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Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 530

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1820 S. Harris Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204

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(480) 545-7060
(480) 926-7160
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July 28, 2014
We were thankful the year ended after attending Harris. The principal failed to properly address a situation that involved a police report and only offered an apology after contacting the district. My child's teacher seemed more interested that her students could pronounce her name with a Spanish accent and failed to enter any grades until the day before report cards came out. The staff seems nervous to make a mistake in fear of the principals wrath. The atmosphere and environment feel tense. I'd walk my child up hill both ways in the snow barefoot before attending Harris another year!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Dedicated teachers and they are always working hard! I am very impressed with the 6th grade teachers. They seem to have the student's best interest and are always keeping me involved in my child's learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
This school I had enough and will be placing my son in a new school. The front office staff is featherbrained, cant comprehend a simple task given to them. Ive called in to have my son in the font office because we have an appointment, we arrive five minutes later for them to ask why we are there, what for even though I had called. Along with it took them five more minuets for them to call to get him up the office. During a meeting just this Monday 3/10 the Principal decided he wanted to text and play with his phone. And we were discussing my sons education I was so furious to say the least. The school has a ton of pink eye breakouts, and strep throat, lice it feels like cess pool of germs. Ive sent my sons class room plenty of hand sanitizer and tissues. I understand kids are kids things get germs but threw out the whole year my other son has been in Val Vista Lakes Elementary not once has he come home with paper stating outbreaks or gotten sick. Yuck! I understand the buses are not apart of the school but we are getting tired waiting 25-30 minuets during the hot summer so late! They do not provide our buss route with air conditioned buss its Arizona ugh!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
The Gilbert School District, in Gilbert AZ has made such a difference in my child's ability to learn. She is severly Dyslexic and is 4 years behind. AZ recognizes Dyslexia and it's related disabilities and complies with the identificationa and implimentation of the appropriate interventions. she is finally learning and I am so impressed..words can not say how greatful I am for their ethical and compassion to do the right thing....Dear Lord and Harris Elementary thank you, for giving my child what she needs

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2009
All three of my children attended Harris and they all had wonderful caring teachers. I would hihly reccomend Harris. Carrie Barno

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
The students do not receive consequences when appropriate. For example one student hurt another student and nothing happened to the student who caused it. But the teachers are wonderful and give their all to each student.

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December 22, 2007
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January 31, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
November 21, 2006
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February 03, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
My child currently attends Harris and has for a couple of years. I think the principal should be commended for all her hard work as she makes this school work. There is much effort put into running this school. Also my child was blessed to have such a wonderful Kindergarden teacher, Mrs. O. Thanks to you dedication to the children, it showed.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
Overall my kids really enjoyed this school. They excelled in my areas here and the teachers are great, they make the kids fell great about themselves.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
This school was a big disappointment for the parents of a current student. As a result of this disappointment we are transferring the student. The teacher in the beginning of the year summoned parent support. I have been involved in schools every other Friday for three years as a volunteer and was only asked to help 2 times at Harris. I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and taught 7-8th grade years ago therefore I know my academic achievement was not an issue. I was told I was an excellent volunteer yet was not asked for help with the class. I wrote to the principal and teachers (2 different teachers this year) and received no support from the school. Very little feedback on the student s progress was ever given. This school was not rated high in my expectations of schools I am accustomed to working with.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
I had much problems finding out how my student was doing all year. I tried to communicate with little or no feedback.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2004
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Harris Elementary School
1820 S. Harris Drive, Mesa, AZ  85204
(480) 545-7060
Last modified Harris Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harris Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top