#96 High School in NE and #2 in Clay County

Harvard High School

506 E North St, Harvard, NE 68944

How Good is Harvard High School?

Report Card

D Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
C- Overall Grade

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.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade D
Test Performance Poor
AP/IB Participation Poor
SAT/ACT Participation Poor

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
NE Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NE Avg. 0%
New Teachers
NE Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


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.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


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.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 33%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 41%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 135
Minority Students 41
Diversity Index 31
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 61%
Limited English Proficiency 8%
Gifted Students 13%

Compare Nearby Schools

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+

Harvard High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Harvard High School? 135 students.
  • How good of a school is Harvard High School? The school received an overall grade of C-, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Harvard High School in? The school is located in Clay County.
  • How can I contact Harvard High School? The school's number is (402) 772-2171.
  • Where is Harvard High School? 506 E North St, Harvard, Nebraska 68944

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Giltner High School
#2 West 6th Rd Giltner, NE 68841
Sutton Secondary School
1107 N Saunders Sutton, NE 68979
Sandy Creek High School
30671 Hwy 14 Fairfield, NE 68938
Hastings Senior High School
1100 W 14th St Hastings, NE 68901
Aurora High School
300 M St Aurora, NE 68818