Harker Heights High School

1001 Fm 2410, Harker Heights, TX 76548 | (254) 336-0800
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,546
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3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Ralph Bray
  • Fax: (254) 698-5267
  • Website: www.killeenisd.org
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,546
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 162.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,302 (51.1%)
  • Females: 1,244 (48.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 159 (6.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 435 (17.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 594 (23.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Harker Heights High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian110.4%
Black85233.5%
Asian1124.4%
Hispanic50719.9%
White1,06441.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Harker Heights High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade77630.5%
10th Grade69627.3%
11th Grade57522.6%
12th Grade49919.6%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
59.0%
District:
53.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
59.0%
District:
42.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
89.2%
District:
82.8%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
6.8%
District:
10.9%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.6
District:
10.1
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
33.6%
District:
38.0%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
18.2%
District:
20.8%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
26.6%
District:
21.6%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
19.0%
District:
14.5%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$78,259
District:
$70,120
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$48,605
District:
$47,588
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$39,653
District:
$41,003
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$42,499
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$46,038
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$50,296
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$60,650
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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4 reviews for Harker Heights High School

  • Reviewed by Student on February 17, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school shows how ignorance and poor parenting effects the whole, much like its counterparts, Killeen HS an Ellison HS.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 26, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Dear Mr./Ms. concerned citizen and parent. I am a student attending Harker Heights High School who came from a high school in Georgia. First of all, EVERY high school does and will have a stiuation where drugs are involved. Its not the school, its the retarded teachers. If they were really doing their jobs and watching their students, there probably would not have been a drug bust in the first place. Though it is not all the administers faults, some teeneagers think of drugs as a stress reliever from high school lifestyles. Everywhere in the world young children and teenagers are introduced to drugs, and once they are its hard for some to say no. Which in turn is the parents fault. If they raised their children the right way, their child/ren should not hesitate to say no. So in conclusion it is not all the administrations fault. Second of all, it is not a shame the campus isnt closed during lunch. Keeping students locked up for nine hours in a small buliding for 2,278 kids is not good at all. Teenagers need a breather after three/four periods. Which is what lunch if for. Leaving during lunch gives us that extra umph we need to continue on through our day. It gives us time to recharge our attitudes and emotions. Lunch is the time when most teenagers enjoy their friends and laugh and have a great time. Going off campus makes it better. Some parents pick their child/ren for lunch and enjoy good quality time together, away from their busy day job lifestyles. Just being able to step outside without being in trouble and taking a deep breathe is suprising relaxing and can change a persons mood, especially a teenager. Third of all... WE ARE NOT DELINQUENTS! And you cant sit there and say that some of us will become problems to the society and near future. I bet in your high school years, you had troubled kids just like we do. And alomost ALL of the people kidnapping,killing, abducting, raping, and stealing are all from YOUR generation. Since we have gotten to school we have had AT LEAST six letters given to us about kids being abducted. I have never seen or heard such horrible things so many times in my high school years!! You were in high school once, and kids acted the same way, maybe even worse. So before you call us DELINQUENTS, you should really put yourself in our shoes, and think "i was in high school once too" and maybe, if your hearts in the right place, your persepective on things will change. I have seen schools way worse then this one. And although i would prefer to be back at my old school, i have made friends i will remember for a lifetime and have been taught some life changing lessons by some really extra-ordinary teachers and one thing ive learned about being in high school is... its not about what you got... its what you MAKE of what you got.
    - A protective student
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 17, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • harker heights high school
  • Reviewed by Student on March 06, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i think your athletic department sucks. who has their students running on the highway anyways?

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Harker Heights High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
70.1%
District:
62.3%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
29.0%
District:
18.7%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
1,005.0
District:
951.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
20.4
District:
19.2
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201068.0%61.0%70.0%
200962.0%59.0%67.0%
 
Reading Test
201095.0%92.0%92.0%
200991.0%89.0%87.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201088.0%86.0%90.0%
200988.0%86.0%88.0%
200884.0%81.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201067.0%66.0%74.0%
200964.0%58.0%65.0%
200861.0%57.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201072.0%71.0%74.0%
200976.0%66.0%66.0%
200870.0%64.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201093.0%91.0%93.0%
200996.0%93.0%90.0%
200892.0%88.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201093.0%92.0%93.0%
200994.0%92.0%92.0%
200894.0%91.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201089.0%84.0%89.0%
200980.0%78.0%81.0%
200879.0%72.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201096.0%90.0%91.0%
200991.0%86.0%85.0%
200885.0%78.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201099.0%98.0%98.0%
200998.0%98.0%97.0%
200898.0%95.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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