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 348 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 348 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Just like with any school there are good and bad things.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 2
    Overall Experience: This school is not the worse school I've been to. This school does not hold everyone to high standards and treats the students like children. Though there were some times where teachers try to trust you and want the best for you but some are not sure how to get it out of you. The only good thing about this school was there was no tolerance for bullying.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This was a great high school experience!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school so far has been pretty great. My favorite experiences were probably spent in the orchestra portable. My worst experience would have to be the ones in the parking lot where the childish students mess with the other student's cars. I, myself, have a brand new car and within the first week there was many scratches and trash on my car. What makes this school unique is the fact that it offers many programs for the students such as the Career Center and the TBI program. I think this is a great opportunity given to the students from the school because it allows them to get a jump start in their future. If i could do it all over, i would still choose to attend Harker Heights High School due to the fact that this where the heart is. Almost all of the teachers that i had were very compassionate and caring which makes this school a blessing to attend.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall Harker Heights HS is a great school, the teachers here strive to give the student the best education possible. The school offers many activities and clubs in order to get everyone involved and assimilated to the new environment as a freshman. I would choose this school again if I could do it all over, in my opinion its the best high school in our local area to attend.

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Nearby Schools

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3.33 Reeces Creek Elementary School Public
3.33 West Ward Elementary School Public
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3.00 Sugar Loaf Elementary School Public
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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 36 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 29% Sports
  • 27% Prominence of sports & band
  • 12% School spirit
  • 10% Theatre Program
  • 10% Debate, Wrestling, and soccer club
  • 6% Over all it is a good school
  • 6% The students, the way the adults care and help
  • 2% Cafeteria food

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

  • 29% Students who disrespect teachers
  • 12% Large bit of childishness
  • 12% Too many students, not enough room
  • 11% Small bit of childishness
  • 9% The attitudes of some of the teachers
  • 7% Some rules
  • 5% Performing Arts Orchestra Building too small
  • 5% Cafeteria Food
  • 5% Overall a very good school
  • 4% Cleanliness

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

  • 24% Only Orchestra in the District
  • 17% Unique
  • 17% Choir
  • 14% Diverse classes. best althetics.
  • 10% Not as bad as other schools
  • 7% Band
  • 3% 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 32 responses

  • 31% Melting pot
  • 28% Interesting
  • 16% Unique diversity. full of amazing talent all aroun
  • 9% Awks
  • 6% Good fine arts
  • 6% Regular
  • 3% Disapointing

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 45% Be open
  • 34% Join Clubs
  • 21% Go to tutoring

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.