William Henry Harrison High School (West Lafayette, Indiana)

For schools with a similar name, see Harrison High School (disambiguation).

William Henry Harrison High School
W H Harrison High School (WLaf) crest.png
Address
5701 North 50 West
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
United States
Coordinates 40°29′55″N 86°54′53″W / 40.49861°N 86.91472°W / 40.49861; -86.91472Coordinates: 40°29′55″N 86°54′53″W / 40.49861°N 86.91472°W / 40.49861; -86.91472
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1967
Locale Rural
School district Tippecanoe School Corporation
Principal Cory Marshall
Teaching staff 95.50 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,734 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 18.16
Color(s)          
Athletics conference North Central
Team name Raiders
Website
[1]

William Henry Harrison High School (HHS) is a four-year public high school in Tippecanoe County, Indiana near West Lafayette. It was established in 1967 when a school consolidation project merged Klondike, Battle Ground, and East Tipp High Schools; its first academic year was 1970-1971. The school is part of the Tippecanoe School Corporation and had an enrollment of 1,734 students for the 2013–2014 school year.

HHS is named for William Henry Harrison, 9th president of the United States, who led US forces in the Battle of Tippecanoe, in nearby Battle Ground, Indiana. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools.[2]

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Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Harrison High School is a member of the North Central Conference and offers students 21 varsity sports, including 10 for boys and 11 for girls. Harrison teams have won conference championships and have competed for state titles. The Harrison girls track team (’74), football team ('92), and baseball ('95) have won state championship titles.[3]

Harrison has over 450 students enrolled in eight bands (Symphonic, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Winds, 3 Jazz, Pep, and Militia Marching Band) and five choirs (Beginning, Concert, Myriads, Chamber, & Jazz). They routinely engage in various music festivals, domestic travel, and international student exchanges.

Harrison also has a theater program. Its students perform both a musical in the spring and a play in the fall.

In addition, Harrison High School performs in a variety of academic competitions, including Quiz Bowl, National Science Bowl, Spell Bowl, Indiana Math League, Academic Super Bowl, Foreign Language Quiz Bowl, and the FIRST Robotics Competition.

DemographicsEdit

The demographic breakdown of the 1,734 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year was:

  • Male - 50.8%
  • Female - 49.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.3%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 2.5%
  • Black - 2.7%
  • Hispanic - 8.7%
  • White - 81.8%

26.1% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Notable alumniEdit

 
Looking northeast toward HHS

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for William Henry Harrison High Sch". ed.gov. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Eric Bruntlett Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

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