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Harrison Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Harrison Elementary School is Anne Huff. 422 students go to Harrison Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Harrison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 422 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 35% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harrison Elementary School is 16:1. Parkland School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 86%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 0.6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 28%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 19% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The school seems good. I feel that the special events that you have in the morning where parents and other guests are invited is poor planned. You serve food for your guests and the people who get the food ready do not wear gloves or have enough food that is healthy.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children attending Harrison school. The staff and teachers are extremely personable interactive professional and make great effort to communicate and keep parents and students in the loop. My older son has an IEP and has received a great deal of extra support in class and in therapy outside of the classroom as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at Harrison are wonderful!!! They care about the students they care about the families. The administration and board of education is another story. The board has been through 5 Superintendent's since my children started at Harrison. The most recent superintendent is the worst so far! Bad point about Harrison is that we are a stepping stone for superintendents they are writing their resume's at the cost of our children. The current administration does not work well with the teachers. We love our teachers!!!! Parent involvement has dropped in the last 2 years because of the enviroment created by the superintendent!

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff are excellent they do a great job with the students and work hard to be sure every child is recognized.

  • (5 years ago)

    Disagree with disgruntled parent review...school and staff does phenomenal job overall with PreK-8 programming.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school lacks leadership always passing the buck never taking charge to solve problems. Education is not the focus here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel the school lacks leadership. There is no disiplicne in the school. Some of the teachers dont know what is going on. Teachers lose homework all the time

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a good parent base. The involvement of parents really help this school excel. The staff in general is good as with any school with a few exceptions. The rules could be enforced better but overall the school is a good place for my children to attend. I just hope with the new changes coming the children are not forgotten about and it keeps it's small town connection with the parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a good school! I go there and it rocks!

  • (9 years ago)

    Kudos to Harrison! The only district in McHenry County that passed their referendum. A great job by referendum committee teachers and parents who took time to get this passed.

  • (9 years ago)

    Harrison like any other school has its good and bad points. The school has some 'old school' teachers who probably should retire many of the teachers are wonderful. The teaching styles of the teachers is diverse so the needs and learning style of just about any child can be matched to a suitable teacher. The school has just taken on a new superintendent and principal (former 3rd grade teacher). As with many schools our referendum failed and the kids lost the extracurricular activities and library. The teachers have lost their aids if they had one and with close to 30 in some rooms they do. It will be an interesting year to see what happens. No matter what Harrison and its staff have been wonderful for my children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Harrison school is an adverage elementery school but it has a lot of areas that it needs inprovement in such at it's rules an regulations. The limits are too strict and it seems as if something is defringed it is not only the fault of the person or persons who did it but the whole grade or class of which the guilty person is in. Most of the time the time and effort is unnecessary also.

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