Harvard High School is located in Harvard, Nebraska. It has 135 students and 17 teachers and serves grades 9-12.
When compared to other schools in Nebraska it is slightly below average and has received and a grade of C- from The School Review. Of high schools in the Clay County it is ranked 2. Statewide, Harvard High School is ranked 96 for high schools.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a high school is calculated by looking at a number of data points, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Harvard High School earned a grade of D for academics. For this measure, this school is below average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Harvard High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and received the grade of A- for this measure.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Due to insufficient data the safety grade was not able to be determined for this school.
The demographics of the student body at Harvard High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its score.
Included below are high schools near Harvard High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for each of the nearby schools. For a more complete directory of Harvard schools, go to the Harvard, Nebraska schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Giltner High School||B||B||A-||N/A|
|2||Sutton Secondary School||A||A||A||A|
|3||Sandy Creek High School||A-||B||A+||N/A|
|4||Hastings Senior High School||C||C||B-||C-|
|5||Aurora High School||A-||B+||A+||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.