August/September Star Students

2nd Grade Family Night

Welcome Ms. Salazar!

Ms. Salazar is a new EL para. She is a 2017 Central High Graduate. She is currently studying languages at Ivy Tech. Ms. Salazar has two younger siblings. She enjoys going to church and choir. Ms. Salazar loves to read and plays the piano. Her favorite food is pozole. She want to help students succeed at Harrison. We welcome you Ms. Salazar! 

Ms. Salazar

Welcome Ms. Angarola!

Ms. Angarola is a new special needs teacher. 

Mrs. Angarola

Welcome Mrs. Aviles!

Mrs. Aviles is a new special needs teacher. She has thee children. She attended IUN. She loves spending time with her family, being outside, bike rides, and reading. She is looking forward to getting to know her students and wants this school year to be successful and fun. We welcome you Mrs. Aviles!

Mrs. Aviles

Welcome Mr. Mercado!

Mr. Mercado is a new kindergarten teacher at Harrison! He is the father of five boys. He attended Calumet College of Saint Joseph. Mr. Mercado wants all of his students ready for first grade! We welcome you Mr. Mercado!

Mr. Mercado

Welcome Ms. Rivera!

Ms. Rivera is a new sixth grade teacher at Harrison! She is the oldest of four. She attended Indiana University. Ms. Rivera lived in East Chicago for ten years. She is excited about her first year teaching sixth grade! We welcome you Ms. Rivera! 

Ms. Rivera

Welcome Mrs. Ramirez!

Mrs. Ramirez is a new fourth grade teacher at Harrison! She was previously a high school teacher and was also an elementary teacher for one year. She is the mother of three children and two step-children. Mrs. Ramirez attended Purdue Calumet in Hammond. She is so happy to be teaching fourth grade! Welcome to Harrison!

Mrs. Ramirez

Welcome Mr. Bailey!

Mr. Bailey is Harrison's new dean! He is the middle child and has two siblings. Mr. Bailey has one daughter. He attended Danville College in Illinois where he ran track. He coached high school football and track and is now a football coach at Block Middle School and will coach track at the high school. We welcome you Mr. Bailey!

Mr. Bailey

2019/2020 School Supplies

Harrison Student Council fundraiser "Pennies for Paws" was a huge success! Harrison students raised $873.00! An outdoor kennel and pet supplies were donated to the East Chicago Animal Control Center. Mayor Anthony Copeland greeted members of the student council at the center during a dedication ceremony on May 31, 2019.

Harrison Volunteers Rock!


Please complete the following Benjamin Harrison Elementary School Student Inquiry Form in order to help our school improve for your needs.


Through being identified as a Comprehensive Improvement School by the Indiana Department of Education, we have the opportunity to engage in a Comprehensive Needs Assessment that will build our School Improvement Plan. In order to take part in these improvement processes, we have partnered with Equitable Education Solutions, a preferred provider at the Indiana Department of Education. As such, Equitable Education Solutions has asked that parents submit a Benjamin Harrison Elementary School Parent Inquiry Form. This form should take no longer than ten minutes and will greatly impact the outcomes of this process.

Thank you in advance for your help!


Al ser identificada como una Escuela de Mejora Integral por el Departamento de Educación de Indiana, tenemos la oportunidad de participar en una Evaluación Integral de Necesidades que construirá nuestro Plan de Mejora Escolar. Para participar en estos procesos de mejora, nos hemos asociado con Equitable Education Solutions, un proveedor preferido en el Departamento de Educación de Indiana. Así que Equitable Education Solutions ha pedido que los padres completen una Encuesta de Padres. Este formulario no se debe tomar más de diez minutos para completar y tendrá un gran impacto en los resultados de este proceso.