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As one of the geographically largest suburban school districts in Westchester, Harrison encompasses several micro-communities comprising a socioeconomically and culturally diverse student population. Harrison embraces and celebrates its diverse 3,500 student body, and the Board of Education has proudly and consistently pursued a mission of excellence and equity for all students. The Harrison Board of Education is characterized by stable, veteran leadership, and clear and long term vision for academic excellence for all of its students. The Harrison Central School District is among a handful of Districts in New York State to have achieved a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s four times in the past decade. Respect for high quality education is evident by the overwhelming support of school budgets and an active educational foundation.

Our Distinguishing Accomplishments

Harrison High School is ranked among the most competitive high schools in New York State and the nation.  The following accomplishments and points of pride are attributable to Harrison's mission of rigor, adaptability, equity and access for all students, which serves as the foundation for all decisions made on behalf of our students.

  • Fully inclusive educational program with access to all course offerings for diverse populations
  • Consistently ranked among America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post, recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s top high schools and ranked in the top 2% of schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report which recognizes college readiness, reading and math proficiency, student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates
  • 97% of students in the Class of 2023 enrolled in one or more AP or IB courses
  • 87% of the senior class is enrolled in English Language and Literature courses at the IB level; 81% of students in 2023 earned a score of 4 or above in IB Language and Literature SL
  • 96% of seniors enrolled in IB Literature HL in 2023 earned a score of 4 or above
  • 29 seniors are enrolled in Syracuse University’s Dual Enrollment Program in Multi Variable Calculus; 94 students are currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC
  • Music students have qualified and participated annually in All-State, Area All -State (Regional) and NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festivals
  • Award winning Musical Theater program; students perform and produce Fall play and One Act Festival
  • The Fine Arts program was recognized in 2020 by New York Magazine and the New York State PTA
  • Fine Arts students presented work at the OSILAS exhibit at Concordia College, NYSSBA Legislative Exhibit, Katonah Museum’s Young Artist Exhibition, and the Bruce Museum; Fine Arts students have received recognition in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and earned top scholarships from the New York Art Teachers Association (NYSATA)
  • 64 students are enrolled in our award-winning Science Research program, which includes 2 winners in the top science fairs in 2022:  The Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair and Science Talent Search
  • The Husky Herald won second-place in the 2023 Scholastic Newspaper Award from American Scholastic Journalist
  • The high school’s literary magazine earned an “Excellent” ranking from the National Council of Teachers of English
  • In 2023, the Debate Team won 11 national tournaments, had 4 students compete in the Tournament of Champions, students placed 2nd and 3rd in Nationals, and Harrison debaters were 6 of the top 10 nationally ranked debaters in New York State
  • For the sixth time, since launching 13 years ago, the Debate Team has the #1-ranked Lincoln-Douglas debater in the nation