West Harrison High School

Summary:

West Harrison High School is a public high school serving 1,124 students in grades 9-12 in Gulfport, Mississippi, which is part of the highly-ranked Harrison County School District. This academically excellent and diverse school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional performance on state assessments.

West Harrison High School stands out for its strong academic performance, with 94.2% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to 80.7% in the district and 65.8% statewide. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 17.6, suggesting a more personalized learning environment. However, West Harrison High School serves a community with significant economic challenges, with over 99% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, which is higher than nearby schools like Long Beach Senior High School.

Compared to other high schools in the area, such as Biloxi High School and Harrison Central High School, West Harrison High School stands out for its consistently high academic performance, diverse student population, and commitment to providing a quality education to all students, despite the economic challenges faced by the community it serves.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 10399 County Farm Road
       Gulfport, MS  39503


(228) 539-8900

District: Harrison County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 226 Mississippi High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,155 Help


Feeder schools for West Harrison High School:

Elementary:    Harrison Central Elementary
    Lizana Elementary School
    Lyman Elementary School
    Pineville Elementary School
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Middle:    Orange Grove Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.6 Help
Number of students:  1,124

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.8%
African American:
30.0%
Hispanic:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details West Harrison High School ranks better than 98.2% of high schools in Mississippi. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Harrison County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.8%), African American (30%), Hispanic (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Harrison High School is 17.6. 3 high schools in the Harrison County School 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 West Harrison High School is $8,155, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Harrison County School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

West Harrison High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks West Harrison High School 4th of 226 Mississippi public high schools. (See West Harrison High School in the ranking list.)

Harrison County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison County School District 16th of 130 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Harrison High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 46.29 144th 244 41.0%
2012 69.14 61st 241 74.7%
2013 79.09 33rd 238 86.1%
2014 79.13 21st 236 91.1%
2015 81.18 18th 226 92.0%
2016 85.44 10th 231 95.7%
2017 86.55 17th 237 92.8%
2018 86.27 10th 233 95.7%
2019 84.68 18th 233 92.3%
2021 84.66 20th 231 91.3%
2022 91.70 2nd 228 99.1%
2023 91.47 4th 226 98.2%
See the entire list of Mississippi High School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

West Harrison High School Test Scores
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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Enrollment information for West Harrison High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 613 326 15 17 3 0 0 0 974
2011 668 344 17 16 2 0 1 0 1048
2012 680 329 22 21 1 0 0 0 1053
2013 627 329 22 22 2 0 1 0 1003
2014 604 311 21 14 3 0 0 0 953
2015 650 320 19 18 4 0 6 0 1017
2016 636 341 20 16 3 0 4 0 1020
2017 688 340 19 19 1 1 11 0 1079
2018 691 328 19 26 2 2 10 0 1078
2019 692 337 20 28 2 1 25 0 1105
2020 685 354 14 30 3 4 22 0 1112
2021 638 323 12 30 3 4 35 0 1045
2022 656 345 12 41 2 4 52 0 1112
2023 672 337 15 45 4 7 44 0 1124

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 West Harrison High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 974 60.8 16.0 60.3
2011 1048 62.1 16.8 62.5
2012 1053 62.5 16.8 60.8
2013 1003 62.3 16.0 62.3
2014 953 62.9 15.1 63.2
2015 1017 64.0 15.8 65.8
2016 1020 61.0 16.7 66.4
2017 1079 62.2 17.3 64.3
2018 1078 61.3 17.5 60.1
2019 1105 62.6 17.6 57.7
2020 1112 57.0 19.5 64.3
2021 1045 56.2 18.5 99.7
2022 1112 58.4 19.0 99.7
2023 1124 63.8 17.6 99.7

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 West Harrison High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 974 60.8 16.0 60.3
2011 1048 62.1 16.8 62.5
2012 1053 62.5 16.8 60.8
2013 1003 62.3 16.0 62.3
2014 953 62.9 15.1 63.2
2015 1017 64.0 15.8 65.8
2016 1020 61.0 16.7 66.4
2017 1079 62.2 17.3 64.3
2018 1078 61.3 17.5 60.1
2019 1105 62.6 17.6 57.7
2020 1112 57.0 19.5 64.3
2021 1045 56.2 18.5 99.7
2022 1112 58.4 19.0 99.7
2023 1124 63.8 17.6 99.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West Harrison High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $420 (5.2%) $7,735 (94.8%) $8,155

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Harrison High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 18th of 233 High schoolsRanks 4th of 226 High schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (West Harrison High School)78.894.2
 15.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Harrison County School District)59.680.7
 21.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mississippi)49.365.8
 16.5%
End of Course English II (West Harrison High School)58.574.3
 15.8%
   End of Course English II (Harrison County School District)53.963.9
 10%
   End of Course English II (Mississippi)43.950.1
 6.2%
End of Course Biology (West Harrison High School)73.285.6
 12.4%
   End of Course Biology (Harrison County School District)7580.7
 5.7%
   End of Course Biology (Mississippi)57.260.9
 3.7%
End of Course U.S. History1 (West Harrison High School)75.486.6
 11.2%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Harrison County School District)6883.8
 15.8%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Mississippi)55.571.4
 15.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11051124
 1.7%
African American337337
American Indian24
 100%
Asian2015
 25%
Hispanic2845
 60.7%
Pacific Islander17
 600%
White692672
 2.9%
Two or More Races2544
 76%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.7%99.7%
 42%


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Frequently Asked Questions about West Harrison High School

Students at West Harrison High School are 60% White, 30% African American, 4% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Yes! West Harrison High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 226 Mississippi high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,124 students attended West Harrison High School.


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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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