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About This School

South Harrison High School is a public high school. 422 students attend South Harrison High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 40% of the 422 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Harrison High School is 15:1. Robert C. Byrd High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 96%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.06%
Hispanic 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am part of the future class of 2011 and this school is helping me get the preparation I need for the years ahead. The staff is great and very kind willing to help you if you need it. The administration is also very helpful towards my education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I loved shhs..The classes were small and that made it easier to ge one on one help with the great teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to school here and i love it. There are small classes so i know that i will learn something and u get to kno the teachers. The teachers here are awesome and their always willing to help you out. If i had to go to a big school i would die. I love this school way to much and we always show our hawk pride!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Several family members graduated from here many years ago when it WAS a good school. The school is not what it used to be. Parents aren't involved because the way the kids are left 'behind' and some are treated much differently than the preps. Everyone see's it but no one admits it. They glaze over the truth and the kids are definately not 'equal here'. Kids with mental handicaps as my child are ridiculed made fun of and called names and the staff/administration blew it off saying 'they're kids and it happens all the time'. It's ridiculous that the staff and principal take that sad mentality.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a 2002 alumnus of South Harrison High School and found it to be exceptional. The smaller class sizes provided me with more individualized attention than what some of the larger schools in the county would have. I also found that the teachers were more than willing to help if the student was willing to learn. I am currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins University on the Dean's list and feel that in part that is due to the education I received from South Harrison.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am also an alumni of South Harrison and feel that the last reviews do not give an accurate account of the school. Teachers do care and will help you if you ask for help. I have two girls one of which graduated in the top twenty of her class last year the other will graduate in 2006. I can't imagine them attending any other school. Also South Harrison has the only Alumni Band in the county we get together at least two times a year for Homecoming and the Christmas Parade. As far as the parent involvement it will improve when parents decide to get involved that would be up to the parents not the school. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was a student at SHHS and I must say that most of the teacher's seem to be along for the ride. They have a very easy job and will keep it until they reach retirement. They love the smart kids because they are 'easy'. I had teachers that saw me failing saw me depressed and so on and did absolutely nothing! I saw forms of prejudice preference sexism and other things going on. I graduated and went on to college see a lot of teachers that care so much. I was never involved in extracurricular activities because I lived so far away from the school. I think kids there need more help being involved getting parents involved programs for disadvantaged students (which would be about the whole student body) and more training for teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a graduate of shhs and have several brothers and sisters who graduated from this school. My nephew just graduated last year. My son is currently a sophomore here. I am very impressed with the new principal and most of the teachers. We have a few problems and football does seem to get the most attention money support etc. But we're working on this. People can't just grumble - they did to take action to change things. It can be done. I am very proud of our school and the attention and help offered to students. We also have great parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'am a formal student of this school. It sure needs some improvement. With teachers. The football programs should not be every thing in the schools and run every thing else. The new principal is a great person but it will take more than him to get the job done. I think that teacher should have to change schools every five years.

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