Harris Hill Elementary School

Summary:

Harris Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Williamsville, New York, serving 464 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Clarence Central School District, which is ranked 96 out of 866 school districts in New York and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Harris Hill Elementary School consistently performs well on New York State Assessments, with a higher percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Math compared to the state average and the Clarence Central School District average. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 72.88% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 48.79% statewide and 73.36% in the district. The school also has a relatively homogeneous student population, with 88.15% of students identifying as White, higher than nearby schools like Sheridan Hill Elementary School (82.47% White) and Ledgeview Elementary School (86.47% White).

Additionally, Harris Hill Elementary School serves a student population with a lower percentage of students from low-income families (21.12% eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in 2022-2023) compared to the state average and nearby schools like Maryvale Intermediate School (52.51%) and John A Sciole Elementary School (24.56%). The school also spends $13,830 per student, which is higher than the state average and the spending per student at nearby schools like Hillview Elementary ($11,164) and Maryvale Intermediate ($12,529).


Detail:

Public K-5

 4260 S Harris Hill Rd
       Williamsville, NY  14221-7436


(716) 407-9175

District: Clarence Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
255th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,830 Help


Students who attend Harris Hill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Clarence Middle School
High:    Clarence Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  464

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.1%
Hispanic:
3.4%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harris Hill Elementary School ranks better than 89.5% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Clarence Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.97. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (88.1%), Hispanic (3.4%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Clarence Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harris Hill Elementary School is 10.9, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Clarence Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harris Hill Elementary School is $13,830. 2 elementary schools in the Clarence Central School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harris Hill Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harris Hill Elementary School 255th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Harris Hill Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Clarence Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clarence Central School District 96th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harris Hill Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.49 318th 2206 85.6%
2007 80.09 322nd 2219 85.5%
2008 76.88 437th 2227 80.4%
2009 73.35 581st 2257 74.3%
2010 79.24 375th 2263 83.4%
2011 81.97 318th 2286 86.1%
2012 79.81 400th 2320 82.8%
2013 85.25 250th 2325 89.2%
2014 87.56 192nd 2345 91.8%
2015 81.81 350th 2352 85.1%
2016 78.12 440th 2366 81.4%
2017 80.30 392nd 2386 83.6%
2018 88.58 184th 2395 92.3%
2019 86.56 283rd 2413 88.3%
2021 87.09 194th 2201 91.2%
2022 89.28 210th 2434 91.4%
2023 87.97 255th 2439 89.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.97 537th 1941 72.3%
2019 56.60 534th 1859 71.3%
2021 48.44 448th 1044 57.1%
2022 63.70 462nd 2031 77.3%
2023 67.95 423rd 2016 79.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.16 503rd 2045 75.4%
2019 75.11 373rd 2032 81.6%
2021 82.78 167th 1678 90.0%
2022 82.45 231st 2099 89.0%
2023 84.66 230th 2041 88.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.38 206th 2338 91.2%
2019 85.36 280th 2357 88.1%
2021 87.29 134th 1955 93.1%
2022 86.84 247th 2401 89.7%
2023 85.35 307th 2403 87.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.19 168th 2340 92.8%
2019 83.85 303rd 2358 87.2%
2021 83.32 232nd 1961 88.2%
2022 89.35 175th 2400 92.7%
2023 88.05 217th 2400 91.0%
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Rank History for White students at Harris Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.76 139th 1408 90.1%
2019 78.52 257th 1338 80.8%
2021 79.26 207th 1224 83.1%
2022 80.25 211th 1399 84.9%
2023 75.60 309th 1337 76.9%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, 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.

Harris Hill Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: NY State Education Department

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Open Quote I think HH is an excellent school, however, believe more can be done in the areas of arts and language. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harris Hill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 322 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1990 337 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1991 341 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1992 345 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 350
1993 348 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1994 356 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1995 311 4 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 324
1996 311 4 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 324
1997 316 7 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1998 302 7 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1999 321 6 9 8 0 n/a n/a 0 344
2000 353 8 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2001 365 9 3 11 1 n/a n/a 0 389
2002 457 5 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2003 457 5 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2004 499 3 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 513
2005 479 6 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2006 503 7 7 11 2 n/a n/a 0 530
2007 490 14 10 6 2 n/a n/a 0 522
2008 499 14 16 5 3 n/a n/a 0 537
2009 507 13 20 3 4 n/a n/a 0 547
2010 505 12 18 4 4 n/a n/a 0 543
2011 513 16 17 2 0 0 0 0 548
2012 487 13 16 9 3 0 9 0 537
2013 462 6 20 17 3 0 15 0 523
2014 446 8 9 22 1 0 17 0 503
2015 434 9 9 18 0 0 17 0 487
2016 420 6 12 22 1 0 20 0 481
2017 415 10 16 20 1 2 25 0 489
2018 408 13 15 14 1 0 25 0 476
2019 404 9 18 20 1 0 27 0 479
2020 406 10 15 22 0 0 22 0 475
2021 375 9 15 20 0 0 20 0 439
2022 400 12 10 16 0 0 15 0 453
2023 409 13 12 16 0 0 14 0 464

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 Harris Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 327 23.5 13.9 n/a
1990 342 21.9 15.6 n/a
1991 346 21.9 15.7 n/a
1992 350 20.7 16.9 n/a
1993 354 19.9 17.8 n/a
1994 361 20.9 17.3 6.4
1995 324 20.9 15.5 6.5
1996 324 20.9 15.5 6.5
1997 338 21.1 16.0 6.2
1998 326 24.2 13.5 4.6
1999 344 24.2 14.2 2.3
2000 378 25.2 15.0 6.9
2001 389 29.0 13.4 4.1
2002 473 34.2 13.8 5.9
2003 473 34.2 13.8 5.9
2004 513 n/a n/a n/a
2005 497 37.6 13.2 7.4
2006 530 37.0 14.3 7.7
2007 522 37.6 13.9 10.9
2008 537 38.3 14.0 10.4
2009 547 37.8 14.5 7.7
2010 543 37.8 14.3 7.4
2011 548 43.6 12.5 10.2
2012 537 35.0 15.3 12.5
2013 523 37.5 13.9 12.8
2014 503 33.5 15.0 10.7
2015 487 34.0 14.3 14.2
2016 481 36.0 13.3 15
2017 489 37.9 12.8 16.8
2018 476 37.0 12.8 18.3
2019 479 35.0 13.6 12.5
2020 475 32.9 14.4 17.1
2021 439 40.3 10.8 21
2022 453 38.5 11.7 20.8
2023 464 42.5 10.9 21.1

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 Harris Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 327 23.5 13.9 n/a
1990 342 21.9 15.6 n/a
1991 346 21.9 15.7 n/a
1992 350 20.7 16.9 n/a
1993 354 19.9 17.8 n/a
1994 361 20.9 17.3 6.4
1995 324 20.9 15.5 6.5
1996 324 20.9 15.5 6.5
1997 338 21.1 16.0 6.2
1998 326 24.2 13.5 4.6
1999 344 24.2 14.2 2.3
2000 378 25.2 15.0 6.9
2001 389 29.0 13.4 4.1
2002 473 34.2 13.8 5.9
2003 473 34.2 13.8 5.9
2004 513 n/a n/a n/a
2005 497 37.6 13.2 7.4
2006 530 37.0 14.3 7.7
2007 522 37.6 13.9 10.9
2008 537 38.3 14.0 10.4
2009 547 37.8 14.5 7.7
2010 543 37.8 14.3 7.4
2011 548 43.6 12.5 10.2
2012 537 35.0 15.3 12.5
2013 523 37.5 13.9 12.8
2014 503 33.5 15.0 10.7
2015 487 34.0 14.3 14.2
2016 481 36.0 13.3 15
2017 489 37.9 12.8 16.8
2018 476 37.0 12.8 18.3
2019 479 35.0 13.6 12.5
2020 475 32.9 14.4 17.1
2021 439 40.3 10.8 21
2022 453 38.5 11.7 20.8
2023 464 42.5 10.9 21.1

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.

Immunization Rates

Harris Hill Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201397.9%1.5%0.4%98.1%97.9%97.9%97.9%98.1%98.1%98.1%
201495.4%2.0%0.6%97.4%95.4%95.4%95.4%97.4%97.4%97.4%
201598.2%1.6%0.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%
201697.3%1.6%1.0%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%
201797.3%2.5%0.2%97.5%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.5%97.5%97.5%
201897.7%2.3%0.0%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%
201997.3%0.0%0.0%98.1%97.7%97.7%97.7%98.3%98.3%97.7%
202099.6%0.0%99.8%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.8%99.8%99.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Harris Hill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $485 (4.3%) $10,868 (95.7%) $11,353
2020 $1,016 (8.6%) $10,865 (91.4%) $11,881
2021 $521 (3.9%) $12,689 (96.1%) $13,209
2022 $857 (6.2%) $12,904 (93.8%) $13,761
2023 $1,756 (12.7%) $12,074 (87.3%) $13,830

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Harris Hill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 283rd of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 255th of 2439 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harris Hill Elementary School)6368.5
 5.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clarence Central School District)7570.2
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Harris Hill Elementary School)7087.3
 17.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Clarence Central School District)7983.2
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Harris Hill Elementary School)7672.9
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clarence Central School District)7373.4
 0.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Harris Hill Elementary School)8081.7
 1.7%
   4th Grade Math (Clarence Central School District)8487.8
 3.8%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harris Hill Elementary School)6462
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clarence Central School District)6359.4
 3.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Harris Hill Elementary School)9377.3
 15.7%
   5th Grade Math (Clarence Central School District)8069
 11%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students479464
 3.1%
African American913
 44.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1812
 33.3%
Hispanic2016
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White404409
 1.2%
Two or More Races2714
 48.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%21.1%
 8.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harris Hill Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 464 students attended Harris Hill Elementary School.

Students who attend Harris Hill Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Clarence Middle School
High : Clarence Senior High School

Harris Hill Elementary School ranks 255th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Harris Hill Elementary School are 88% White, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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