Harding Senior High School in St. Paul, MN - Niche

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Harding Senior High School is a public school in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has 2,077 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 32% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 268 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1540 6th St East
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-4700

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3.7 from 268 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: As a transfer student from an all Asian school, it was not very diverse in culture. Here, the ethnicity and cultures vary so much that I cannot even keep track of what is present and what is not present due to it's wide diversity of students.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Academics: The academics at Harding Senior High are very well organized. As a student who has transferred from another school, the education here is definitely much more strengthened than my previous school. Other schools that I have visited before also lack the kind and academically productive atmosphere that Harding has.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The security of Harding is not too bad. The officers mostly do their job and teachers do theirs to keep student feeling safe and sound.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Overall the extracurricular activities for this school are very nice. There are so many activities to choose from that makes it hard to decided what to participate in and what not to participate in. The advisers and officers of each club activity from what I have seen are responsible and make sure to include everyone in their activities. Many students are also seen participating and staying committed to their clubs too.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: So far after a year of enrolling at this school, everything has been going smoothly. I have many teachers who I like and there are many opportunities that are presented to the students constantly. The curriculum is outstanding in my opinion compared to my previous school and I really enjoy the environment. However, there are some downsides. For example, some of the students are very rowdy and disrespectful. It is to be expected but compared to my previous school, the students there were much more polite and communicative.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Johnson Senior High School 2 mi. 1,398
2.00 Humboldt High School 3 mi. 1,174
3.00 Tartan Senior High School 3 mi. 1,708
3.00 North Senior High School 4 mi. 1,866
3.33 South St. Paul Secondary School 5 mi. 1,357

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Harding Senior High School United States Humboldt High School Johnson Senior High School North Senior High School South St. Paul Secondary School Tartan Senior High School
Asian 52.0% 4.8% 37.0% 53.0% 15.0% 1.0% 11.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 30.0% 23.0% 13.0% 5.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 21.0% 10.0% 9.0% 21.0% 9.0%
White 9.0% 51.0% 6.0% 12.0% 58.0% 66.0% 61.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 24.5%
Grade 11 26.6%
Grade 12 22.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 28% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 26% Classes, Teachers, Programs
  • 22% Class choices, Friendliness, Sports
  • 18% Friends, Teachers, Wide range of electives
  • 15% Diversity
  • 12% College help and support
  • 7% Scholarships they receive.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 26% Fights
  • 20% Fights, Drama, and Racial Inequality
  • 20% Many students disrespect teachers.
  • 15% Students disrespecting teachers and fights
  • 13% School lunch
  • 7% Most students always have a bad attitude

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 45% The IB students and teachers are pretty dang cool.
  • 24% Upper classmen are great role models
  • 17% Creative and lively
  • 7% Either you're an IB student or you hate school.
  • 7% You do IB or you're failing most of your classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 94% Diverse
  • 3% Honest
  • 3% Welcoming

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 50% Don't be afraid to ask for help
  • 32% There is a College and Career Center for students
  • 11% Highschool changes people, remember who you are.
  • 4% Teachers are your friend, not your enemy.
  • 4% Watch out for the freshmen

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.