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 2,002 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 39% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 225 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 225 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: Harding gives out condoms and birth control. Even though we have a daycare attached to our school, you will see a lot of teen moms.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The main focus of Harding is sports even though the teams suck. Besides tennis.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food gets boring because you eat the same thing for 4 years
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The majority of the clubs are Asian inspired or ran clubs
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There are so many security guards and cameras for no reason.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Johnson Senior High School 2 mi. 1,632
3.33 Tartan Senior High School 3 mi. 1,767
2.66 North Senior High School 4 mi. 1,932
3.33 South St. Paul Secondary School 5 mi. 1,380
2.33 Washington Technology Magnet School 4 mi. 1,469

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


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Harding Senior High School United States Johnson Senior High School North Senior High School South St. Paul Secondary School Tartan Senior High School Washington Technology Magnet School
Asian 54.0% 4.7% 47.0% 14.0% 1.0% 11.0% 51.0%
African American 19.0% 15.2% 28.0% 12.0% 6.0% 12.0% 25.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 24.5% 9.0% 7.0% 17.0% 7.0% 13.0%
White 10.0% 51.6% 12.0% 62.0% 71.0% 66.0% 7.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 26.0%
Grade 10 24.0%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 26.8%

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 22 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 43% Class choices, Friendliness, Sports
  • 24% Classes, Teachers, Programs
  • 19% Friends, Teachers, Wide range of electives
  • 14% Scholarships they receive.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Fights, Drama, and Racial Inequality
  • 33% Fights
  • 17% Many students disrespect teachers.
  • 17% School lunch

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Upper classmen are great role models
  • 21% Creative and lively
  • 21% The IB students and teachers are pretty dang cool.
  • 14% Either you're an IB student or you hate school.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 100% Diverse
  • 0% Honest

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Don't be afraid to ask for help
  • 40% There is a College and Career Center for students
  • 7% Highschool changes people, remember who you are.
  • 7% Watch out for the freshmen

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.