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HHS School Profile

Harrison High School is ranked among the most competitive high schools in New York State and the nation. The following accomplishments and points of pride are attributable to Harrison's mission of rigor, adaptability, equity and access for all students, which serves as the foundation for all decisions made on behalf of our students.

  • Fully inclusive educational program with access to all course offerings for diverse populations
  • Consistently ranked among America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post, recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s top high schools and ranked in the top 2% of schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report which recognizes college readiness, reading and math proficiency, student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates
  • 95% of students in the class of 2022 enrolled in one or more AP or IB courses
  • 94% of the senior class is enrolled in Language and Literature courses at the IB level; 75% of students in 2022 earned a score of 4 or above in IB Language and Literature SL
  • 95% of seniors enrolled in IB Literature HL in 2022 earned a score of 4 or above
  • 29 seniors are enrolled in Syracuse University’s Dual Enrollment Program in Multi Variable Calculus; 80 students are currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC
  • Music students have qualified and participated annually in All-State, Area All -State (Regional) and NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festivals
  • Award winning Musical Theater program; students perform and produce Fall play and One Act Festival
  • The Fine Arts program was recognized in 2020 by New York Magazine and the New York State PTA
  • Fine Arts students presented work at Concordia College OSILAS exhibit, Katonah Museum’s Young Artist Exhibition , and the Bruce Museum
  • 78 students are enrolled in our award-winning Science Research program, which includes 2 winners in the top science fairs in 2022:  The Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair and Science Talent Search
  • The Husky Herald won first-place in the 2021 Scholastic Newspaper Award from American Scholastic Journalist
  • The high school’s literary magazine earned an “Excellent” ranking from the National Council of Teachers of English
  • In 2022, the Debate Team won 15 tournaments (5 of which were co-championed by two Harrison debaters), earned 13 qualifying bids to the Tournament of Champions, placed 8th at Nationals, and won the New York State Championship with three top-placing debaters.
  • For the sixth time, since launching 13 years ago, the Debate Team has the #1-ranked Lincoln-Douglas debater in the nation
  • Recognized as a School of Excellence by the New York State Athletic Association for the 2021-2022 school year, exceeding the state requirement of 75% of the Varsity sports teams achieving Scholar-Athlete Team status

The complete Harrison High School Profile