Harding High School

Harding High School has an enrollment of over 1,000 students, and has consistently shown gains in our performance ratings the past two years. Check the Harding Herald online at www.presidentialpress.com

At Harding, our highly trained faculty and staff work to improve in the areas of Next Generation Learning, Literacy, Leader In Me values, and Diploma+, where acceptance for all of our graduates is our goal. Harding is proud to offer Gear Up, a premier counseling and scholarship program for all of our students.
In addition to core offerings in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math, Harding hosts four career technical programs: Early Childhood Education, Health Technologies, Exercise Science, as well as the only Global Logistics program in Ohio.
Harding offers both 5 and 30 hour programs of college credit opportunities for our learners with our partners at Marion Technical College and Ohio State University at Marion, including unique in-house courses in Sociology, Psychology, and Criminology. Harding students can complete coursework in Project Lead The Way, and compete in a nationally recognized robotics program. 
Additionally, Harding students can participate in over 55 activities, including fine arts programs in Music, Choir, and Orchestra that are regionally recognized, as well as competitive MOAC Conference teams that have produced college athletes consistently. 

College and Career Success at Harding High School

District News

  • Serving students a Thanksgiving stuffed with love and support

    As students and teachers wrapped up their last day before Thanksgiving and administrators pondered testing and staff development schedules, schools throughout Marion City School District paused to give thanks on Tuesday.

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  • Benjamin Harrison celebrates opening of hatchery

    Benjamin Harrison Elementary, an elementary school in the Marion City School District, is giving students a taste of the farm life. Students celebrated the opening of the Harrison Hatchery, which is now the home of chickens Midnight, Chica, Penny and Lulu. Teachers Leeann Teynor and Janeen Heilman are hopeful that the project gives birth to an opportunity for students to learn about agriculture.

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  • Grant student opens Leader in Me Symposium

    Eighth grader Jahki Henderson spoke about what being a leader means to him.

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  • Class of 1979 issues challenge

    Past high school classes are joining in the effort to raise money for Harding Stadium renovations. The Harding High School Class of 1979 is working to raise at least $1,000 to achieve Red and Black status for the campaign dedicated to raising money for renovations. The renovations will include a synthetic turf system.

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Bus routes for the 2016-17 school year are now available. Click here for Harding High School's bus routes.

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