School Details

William Henry Harrison High School

211 Fielding Road, Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 477-1046

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1150 students 16 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

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About this school

William Henry Harrison High School is a public high school in Evansville. The principal of William Henry Harrison High School is Mrs Elizabeth Wells. 1,150 students attend William Henry Harrison High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the William Henry Harrison High School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 1,150 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at William Henry Harrison High School is 16:1. Reitz Memorial High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 72%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 14%
Asian 2% 1%
Multiracial 10% 9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 58%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a junior at Harrison & I hate it. I don't get bullied it has nothing to with any of the kids there. My problem is with administrators they are never understanding caring or helpful. They only care about getting their job done as quick and easy as possible. With that being said they are quick to assign in school suspensions and after school detention just because they don't feel like dealing with the problem. The secretary's are very disrespectful to parents & kids they believe that everyone is beneath them or as if they have more intelligence then you. The principal (Dr.Wells) I really don't even know what she does in the school. Oh yea & the councilors act as if they are the parent of your kid and refuse to switch classes to benefit the education of the kid.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated in 2013 This school is not a school to send your children. This school administrations shows racial favoritism. They have no control over the student body. The teachers allow bulling and verbal attacks from the student to both them and the other students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is very rude to parents and students. Currently the administration at Harrison is allowing racial favoritism. Staff treats parents as uneducated and beneath them instead of collaborating to work in the best interest of the children. I would not recommend this school to anyone on the east side of Evansville.

  • (4 years ago)

    My girlfriend is a student here and has issues all around. She has had a few different issues with being bullied. First major time was an issue with a group of girls. They threatened and made fun of her everyday. Her parents called the school numerous times and nothing was done. She also had a boy tell her that he was going to hit her in her face. When the school finally did something over a month later no one was actually punished. They were only told to stop. Thankfully this worked and it didn't get worse. She has had issues with a couple of teachers as well. She is currently having an issue with a girl the was previously a friend and is being bullied by her now. She is afraid to say anything for fear of it getting worse.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son is a freshman and we have had a very good experience with receiving the extra help he needs with classes this year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Harrison is a great school. The teachers are really nice and they want the students to do well. They are very helpful as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    School principal lacks control of the school. Most teachers are uncapable of keeping control of a classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    Several of the teachers were wonderful the lack of enforcement of the zero bullying tolerance however overshadowed this aspect. I did not expect them to babysit my child but I did expect them to enforce her right to an education without fear of physical or mental threat.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have two boys that attend here and I have been very disappointed on multiple levels with their education thus far. So much so that we are looking to transfer them both. I'm not sure what the problem is but I would agree that parental involvement for the most part is not well received. I can't imagine that if they stayed in this environment they would be prepared for college.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was *deeply* appalled by the experiences we had when my son transferred from another local high school to Harrison. The difference was night and day. The *elitist* attitude at this school was evident from day one. If you have a student with any type of special needs this is not the school for you. My son who was diagnosed with an affective disorder while attending was treated *abysmally*. We had to remove him from the situation to avoid allowing the profound level of ignorance about this type of mental health issue to make his condition even worse and so he is now home-schooled. Parental involvement was considered suspect here and clearly discouraged. The higher-up staff there is in dire need of sensitivity training to better deal with students who may not be neurologically typical. Shame on you Harrison! *Every* student is a person who matters!

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from this school in 2001. I liked this school and would not go choosen to go anywhere else in Evansville. I was an average student and I felt that I was prepared to go to college. I feel that if you get involved there are many extra-curricular activities to get involved in. I went to college in Kentucky and while talking with many of my friends who went to high school in college they were amazed at the courses that I was able to take while in a public high school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is filled with a bunch of ignorant teachers. I graduated in 2002 and this school did not prepare me for college. I feel the curriculum favors honors students but fails to include the average student. Also extracurricular activities are all but non-existant. The administration is much to harsh the high school experience is hampered because of exess rules and strict inforcement of outdated and unjust rules. The tides have turned for this school when I attended this school it was in the process of decline. Much of the school is run by the political/social agenda of the student teacher relationships.

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