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About This School

Harriton Senior High School is a public high school in Haverford. The principal of Harriton Senior High School is Mr Steve Kline. 1,013 students attend Harriton Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 9% of the 1,013 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Harriton Senior High School is 10:1. Archbishop John Carroll High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Perfect environment for the affluent over achievers with above average IQs. Principal is political which is not synonymous with effective. Teachers are privileged lackadaisical and apathetic. If your student does not meet the criteria of the first sentence you would best be served looking for another school. Students outside that criteria are dismissed as unworthy. Also Special Needs compliance virtually non-existent. Special Ed teachers may try but receive zero cooperation from the main stream staff of teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    The sciences were great. The language arts at best mediocre. The kids like to party. There was taunting of different students that was not dealt with. Cheating was rampant well shall I say it was the norm. I can not say that is different from other high schools because I don't know other high schools. Some kids were really great. Some kids were really mean. Some teachers were really great. Some were really not. So I give it an average rating. Many kids appeared to get professional help in achieving good grades. Parents care about grades.

  • (3 years ago)

    I didn't appreciate it at the time but Harriton provided me with such an excellent and well-rounded education. Now in college I am way better prepared then a majority of my classmates.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in the Harriton 2010 class the first to graduate since the new school buildings opened. Even the old Harriton offered fantastic opportunities at least within the broad 'honors/AP/IB' paths. The school s core strength is its teaching faculty. Our child's teachers have ranged from solidly professional to inspired. Because the student body is relatively small and the array of extracurricular activities is full sports teams are inclusive. Offerings in the arts are strong and should improve further with the new buildings great new facilities. And about those facilities--they are great and being put to good use by the faculty and coaches. The exercise room rivals a sports club the all-season field and track are extensively used by teams and neighbors the classrooms library cafeteria and other common areas are lightfilled and well-designed. Negs mostly auto-dependent campus though the natural-gas driven buses are quiet and well managed.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a truly great school with some of the best teachers anywhere. It is the only school I have ever found where a Science Olympiad team gets cheered in the hallways for winning a competition. With 14 consequtive Pennsylvaia Science Olympiad championships along with national championships and consistent top ten in the US it sports a science department of committed teachers who go the extra step for their students. Where else do you find a public school where teachers meet with students on a saturday morning at a Starbucks to talk physics?

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had one child graduate and currently have two children at Harriton. Although Harriton is located in a relatively wealthy area of the Main Line most of the wealthiest children attend one of the numerous private high schools in the area. Harriton is a bargain. It is a great school the dozens of students I've met are racially tolerant and terrific in every way. Every school has its share of idiots but to describe Harriton as elitist or intolerant is inaccuate at best and an outright lie at worst.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son entered Harriton coming from a private school. I was concerned about the level of education compared to where he came from. I must say that I am very impressed with the teachers and the quality of overall education. He will be going into the IB program next year which is a real unique benefit of Harriton.There has also been a lot of negative comments about the wealth and status of the area and the affect of such on the student body. I must say that the students I have been exposed to are all high achievers and set bench marks for their peers. I believe that my son is extremely bright and continues to be challenged while getting an excellent education.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attends Harriton High School and I appreciate their high academic standards however I am deeply disappointed in the lack of racial tolerance at the school. I encourage all parents to teach tolerance so we can all learn work and play in a healthier society.

  • (7 years ago)

    Harriton High School is a good school don't get me wrong however I want to let other parents know that sending your kids here is very difficult. Harriton's student body is a small mean fast group of kids with too much of their parents money. There was so little reality there; my child ended up graduating with the belief that a 3 story 4 acre property was average and having almost zero interaction with children of different ethnic and economic background. Over Harriton choose Lower Merion same district but much firmer grasp on reality and a much softer student body!

  • (8 years ago)

    Good High school. Kids do really well after graduation. Great special needs programs

  • (8 years ago)

    An excellent public high school. Students are challenged academically and have a tremendous number of extracurricular activites to choose from.

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