Charles W. Harris School

Summary:

Charles W. Harris School is an elementary school located in Phoenix, Arizona, serving grades PK-8 with a student population of 931, and is part of the Cartwright Elementary District, which is ranked 429 out of 540 districts in Arizona and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Charles W. Harris School has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (94.41%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 82.79% to 97.92% Hispanic students. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of Arizona elementary schools, with a statewide ranking between 909 and 1051 out of 1000-1245 schools over the past several years. Its performance on state assessments is also significantly below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, Charles W. Harris School has experienced relatively high dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 3.7% over the past several years, which is higher than the surrounding schools, including Cartwright School, Palm Lane, and Frank Borman School.

The school's high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 34.33% to 83.89% over the past few years, indicates a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. While the nearby schools, including those in the same Cartwright Elementary District and other districts, also serve predominantly Hispanic and economically disadvantaged student populations, they generally outperform Charles W. Harris School on academic measures, suggesting that the challenges faced by Charles W. Harris School may be unique or more severe. The school's high spending per student, ranging from $8,492 to $11,630 per year, suggests that funding and resources may not be the primary driver of the school's low performance, and that other factors, such as instructional practices, school leadership, and student support services, may need to be examined.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 2252 N 55th Ave
       Phoenix, AZ  85035-3706


(623) 691-4800

District: Cartwright Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1051st of 1,245 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,630 Help


Students who attend Charles W. Harris School usually attend:

High:    Maryvale High School

Student/teacher ratio:  23.5 Help
Number of students:  931

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.4%
African American:
2.3%
White:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.9% Help


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Compare Details Charles W. Harris School ranks worse than 84.4% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 13th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Cartwright Elementary District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Charles W. Harris School ranks worse than 82.8% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.88. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (94.4%), African American (2.3%), White (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Cartwright Elementary District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Charles W. Harris School is 23.5. 11 elementary schools in the Cartwright Elementary District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Charles W. Harris School is $11,630. 15 elementary schools in the Cartwright Elementary District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Charles W. Harris School:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles W. Harris School 1051st of 1245 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Charles W. Harris School in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles W. Harris School 707th of 854 Arizona public middle schools. (See Charles W. Harris School in the ranking list.)

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Cartwright Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cartwright Elementary District 429th of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Charles W. Harris School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 19.47 928th 1062 12.6%
2010 14.09 1012th 1090 7.2%
2011 19.44 942nd 1075 12.4%
2012 24.21 987th 1141 13.5%
2013 26.09 954th 1158 17.6%
2014 21.97 896th 1079 17.0%
2015 8.17 941st 955 1.5%
2016 7.78 1051st 1079 2.6%
2017 17.17 948th 1106 14.3%
2018 13.41 1018th 1109 8.2%
2019 11.99 957th 1039 7.9%
2021 17.53 1048th 1226 14.5%
2022 11.81 909th 1000 9.1%
2023 17.86 1051st 1245 15.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.38 153rd 155 1.3%
2021 40.68 453rd 975 53.5%
2023 22.01 371st 451 17.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.34 383rd 417 8.2%
2021 38.98 661st 1201 45.0%
2023 29.00 605th 820 26.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.83 729th 820 11.1%
2022 18.20 549th 618 11.2%
2023 22.19 937th 1116 16.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Homeless students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.86 324th 423 23.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.28 946th 1023 7.5%
2019 11.89 785th 862 8.9%
2021 16.21 1107th 1219 9.2%
2022 6.82 807th 824 2.1%
2023 16.17 1082nd 1219 11.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.06 928th 1032 10.1%
2019 6.90 833rd 850 2.0%
2021 22.37 964th 1220 21.0%
2022 15.61 725th 830 12.7%
2023 19.14 1014th 1216 16.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.47 369th 620 40.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 36.36 559th 895 37.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.50 826th 911 9.3%
2019 14.91 653rd 709 7.9%
2021 22.37 1015th 1198 15.3%
2022 13.77 672nd 716 6.1%
2023 19.67 1006th 1170 14.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 23.45 979th 1161 15.7%
2022 41.04 491st 800 38.6%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Charles W. Harris School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 12.89 646th 692 6.6%
2011 21.97 573rd 685 16.4%
2012 31.56 574th 772 25.6%
2013 34.22 567th 787 28.0%
2014 26.07 530th 690 23.2%
2015 16.27 456th 521 12.5%
2016 22.07 532nd 677 21.4%
2017 23.30 528th 695 24.0%
2018 8.46 689th 711 3.1%
2019 12.32 553rd 605 8.6%
2021 17.17 744th 832 10.6%
2022 8.91 583rd 605 3.6%
2023 18.88 707th 854 17.2%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.18 573rd 650 11.8%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 41.74 298th 606 50.8%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.10 644th 789 18.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.74 487th 503 3.2%
2023 27.23 526th 717 26.6%
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Rank History for middle school Homeless students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.83 111th 257 56.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.62 586th 624 6.1%
2019 14.71 406th 466 12.9%
2021 19.32 712th 820 13.2%
2023 18.44 690th 806 14.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.99 595th 617 3.6%
2019 11.06 398th 435 8.5%
2021 17.95 725th 818 11.4%
2023 18.05 696th 810 14.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 36.48 336th 573 41.4%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.36 525th 543 3.3%
2019 15.84 351st 387 9.3%
2021 22.54 696th 802 13.2%
2022 9.44 384th 392 2.0%
2023 20.72 635th 760 16.4%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Charles W. Harris School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 36.67 513th 780 34.2%
2023 53.14 290th 675 57.0%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Charles W. Harris School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 463 84 14 328 8 n/a n/a -19 878
1989 422 106 13 365 12 n/a n/a -48 870
1990 434 126 12 353 4 n/a n/a -72 857
1991 446 97 9 371 3 n/a n/a -75 851
1992 399 97 9 331 10 n/a n/a -1 845
1993 280 123 8 421 10 n/a n/a 0 842
1994 302 145 13 550 15 n/a n/a 0 1025
1995 210 129 10 674 19 n/a n/a 0 1042
1996 210 129 10 674 19 n/a n/a 0 1042
1997 187 120 7 710 10 n/a n/a 0 1034
1998 166 86 5 767 14 n/a n/a 0 1038
1999 150 103 3 845 13 n/a n/a 0 1114
2000 135 93 2 814 13 n/a n/a 0 1057
2001 120 84 3 883 5 n/a n/a 0 1095
2002 99 56 8 961 7 n/a n/a 0 1131
2003 99 56 8 961 7 n/a n/a 0 1131
2004 57 46 3 983 6 n/a n/a 0 1095
2005 41 45 3 1003 6 n/a n/a 0 1098
2006 31 30 2 933 3 n/a n/a 0 999
2007 21 37 2 859 3 n/a n/a 0 922
2008 30 36 0 838 6 n/a n/a 0 910
2009 31 29 1 762 2 n/a n/a 0 825
2010 36 31 2 971 2 n/a n/a 0 1042
2011 22 30 3 888 1 0 3 0 947
2012 23 33 3 1005 2 0 5 0 1071
2013 21 28 2 1104 5 0 2 0 1162
2014 19 35 2 1124 6 1 1 0 1188
2015 17 36 2 1141 7 1 1 0 1205
2016 19 34 0 1130 10 2 1 0 1196
2017 20 29 0 1132 13 2 1 0 1197
2018 20 25 0 1131 13 2 1 0 1192
2019 19 26 0 968 14 2 2 0 1031
2020 18 24 2 927 9 2 0 0 982
2021 20 25 3 893 8 0 0 0 949
2022 20 17 4 856 3 0 0 0 900
2023 20 21 5 879 5 0 1 0 931

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Charles W. Harris School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 878 39.5 22.2 n/a
1989 870 40.0 21.7 n/a
1990 857 40.0 21.4 n/a
1991 851 42.0 20.2 n/a
1992 845 41.0 20.6 n/a
1993 842 40.0 21.1 n/a
1994 1025 44.5 23.0 n/a
1995 1042 46.0 22.7 n/a
1996 1042 46.0 22.7 n/a
1997 1034 49.0 21.1 n/a
1998 1038 49.0 21.2 n/a
1999 1114 49.0 22.7 n/a
2000 1057 48.0 22.0 n/a
2001 1095 48.8 22.4 n/a
2002 1131 51.7 21.9 n/a
2003 1131 51.7 21.9 n/a
2004 1095 52.9 20.7 86.8
2005 1098 50.6 21.7 98.3
2006 999 51.5 19.4 91.2
2007 922 50.2 18.4 83.7
2008 910 50.9 17.9 84.8
2009 825 45.7 18.1 79.2
2010 1042 50.1 20.7 75
2011 947 49.5 19.1 80.4
2012 1071 62.1 17.2 88.9
2013 1162 54.7 21.2 99.7
2014 1188 52.9 22.4 99.7
2015 1205 48.0 25.1 0
2016 1196 47.0 25.4 99.7
2017 1197 49.4 24.2 99.7
2018 1192 50.8 23.4 66.9
2019 1031 49.9 20.6 66.9
2020 982 44.0 22.3 66.9
2021 949 47.6 19.8 n/a
2022 900 42.6 21.1 34.3
2023 931 39.5 23.5 83.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Charles W. Harris School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 878 39.5 22.2 n/a
1989 870 40.0 21.7 n/a
1990 857 40.0 21.4 n/a
1991 851 42.0 20.2 n/a
1992 845 41.0 20.6 n/a
1993 842 40.0 21.1 n/a
1994 1025 44.5 23.0 n/a
1995 1042 46.0 22.7 n/a
1996 1042 46.0 22.7 n/a
1997 1034 49.0 21.1 n/a
1998 1038 49.0 21.2 n/a
1999 1114 49.0 22.7 n/a
2000 1057 48.0 22.0 n/a
2001 1095 48.8 22.4 n/a
2002 1131 51.7 21.9 n/a
2003 1131 51.7 21.9 n/a
2004 1095 52.9 20.7 86.8
2005 1098 50.6 21.7 98.3
2006 999 51.5 19.4 91.2
2007 922 50.2 18.4 83.7
2008 910 50.9 17.9 84.8
2009 825 45.7 18.1 79.2
2010 1042 50.1 20.7 75
2011 947 49.5 19.1 80.4
2012 1071 62.1 17.2 88.9
2013 1162 54.7 21.2 99.7
2014 1188 52.9 22.4 99.7
2015 1205 48.0 25.1 0
2016 1196 47.0 25.4 99.7
2017 1197 49.4 24.2 99.7
2018 1192 50.8 23.4 66.9
2019 1031 49.9 20.6 66.9
2020 982 44.0 22.3 66.9
2021 949 47.6 19.8 n/a
2022 900 42.6 21.1 34.3
2023 931 39.5 23.5 83.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Charles W. Harris School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $644 (7.4%) $349 (4.0%) $1,637 (18.9%) $6,184 (71.2%) $1,502 (17.3%) $7,686 (88.5%) $8,680
2020 $792 (9.3%) $1,162 (13.7%) $2,746 (32.3%) $6,222 (73.3%) $316 (3.7%) $6,538 (77.0%) $8,492
2021 $1,439 (13.3%) $1,151 (10.6%) $4,029 (37.2%) $6,784 (62.6%) $1,467 (13.5%) $8,252 (76.1%) $10,842
2022 $3,159 (27.2%) $378 (3.3%) $6,695 (57.6%) $6,653 (57.2%) $1,440 (12.4%) $8,093 (69.6%) $11,630

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Charles W. Harris School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 957th of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 1051st of 1245 Elementary schools
 7.7%
Ranks 553rd of 605 Middle schoolsRanks 707th of 854 Middle schools
 8.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1031931
 9.7%
African American2621
 19.2%
American Indian145
 64.3%
Asian05
Hispanic968879
 9.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White1920
 5.3%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.9%83.9%
 17%


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Charles W. Harris School ranks in the bottom 15.6% of Arizona elementary schools.

Students who attend Charles W. Harris School usually go on to attend:

High : Maryvale High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 931 students attended Charles W. Harris School.

Students at Charles W. Harris School are 94% Hispanic, 2% African American, 2% White.


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