Harrison Elementary School

Summary:

Harrison Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in South Bend, Indiana, with a student population of 654. The school is part of the South Bend Community School Corp, which is ranked 307 out of 364 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Harrison Elementary faces significant challenges, with very high rates of chronic absenteeism, extremely low academic performance, and a student population that is predominantly economically disadvantaged and minority. In 2022-2023, only 8.04% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, 12.9% in Math, and 7.62% in Science, well below the South Bend Community School Corp and Indiana state averages. The school has consistently ranked among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Indiana, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. Nearby schools like Marquette Montessori Academy and Kennedy Academy perform significantly better, suggesting substantial interventions and support are needed to improve student outcomes at Harrison Elementary.

The stark differences in academic performance between Harrison Elementary and nearby higher-performing schools highlight the need to address the root causes of the achievement gap, which may include factors beyond just funding, such as teacher quality, curriculum, and community engagement. While Harrison Elementary has seen a steady increase in per-student spending, from $9,314 in 2018-2019 to $13,512 in 2021-2022, this increased funding has not translated into improved academic outcomes, indicating that simply increasing spending may not be enough to address the challenges facing the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3302 Western Ave
       South Bend, IN  46619


(574) 393-3000

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
973rd of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,512 Help


Students who attend Harrison Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    LaSalle Academy
    Navarre Middle School
High:    Rise Up Academy at Eggleston
    Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  654

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.6%
African American:
36.7%
White:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harrison Elementary School ranks worse than 96.2% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 11th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.34. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Harrison Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the South Bend Community School Corp District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.6%), African American (36.7%), White (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harrison Elementary School is 12.2, which is the 3rd best among 16 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Harrison Elementary School employs 53.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harrison Elementary School is $13,512. 13 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Harrison Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harrison Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 3.76 938th 959 2.2%
2006 0.73 958th 961 0.3%
2007 1.87 973rd 985 1.2%
2008 1.05 988th 996 0.8%
2009 4.32 980th 1003 2.3%
2010 2.61 995th 1009 1.4%
2011 5.78 982nd 1025 4.2%
2012 3.34 987th 1015 2.8%
2013 4.27 1009th 1035 2.5%
2014 4.17 1007th 1036 2.8%
2015 0.61 1035th 1040 0.5%
2016 1.21 1038th 1046 0.8%
2017 1.10 1027th 1033 0.6%
2018 2.57 1005th 1027 2.1%
2019 2.25 1023rd 1031 0.8%
2021 4.46 1004th 1016 1.2%
2022 5.54 986th 1020 3.3%
2023 6.34 978th 1016 3.7%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Harrison Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 323 314 3 257 0 n/a n/a 0 897
1989 349 337 3 240 1 n/a n/a 0 930
1990 318 378 3 225 2 n/a n/a 0 926
1991 370 401 4 212 1 n/a n/a 0 988
1992 320 402 7 220 0 n/a n/a 0 949
1993 150 248 7 199 1 n/a n/a 0 605
1994 132 299 11 221 0 n/a n/a 0 663
1995 100 292 3 278 2 n/a n/a 0 675
1996 100 292 3 278 2 n/a n/a 0 675
1997 106 321 3 326 2 n/a n/a 0 758
1998 98 302 3 373 2 n/a n/a 0 778
1999 85 343 5 349 6 n/a n/a 0 788
2000 76 325 1 321 6 n/a n/a 0 729
2001 75 326 3 374 2 n/a n/a 0 780
2002 84 315 1 407 2 n/a n/a 0 809
2003 84 315 1 407 2 n/a n/a 0 809
2004 66 310 0 323 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2005 66 323 1 341 1 n/a n/a 0 732
2006 68 310 0 370 1 n/a n/a 0 749
2007 48 243 1 344 3 n/a n/a 47 686
2008 41 261 3 337 1 n/a n/a 43 686
2009 40 270 2 370 1 n/a n/a 57 740
2010 34 232 4 372 2 n/a n/a 68 712
2011 25 186 3 345 2 0 48 0 609
2012 38 173 3 336 2 0 38 0 590
2013 41 196 3 311 1 0 32 0 584
2014 59 195 2 324 1 0 33 0 614
2015 45 214 1 320 4 0 37 0 621
2016 61 242 0 333 3 1 35 0 675
2017 53 194 1 338 3 2 30 0 621
2018 48 185 1 348 3 0 41 0 626
2019 48 259 1 344 2 0 48 0 702
2020 38 261 1 303 1 1 44 0 649
2021 33 249 1 298 1 1 37 0 620
2022 34 265 1 338 2 1 52 0 693
2023 43 240 1 331 2 0 37 0 654

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 Harrison Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 897 47.8 18.7 49.8
1989 930 44.8 20.7 52.3
1990 926 48.8 18.9 40.9
1991 988 48.1 20.5 50.1
1992 949 n/a n/a 63.6
1993 605 35.3 17.1 79.2
1994 663 34.2 19.4 73.6
1995 675 36.9 18.3 89.3
1996 675 36.9 18.3 89.3
1997 758 38.5 19.7 82.2
1998 778 39.1 19.9 79
1999 788 44.5 17.7 93.1
2000 729 48.9 14.9 95.3
2001 780 45.1 17.3 86.8
2002 809 52.1 15.5 80
2003 809 52.1 15.5 80
2004 699 42.2 16.6 92.6
2005 732 40.4 18.1 92.9
2006 749 40.6 18.4 86.1
2007 686 n/a n/a 98
2008 686 37.7 18.2 82.6
2009 740 41.8 17.7 98.5
2010 712 39.6 17.9 103.7
2011 609 37.5 16.2 95.9
2012 590 37.0 15.9 91.7
2013 584 30.0 19.4 96.2
2014 614 31.0 19.8 92.3
2015 621 n/a n/a 97.6
2016 675 30.0 22.5 87.3
2017 621 33.3 18.6 86.6
2018 626 34.0 18.3 89.6
2019 702 36.1 19.4 84.8
2020 649 36.0 18.0 80.7
2021 620 35.0 17.7 83.1
2022 693 n/a n/a 70.6
2023 654 53.4 12.2 91.3

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 Harrison Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 897 47.8 18.7 49.8
1989 930 44.8 20.7 52.3
1990 926 48.8 18.9 40.9
1991 988 48.1 20.5 50.1
1992 949 n/a n/a 63.6
1993 605 35.3 17.1 79.2
1994 663 34.2 19.4 73.6
1995 675 36.9 18.3 89.3
1996 675 36.9 18.3 89.3
1997 758 38.5 19.7 82.2
1998 778 39.1 19.9 79
1999 788 44.5 17.7 93.1
2000 729 48.9 14.9 95.3
2001 780 45.1 17.3 86.8
2002 809 52.1 15.5 80
2003 809 52.1 15.5 80
2004 699 42.2 16.6 92.6
2005 732 40.4 18.1 92.9
2006 749 40.6 18.4 86.1
2007 686 n/a n/a 98
2008 686 37.7 18.2 82.6
2009 740 41.8 17.7 98.5
2010 712 39.6 17.9 103.7
2011 609 37.5 16.2 95.9
2012 590 37.0 15.9 91.7
2013 584 30.0 19.4 96.2
2014 614 31.0 19.8 92.3
2015 621 n/a n/a 97.6
2016 675 30.0 22.5 87.3
2017 621 33.3 18.6 86.6
2018 626 34.0 18.3 89.6
2019 702 36.1 19.4 84.8
2020 649 36.0 18.0 80.7
2021 620 35.0 17.7 83.1
2022 693 n/a n/a 70.6
2023 654 53.4 12.2 91.3

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 Harrison Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,665 (17.9%) $7,649 (82.1%) $9,314
2020 $2,026 (18.4%) $8,964 (81.6%) $10,990
2021 $1,937 (17.1%) $9,370 (82.9%) $11,307
2022 $3,630 (26.9%) $9,882 (73.1%) $13,512

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harrison Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1023rd of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 978th of 1016 Elementary schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Elementary School)6.710.4
 3.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2518.4
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Harrison Elementary School)13.521.7
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)32.923.5
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Elementary School)11.19.4
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)21.617.6
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Harrison Elementary School)11.110.4
 0.7%
   4th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)25.318.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Harrison Elementary School)7.87.6
 0.2%
   4th Grade Science (South Bend Community School Corp)20.516.5
 4%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Elementary School)8.54
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2018.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Harrison Elementary School)2.86.1
 3.3%
   5th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)19.514.6
 5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Harrison Elementary School)4.72
 2.7%
   5th Grade Social Studies (South Bend Community School Corp)19.316.3
 3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students702654
 6.8%
African American259240
 7.3%
American Indian22
Asian11
Hispanic344331
 3.8%
Pacific Islander00
White4843
 10.4%
Two or More Races4837
 22.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.8%91.3%
 6.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harrison Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 654 students attended Harrison Elementary School.

Harrison Elementary School ranks in the bottom 3.8% of Indiana elementary schools.

Students who attend Harrison Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : LaSalle Academy
Middle : Navarre Middle School
High : Rise Up Academy at Eggleston
High : Washington High School

Students at Harrison Elementary School are 51% Hispanic, 37% African American, 7% White, 6% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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