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William Henry Harrison High School2

Evansville, IN | Vanderburgh County

October 19, 2013

I am currently a junior at Harrison & I hate it. I don't get bullied, it has nothing to with any of the kids there. My problem is with administrators, they are never understanding, caring, or helpful. They only care about getting their job done as quick and easy as possible. With that being said they are quick to assign in school suspensions, and after school detention, just because they don't feel like dealing with the problem. The secretary's are very disrespectful to parents & kids, they believe that everyone is beneath them or as if they have more intelligence then you. The principal (Dr.Wells) I really don't even know what she does in the school. Oh yea & the councilors act as if they are the parent of your kid and refuse to switch classes to benefit the education of the kid.

August 5, 2013

I graduated in 2013, This school is not a school to send your children. This school administrations shows racial favoritism. They have no control over the student body. The teachers allow bulling and verbal attacks from the student to both them and the other students.

Submitted by a student

June 21, 2010

The staff is very rude to parents and students. Currently, the administration at Harrison is allowing racial favoritism. Staff treats parents as uneducated and beneath them instead of collaborating to work in the best interest of the children. I would not recommend this school to anyone on the east side of Evansville.

Submitted by a parent

May 13, 2010

My girlfriend is a student here and has issues all around. She has had a few different issues with being bullied. First major time was an issue with a group of girls. They threatened and made fun of her everyday. Her parents called the school numerous times and nothing was done. She also had a boy tell her that he was going to hit her in her face. When the school finally did something, over a month later, no one was actually punished. They were only told to stop. Thankfully, this worked and it didn't get worse. She has had issues with a couple of teachers as well. She is currently having an issue with a girl the was previously a friend, and is being bullied by her now. She is afraid to say anything for fear of it getting worse.

December 26, 2009

Our son is a freshman and we have had a very good experience with receiving the extra help he needs with classes this year.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2009

I think Harrison is a great school. The teachers are really nice and they want the students to do well. They are very helpful as well.

Submitted by a student

December 30, 2007

School principal lacks control of the school. Most teachers are uncapable of keeping control of a classroom.

Submitted by a parent

September 16, 2007

Several of the teachers were wonderful, the lack of enforcement of the zero bullying tolerance however overshadowed this aspect. I did not expect them to babysit my child but I did expect them to enforce her right to an education without fear of physical or mental threat.

Submitted by a parent

July 27, 2006

We have two boys that attend here and I have been very disappointed on multiple levels with their education thus far. So much so that we are looking to transfer them both. I'm not sure what the problem is but I would agree that parental involvement, for the most part, is not well received. I can't imagine that if they stayed in this environment, they would be prepared for college.

Submitted by a parent

June 10, 2006

I was *deeply* appalled by the experiences we had when my son transferred from another local high school to Harrison. The difference was night and day. The *elitist* attitude at this school was evident from day one. If you have a student with any type of special needs, this is not the school for you. My son, who was diagnosed with an affective disorder while attending, was treated *abysmally*. We had to remove him from the situation to avoid allowing the profound level of ignorance about this type of mental health issue to make his condition even worse, and so he is now home-schooled. Parental involvement was considered suspect here and clearly discouraged. The higher-up staff there is in dire need of sensitivity training to better deal with students who may not be neurologically typical. Shame on you Harrison! *Every* student is a person who matters!

Submitted by a parent

December 28, 2005

I graduated from this school in 2001. I liked this school and would not go choosen to go anywhere else in Evansville. I was an average student and I felt that I was prepared to go to college. I feel that if you get involved there are many extra-curricular activities to get involved in. I went to college in Kentucky and while talking with many of my friends who went to high school in college they were amazed at the courses that I was able to take while in a public high school.

Submitted by a former student

August 31, 2004

This school is filled with a bunch of ignorant teachers. I graduated in 2002 and this school did not prepare me for college. I feel the curriculum favors honors students but fails to include the average student. Also extracurricular activities are all but non-existant. The administration is much to harsh, the high school experience is hampered because of exess rules and strict inforcement of outdated and unjust rules. The tides have turned for this school, when I attended this school it was in the process of decline. Much of the school is run by the political/social agenda of the student teacher relationships.

Submitted by a former student

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