Harker Heights High School in Harker Heights, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,286
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    425 3.4
  • Ranking

Harker Heights High School is a public coed 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 425 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 425 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school never feels unsafe, but it's not so in-your-face about being safe that it's a memorable part of the school. The use of IDs is very obvious, as students and staff are required to wear them in plain view at all times.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are some great clubs and organizations that get to compete at Regional and State levels along with involving themselves in the community.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The many clubs and organizations are somewhat cliche-y, but the school itself is maintained well enough and there is plenty of opportunity for growth of the school and of the students who attend.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers vary within a wide margin, from poor to exemplary, you just have to find the teachers you enjoy, who teach to your learning styles. Most are willing to work with you, and put in an extra effort.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a few extracurricular activities, but not alot.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Harker Heights High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Harker Heights High School United States Texas 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% 29.8% 54.0% 20.0% 45.0% 20.0% 17.0%
African American 28.0% 15.0% 12.4% 7.0% 39.0% 21.0% 39.0% 46.0%
Hispanic 22.0% 25.0% 51.5% 32.0% 27.0% 19.0% 28.0% 25.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 1.9% 3.0% 6.0% 8.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 3.7% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0.4% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 58 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 23% Prominence of sports & band
  • 21% Sports
  • 15% School spirit
  • 12% Over all it is a good school
  • 10% Theatre Program
  • 9% Debate, Wrestling, and soccer club
  • 7% The students, the way the adults care and help
  • 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 45 responses

  • 22% Not as bad as other schools
  • 20% Only Orchestra in the District
  • 16% Choir
  • 11% Unique
  • 11% Diverse classes. best althetics.
  • 4% Band
  • 4% Only prominent speech team in the area
  • 4% Excellent JROTC program.
  • 4% Our diversity since we live close to an Army base.
  • 2% We have classes no one else offers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 27% Melting pot
  • 21% Interesting
  • 17% Unique diversity. full of amazing talent all aroun
  • 13% Regular
  • 12% Good fine arts
  • 8% Awks
  • 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 46 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.