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Is The Harker School Worth It?

Is The Harker School Worth It?

The Harker Upper School is a wonderful private high school with great teachers, resources, and sense of community. I would highly recommend this school for its strong sense of community and wonderful academic resources, but there are social-justice related issues that students and alumni are currently battling against.

What is Harker’s acceptance rate?

The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Is Harker a boarding school?

In 1992, we became The Harker School. The boarding program closed in 2002, and the school became one of the largest K-12 independent college preparatory schools in the west.

How many students does Harker have?

800approximate, Upper School
The Harker School – Middle School Campus/Number of students

How many people went to Harker High School?

In 2012, Harker School had 11 Intel semifinalists, the most in California and second in the nation behind Stuyvesant High School in New York. In 2013, Harker School again had six Intel semifinalists, the most in California for the second year in a row, and one finalist.

What kind of classes does Harker School offer?

Harker School offers a diverse K–12 performing arts program. The upper school program offers courses in vocal and instrumental ensembles, acting, dance, and technical theater, as well as an intense focus program named the Certificate Program.

What is the mascot of Harker High School?

The school’s sports mascot is an eagle, as referenced in the school song lyrics: “We can make a difference, you and I / Ride on wings of eagles to the sky.” Harker has the highest ranking by the College Board for Advanced Placement test scores for AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, AP Chemistry, AP Microeconomics, and AP Calculus.

When did Harker high school start Science Talent Search?

The Harker School started participating in the Intel/Regeneron Science Talent Search competition with its first graduating class of 2002. Between the first graduating class of 2002 until 2019 Harker high school has produced a record 92 semi-finalists and 18 finalists.