Harrison High School (Arkansas)

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Harrison High School
Boone County Heritage and Railroad Museum.jpg
Harrison High School (Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Harrison High School (Arkansas)
Location 124 S. Cherry St., Harrison, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°13′30″N 93°6′38″W / 36.22500°N 93.11056°W / 36.22500; -93.11056Coordinates: 36°13′30″N 93°6′38″W / 36.22500°N 93.11056°W / 36.22500; -93.11056
Area less than one acre
Built August 17, 1912 (1912-08-17)
Architect Schwebke, Harry C.; Pollard, R.D.
Architectural style Prairie School, International Style
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 06001284[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 2007

The Harrison High School is a public high school serving tenth through twelve grade students in Harrison, Arkansas, United States.

Historic facility[edit]

The Old Harrison High School was built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. It was designed by architects Harry C. Schwebke and R.D. Pollard in Prairie School and International Style architecture.[1] The building served as the high school until 1952 before becoming the junior high through 1987. Soon thereafter, the site continues to serve the community as the Boone County Heritage Museum operated by the Boone CountyHistorical and Railroad Society.[2]

Modern facility[edit]

Academics[edit]

Harrison High School provides a comprehensive education for students in grades nine through twelve, which is accredited by AdvancED and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Students are engaged in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams prior to graduation.[3]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Harrison High School mascot is the Golden Goblin with blue and gold as its school colors. The Harrison Golden Goblins participate in interscholastic activities In the 5A West Conference under the administration of the Arkansas Activities Association. The Golden Goblins sport teams include baseball, basketball (boys/girls), cheerleading, cross country (boys/girls), debate, football, golf (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), softball, speech, tennis (boys/girls), track (boys/girls), and volleyball.[4]

  • Cross country: The girls cross country team is one of the state's most successful with nine state championships between 1993 and 2003, including a state record eight consecutive titles (1993–2000).[5]
  • Basketball: The girls basketball team captured three consecutive state championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002.[5]
  • Baseball: The baseball team won its first state baseball championship in 2008, with head coach Kirk Bock being awarded the District 6 Baseball Coach of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches of America.[6]
  • Soccer: As of the 2012 season, the boys soccer team is the state's only boys team with six state soccer championships winning 5A classification titles in spring 2002–2006 and 2008. The girls team are 3-time state champions with 5A titles in 2002, 2004 and 2011. Harrison boasts the 2010 NSCAA Arkansas Girls High School Player of the Year award winner.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Walks through History". Silva, Rachel. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved Aug 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved Aug 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "School Profile, Harrison High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved Aug 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "2012-13 Arkansas Sports Record Book". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "National High School Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year". National High School Baseball Coaches of America. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2010 State High School Players of the Year Announced". National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Retrieved October 24, 2013.