Harker Heights High School in Harker Heights, TX - Niche

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Harker Heights High School is a public school in Harker Heights, Texas. It has 2,286 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 400 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1001 Fm 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548
(254) 336-0800

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3.4 from 400 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: We live in a military town so there's a good mix of people ethnically. Harker heights high school has a very high number of LGBT students although sometimes the administration and teachers can be bigoted against it and sone races but what can you do? We're in the bible belt. It's the best place to be accepted in the area
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We're in a very good area so there's no need to worry but they don't exactly do much to make sure nothing happens
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: theres a good number of clubs but most of them are kind of hard to get into if youre not freinds with someone inside. we spend a lot of money on the sports program every year, nt a lot on prom (was pretty poor quality last year), and the theater department isnt as great as they like to boast they are. i highly recomend doing uil accademics for almost anything because we have some very great teams who get high in the competitions.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: the school is very involved in its sports programs but leaves out much for the other extracurricular.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: teachers can be great if you are in the upper level classes but lower level classes have teachers that just read out of the book and prepared powerpoints to the students. most coaches are also teachers because they have to be and they dont really care about their students beyond who is playing for them

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
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3.66 Mountain View Elementary School Public
3.66 Union Grove Middle School Public
3.33 Eastern Hills Middle School Public
3.33 Harker Heights Elementary School Public
3.66 Nolanville Elementary School Public
3.33 Timber Ridge Elementary School Public
3.66 Liberty Hill Middle School Public
3.66 Cedar Valley Elementary School Public
3.66 Richard E. Cavazos Elementary School Public
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Gateway High School Public, Alternative
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3.33 Manor Middle School Public
St. Joseph Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Rancier Middle School Public
3.33 Trimmier Elementary School Public
3.33 Brookhaven Elementary School Public
3.33 Clifton Park Elementary School Public
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Memorial Christian Academy Private, Religious
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3.33 Fowler Elementary School Public
2.66 C.E. Ellison High School Public
3.66 Charles E. Patterson Middle School Public
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2.66 Creekview Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
2.66 Transformative Charter Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
3.33 Bellaire Elementary School Public
2.66 Richard Milburn Academy - Killeen Public, Charter, Alternative
3.33 Reeces Creek Elementary School Public
3.33 West Ward Elementary School Public
3.33 Pershing Park Elementary School Public
3.00 Sugar Loaf Elementary School Public
3.33 Palo Alto Middle School Public
3.33 Meadows Elementary School Public
3.33 Maxdale Elementary School Public
3.66 Venable Village Elementary School Public
3.00 Willow Springs Elementary School Public
3.33 Haynes Elementary School Public
3.33 Live Oak Ridge Middle School Public
3.66 Salado Junior High School Public
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3.66 Salado Intermediate School Public
3.33 Thomas Arnold Elementary School Public
3.33 Clear Creek Elementary School Public
2.66 Robert M. Shoemaker High School Public
Metroplex School Public, Alternative

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Killeen High School 5 mi. 2,202
2.66 C.E. Ellison High School 6 mi. 2,526
2.66 Robert M. Shoemaker High School 9 mi. 2,190
3.66 Belton High School 11 mi. 2,603
3.66 Copperas Cove High School 16 mi. 2,203

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Harker Heights High School United States Belton High School C.E. Ellison High School Copperas Cove High School Killeen High School Robert M. Shoemaker High School
White 36.0% 51.0% 54.0% 20.0% 45.0% 20.0% 17.0%
African American 28.0% 15.0% 7.0% 39.0% 21.0% 39.0% 46.0%
Hispanic 22.0% 25.0% 32.0% 27.0% 19.0% 28.0% 25.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 3.0% 6.0% 8.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 26.8%
Grade 10 27.6%
Grade 11 23.4%
Grade 12 22.2%

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 52 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 25% Sports
  • 23% Prominence of sports & band
  • 16% School spirit
  • 12% Over all it is a good school
  • 7% The students, the way the adults care and help
  • 7% Theatre Program
  • 7% Debate, Wrestling, and soccer club
  • 2% Cafeteria food

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 27% Students who disrespect teachers
  • 12% Large bit of childishness
  • 12% Too many students, not enough room
  • 9% Small bit of childishness
  • 9% The attitudes of some of the teachers
  • 6% Some rules
  • 6% Overall a very good school
  • 5% Performing Arts Orchestra Building too small
  • 5% Cafeteria Food
  • 3% Cleanliness
  • 2% I don't have friends
  • 2% It's my first year in this school, I need friends
  • 2% Everyone has their squad & not open to new friends

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 23% Not as bad as other schools
  • 18% Only Orchestra in the District
  • 18% Choir
  • 13% Unique
  • 13% Diverse classes. best althetics.
  • 5% Band
  • 5% Only prominent speech team in the area
  • 3% We have classes no one else offers
  • 3% Excellent JROTC program.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 26% Melting pot
  • 24% Interesting
  • 17% Unique diversity. full of amazing talent all aroun
  • 13% Regular
  • 9% Awks
  • 9% Good fine arts
  • 2% Disapointing

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 42% Be open
  • 39% Join Clubs
  • 19% Go to tutoring

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 68% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.