Harding Middle School

Public 5-8

 2002 Sunset Blvd
       Steubenville, OH  43952-1381


(740) 282-3481

District: Steubenville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,851 Help


Students who attend Harding Middle School usually attend:

High:    Steubenville High School

Feeder schools for Harding Middle School:

Elementary:    East Garfield Elementary School
    Pugliese Elementary West
    Wells Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  752

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.9%
African American:
24.6%
Two or more races:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Harding Middle School ranks better than 88.3% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.87. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Harding Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.9%), African American (24.6%), two or more races (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harding Middle School is 16. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harding Middle School is $8,851.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harding Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harding Middle School 123rd of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Harding Middle School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Steubenville City:

SchoolDigger ranks Steubenville City 34th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harding Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.19 84th 400 79.0%
2005 81.11 100th 692 85.5%
2006 60.58 355th 732 51.5%
2007 68.21 301st 837 64.0%
2008 73.51 232nd 835 72.2%
2009 78.13 157th 858 81.7%
2010 79.45 147th 895 83.6%
2011 74.39 240th 925 74.1%
2012 65.47 458th 989 53.7%
2013 72.67 306th 1001 69.4%
2014 62.95 495th 1008 50.9%
2015 66.08 382nd 1035 63.1%
2016 67.56 369th 1050 64.9%
2017 75.61 240th 1038 76.9%
2018 75.35 229th 1010 77.3%
2019 82.76 134th 1050 87.2%
2021 71.71 300th 1037 71.1%
2022 74.50 257th 1017 74.7%
2023 84.87 123rd 1048 88.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.65 30th 205 85.4%
2019 78.21 33rd 206 84.0%
2021 60.60 80th 219 63.5%
2022 65.76 67th 239 72.0%
2023 81.30 36th 245 85.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.38 18th 590 96.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.45 50th 924 94.6%
2019 93.50 17th 945 98.2%
2021 88.37 53rd 923 94.3%
2022 86.81 61st 947 93.6%
2023 94.76 11th 974 98.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.38 214th 897 76.1%
2019 83.93 112th 917 87.8%
2021 67.65 302nd 910 66.8%
2022 70.66 275th 925 70.3%
2023 82.40 120th 943 87.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.02 176th 643 72.6%
2019 80.12 58th 658 91.2%
2021 99.34 1st 576 99.8%
2022 77.00 56th 565 90.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.87 295th 521 43.4%
2021 38.76 223rd 274 18.6%
2022 66.71 66th 241 72.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.85 236th 916 74.2%
2019 80.74 149th 933 84.0%
2021 69.97 276th 924 70.1%
2022 74.80 213th 946 77.5%
2023 84.10 119th 963 87.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.09 46th 384 88.0%
2019 93.68 12th 405 97.0%
2021 82.29 39th 385 89.9%
2022 80.07 54th 413 86.9%
2023 94.45 15th 436 96.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 79.99 39th 247 84.2%
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Rank History for White students at Harding Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.35 180th 781 77.0%
2019 81.00 120th 796 84.9%
2021 69.96 215th 781 72.5%
2022 71.33 212th 809 73.8%
2023 82.38 104th 805 87.1%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Harding Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 385 188 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1989 386 208 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1990 392 208 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1991 416 214 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 635
1992 443 202 2 1 2 n/a n/a 0 650
1993 448 203 2 4 2 n/a n/a 1 660
1994 429 207 5 2 2 n/a n/a 0 645
1995 423 189 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1996 423 189 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1997 416 173 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 594
1998 395 152 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1999 364 175 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 542
2000 374 189 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 567
2001 358 181 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 545
2002 335 174 7 5 0 n/a n/a 26 547
2003 335 174 7 5 0 n/a n/a 26 547
2004 295 167 3 4 0 n/a n/a 39 508
2005 266 179 0 2 0 n/a n/a 50 497
2006 300 182 0 2 1 n/a n/a 57 542
2007 277 176 0 0 1 n/a n/a 48 502
2008 265 159 2 0 0 n/a n/a 59 485
2009 276 149 2 2 0 n/a n/a 53 482
2010 366 189 3 2 0 n/a n/a 99 659
2011 394 187 2 10 0 0 86 0 679
2012 389 183 2 8 0 0 85 0 667
2013 373 194 2 9 0 0 87 0 665
2014 380 183 2 8 0 0 85 0 658
2015 385 175 1 10 1 0 84 0 656
2016 389 166 0 10 3 0 76 0 644
2017 413 152 3 14 2 0 90 0 674
2018 452 156 4 20 2 0 79 0 713
2019 465 160 4 23 1 1 90 0 744
2020 470 147 1 21 1 1 95 0 736
2021 455 163 1 24 1 1 102 0 747
2022 420 181 4 23 1 2 92 0 723
2023 420 185 6 26 1 1 113 0 752

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 Harding Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 579 34.0 17.0 0
1989 599 34.0 17.6 n/a
1990 605 33.2 18.2 n/a
1991 635 34.2 18.5 n/a
1992 650 34.0 19.1 29.2
1993 660 36.0 18.3 31.1
1994 645 37.0 17.4 35
1995 618 37.0 16.7 45.1
1996 618 37.0 16.7 45.1
1997 594 38.0 15.6 36.5
1998 552 36.0 15.3 30.8
1999 542 36.0 15.1 34.1
2000 567 40.0 14.2 34.2
2001 545 41.0 13.3 38.5
2002 547 32.0 17.1 54.3
2003 547 32.0 17.1 54.3
2004 508 35.0 14.5 60.8
2005 497 33.0 15.1 66.7
2006 542 31.0 17.5 67.8
2007 502 35.5 14.1 64.5
2008 485 32.0 15.2 n/a
2009 482 33.0 14.6 69.7
2010 659 40.5 16.2 70.4
2011 679 37.5 18.1 65.8
2012 667 44.0 15.1 63.9
2013 665 47.0 14.1 53.1
2014 658 36.5 18.0 n/a
2015 656 n/a n/a 99.5
2016 644 38.0 16.9 100
2017 674 35.0 19.2 n/a
2018 713 35.0 20.3 n/a
2019 744 42.5 17.5 n/a
2020 736 44.0 16.7 n/a
2021 747 42.0 17.7 n/a
2022 723 45.0 16.0 n/a
2023 752 47.0 16.0 n/a

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 Harding Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 579 34.0 17.0 0
1989 599 34.0 17.6 n/a
1990 605 33.2 18.2 n/a
1991 635 34.2 18.5 n/a
1992 650 34.0 19.1 29.2
1993 660 36.0 18.3 31.1
1994 645 37.0 17.4 35
1995 618 37.0 16.7 45.1
1996 618 37.0 16.7 45.1
1997 594 38.0 15.6 36.5
1998 552 36.0 15.3 30.8
1999 542 36.0 15.1 34.1
2000 567 40.0 14.2 34.2
2001 545 41.0 13.3 38.5
2002 547 32.0 17.1 54.3
2003 547 32.0 17.1 54.3
2004 508 35.0 14.5 60.8
2005 497 33.0 15.1 66.7
2006 542 31.0 17.5 67.8
2007 502 35.5 14.1 64.5
2008 485 32.0 15.2 n/a
2009 482 33.0 14.6 69.7
2010 659 40.5 16.2 70.4
2011 679 37.5 18.1 65.8
2012 667 44.0 15.1 63.9
2013 665 47.0 14.1 53.1
2014 658 36.5 18.0 n/a
2015 656 n/a n/a 99.5
2016 644 38.0 16.9 100
2017 674 35.0 19.2 n/a
2018 713 35.0 20.3 n/a
2019 744 42.5 17.5 n/a
2020 736 44.0 16.7 n/a
2021 747 42.0 17.7 n/a
2022 723 45.0 16.0 n/a
2023 752 47.0 16.0 n/a

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 Harding Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,191
2022 $8,389
2023 $8,851

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harding Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 134th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 123rd of 1048 Middle schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Science (Harding Middle School)8499
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Steubenville City)8499
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)90.598.2
 7.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Steubenville City)91.698.4
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)84.195.8
 11.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Steubenville City)86.196.4
 10.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)90.291.2
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Steubenville City)90.291.2
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)73.794.2
 20.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Steubenville City)73.794.2
 20.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)84.182.5
 1.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Steubenville City)84.182.5
 1.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)77.177.1
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Steubenville City)77.177.1
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Harding Middle School)80.271.5
 8.7%
   8th Grade Science (Steubenville City)80.271.5
 8.7%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)89.281.4
 7.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Steubenville City)89.281.4
 7.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)64.364
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Steubenville City)64.364
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course American History (Harding Middle School)10089.2
 10.8%
   End of Course American History (Steubenville City)92.876.7
 16.1%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Harding Middle School)97.997.3
 0.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Steubenville City)93.995.5
 1.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students744752
 1.1%
African American160185
 15.6%
American Indian11
Asian46
 50%
Hispanic2326
 13%
Pacific Islander11
White465420
 9.7%
Two or More Races90113
 25.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harding Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 752 students attended Harding Middle School.

Students at Harding Middle School are 56% White, 25% African American, 15% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Harding Middle School ranks 123rd of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Harding Middle School usually go on to attend Steubenville High School


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