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Campaign For Achievement Issues Grades For Harrison Schools

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Most Harrison schools scored above state averages in student performance, graduation rates and achievement gaps on report cards released by the New York Campaign for Achievement Now.

The NYCAN graded all 4,700 public schools in the state using data from the 2010-11 New York State Assessments. Schools were awarded grades from A to F based on student performance, subgroup performance, achievement gaps and graduation rates.

Harrison High School received a "B-" grade for student performance, with 73.5 percent of students performing proficient or better on reading and math exams. The state average was 79 percent. Harrison High School received a "B-" in graduation rates, with 91.4 percent of students in the Class of 2011 graduating. The state average was 76.8 percent.

Louis M. Klein Middle School scored a "B" grade for student performance, with 79 percent of students scoring proficient or better on reading and math exams, well above the state average of 53.5 percent. The school scored a "B-" grade for subgroup performance based on 57 percent of low-income, black and Latino students scoring proficient or better on tests. The state average was 41.6 percent. The school received a "D+" grade for its achievement gap.

Harrison's elementary schools received a "B-" grade for student performance, with 73 percent of students performing at proficient or better levels, compared with the state average of 59.5 percent. Elementary schools received a "C+" in subgroup performance, and a "C-" for its achievement gap. Both scores were above state averages.

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