part of.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
May 25, 2006
The school is not big enough for the number of kids. Class size is too high.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
The JROTC program offered is one of the best in the state. It's leadership is solid and promotes mentoring students into leadership rather than giving it away.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
The school is a big disappointment in the long run. My son is help and does not recieve it any form and we're looking at other options in the community now.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
I graduated from this school in 2002. I loved the atmosphere, I felt safe, and I'm currently in a successful career field. I lived under 2 miles away from the school in a safe and lively community. The academics were both challenging and fun but most of all, worth it. I really enjoyed the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a former student
January 18, 2006
It's a great school that has a home town feel even though it's so close to a military town that moves all of the time.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
Great school..I had some of the best years of my life there

- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
January 05, 2005
I think this school is great with it's high motivation to reach high academic achievment and attendance ratings, but I find the support for the students from the staff is painfully low. I think EVERY extracurricular activity should be supported equally.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
July 16, 2004
This school has done an excellent job considering the fact that has only been open for four years and is located in a military town where teachers and students are constantly coming and going. The entire school from students to the principal work as a family and care for each other shown through how the school has delt with the many tragedies Heights has had to deal with. Yes there are a few coaches that teach the advanced and honors courses but being a coach doesn't make them incapable of being great educators. In college level courses the teacher needs only to provide the outline and it is up to the student to either take up the challenge or complain about not being spoon fed the information. In my experience the A.P.classes offered at Heights have taught me to be an independent thinker and a hard worker.

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2004
Needs some work in the math and science areas, especially for the advanced students. Some of the AP teachers know less than the students--although one of the worst offenders in the math category left recently. There is an AP history teacher who is also a coach who really doesn't teach history--the class is a waste of time for those students. On the other hand, many of the teachers want to teach and motivate the students. These teachers offer tutoring, encouragement, and lots of opportunities for the students. Community support for the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
Harker Heights has a diverse student body and a wide range of electives, courses and extra-curr. activities. There are Advanced Placement courses offered here that aren't offered anywhere else in the district. There's a lot of opportunities available for kids who are willing to work for them. Conventional wisdom in Killeen says that HHHS is the best school in the area and heavy demand to be here has made it the most crowded in the district and increased class size.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 20, 2003
My child is currently a student at this institution and we have found it to be below standard and almost archaeic. Extra-curricular activities are poorly led, with one teacher being the principal's daughter. Complaints are not handled with professionalism and it has been my experience to initiate any changes within the system, you must seek assistance from the Superintendant. Numerous complaints have been given, yet, the problem persists. We have chosen to transfer our child from the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Teacher response to parents could be better but as I understand it, the problem is being addressed. It's not all teachers that have this the problem of getting back to parents. But the teachers that take weeks to get back to you and then complain that they have been too busy to contact you need to be dealt with.

- submitted by a parent
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Harker Heights High School
1001 Farm to Market 2410, Harker Heights, TX  76548
(254) 336-0800
Last modified Harker Heights 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.
Harker Heights High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top