Harrison Community High School

700 South 5th Street, Harrison, MI 48625
(989) 539-7417

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 445 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2010-2011 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Harrison Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harrison Community High School is a public high school in Gladwin. The principal of Harrison Community High School is Jeremy Thomas, who can be contacted at jthomas@harrisonschools.com. 445 children attend Harrison Community High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 66% of the 445 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harrison Community High School is 19:1. Harrison Alternative Education is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.5%
Hispanic 0.9% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The Staff and Administration is fantastic they really care about us the students they do everything in there power to help us excell in our studies. I wouldn't dream of going toany other school.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of two HHS graduates and an alumni I find that overall Harrison offers its students a well rounded education. No matter what school you are at there are going to be some kind of issues. Being an involved parent makes a huge difference in the education your child will experience. Make the time for your child and be supportive HHS will do its best to give your child the educational foundation to obtain their goals.

  • (6 years ago)

    Love the school hate the students

  • (6 years ago)

    My children go to Harrison Community Schools. One in High School and the other in Hillside. I believe that both have pro's and con's. If i had my choice i wouldnt have them in Harrison. The teachers in Hillside rely on the RTC program. Which is a waste of time. What happened to the 'No Child Left Behind' law. My son spends more time in there then in class itself. I am disappointed in Harrison Schools

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a senior about to graduate from HHS. I can not be totally for or against my school. Years go by and in four years you see so much change within the teaching curriculum you wonder the stability of our education. Any one who attended or is attending can tell you a million things they would change but I think things are good as is. The students can easily gain a teacher as a good mentor and friend. The small town setting can get to you sometimes and you can worry about the drastic changes after you leave such a small town but I suppose that is what life is just a series of drastic changes. I don't believe HHS prepared me for what I am setting out to do but I also think many schools would not be able to you can't teach a student real world expierences.

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended this school for four years and subsequently graduated in 2003. I must say in those four years I learned nothing along the lines of useful information that would have prepared or even helped me for entering the real world. Several teachers provided a unique learning environment but when lacking substance fun learning will only go so far. I am currently a college student majoring in Business Administrations at the University of Michigan and how fun it is to be reminiscent of the life I once had in little old Harrison.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was a HHS grad in 1995. I believe that this school did everything for me that I needed. I am currently going to CMU in the Pre-Veterinary Program and I was very well prepared with the classes that I needed to prepare me for college. Granted it's a huge step from HS to college but I'm still far better off than had I gone to a school with lesser teaching abilities. I have recently made the National Dean's List and have been given the opportunity to nominate a teacher as my most inspiring...thank you Mr. Ellefson for being one of the best I had and also for being a friend. Anyways I just thought that this school should get a great review and I don't mind being the first...hopefully with many more to follow. Thank you for everything.

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