I went to Harelson 20 years ago and now my son is in kindergarten there. I can't say enough about the quality education he is getting and the overwhelming devotion of the teachers and support staff. My 6th grade teacher in 1980 is STILL teaching at Harelson! It's an amazing learning environment and I am thrilled my son is so happy there!!
The principal is a great ambassador for this school . His accessability to both parents and students is a major factor in the 'family' feel of this campus. I appreciate the benefits of the liberal open enrollment philosophy even though we live within the boundary. The students are made aware of the high expectation of not just academic excellence but good citizenship as well. The teachers have maintained their professionalism and dedication to excellence despite all of the budget turmoil .
I went to Harelson from K-6th grade. It was a fantastic learning enviorment then and still is. The dedication and heart of the teachers and staff make this school one of a kind. I now have two boys who attend Harelson. Some of the teachers who used to teach me are now teaching my children. I wouldn't have my children attend any other school!
The teachers are top notch and very caring. My Grandchildren are in 1st and 2nd grade and are learning beyond their grade level. Teachers and Principal are the best. This school is doing the very best. My Daughter moved to this district for the school, also this school has a large number of open enrollment students. Which proves a point that is one of the best.
The parents are really involved, and the principal is very down to earth and manages the school well.
Harelson school is great. My grandaughter loves it and is doing really well. I love that the kids get to be in plays every year and everyone participates. I enjoy visiting the school when I come to Tucson. The teachers are awesome.
We love Harelson! I have two children at Harelson and can't say enough about how much the kids love school, and how much we love the teachers, administration and staff!
Harelson is a wonderful, nurturing, caring environment for my girls to learn in. We feel part of a family at Harelson and could not imagine our kids going to any other school, public or private. Our principal is top notch and our teachers are incredible. The dedication and hard work put forth by the teachers and administration at Harelson is to be commended!!
I love Harelson Elementary School! We moved to the district just so my kids could go to school there! The teachers are great, it has a great reputation, and it is a beautiful campus. It has one of the best principals around, always involved in everything.
This school feels like a family. As a teacher at this school I have built relationships with students and families that have carried on far beyond the school year. I continue to watch these children grow and learn and have become a part of their lives. It feels like a community and I am blessed to be a part of it!
This school is so devoted to it's students! The teachers and staff always go above and beyond for the good of the children.
Fantastic Principal and Teachers. Love everything about it and so does my daughter. I also love the garden on the school grounds.
My grandchild lives with us and we are very pleased with the progress and healthy environment she has received her first year here at Harelson. Her 4th grade teacher has been outstanding and we and our grandchild could not be happier.
Winifred Harelson Elementary is the best! The cooperation between administrator and staff is tremendous!
I open-enrolled my children at Harelson, because of its reputation for excellence. I have never been disappointed. The teachers at Harelson are incredibly committed to giving each and every student a quality education. They are masters of differentiation, making sure that each student is getting what they need at their level. These teachers work tirelessly before and after school to be their very best when their students are in class. They are enthusiastic and strive to make learning fun! They go above and beyond to stay in communication with parents, and are available for questions and concerns. The administrative staff is so welcoming to parents and they are an integral part of why the school runs so smoothly. Last but by no means least; Mr. Heinemann does a phenomenal job as Principal. He knows all the students by name, as well as their parents. His leadership is driven by his desire for excellence and his heart. He truly cares about the Harelson Community as a whole; the students, parents and teachers. His goal to ensure that every child gets a quality education is present in everything he does. When a school is lead by that example, it s no wonder Harelson is an Excelling School for the 7th year in a row! You would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated group of educators, and in the current environment in Arizona in regards to education, seeing these teachers and administrators give 150% every day is inspiring!
I feel like the teacher and the administration really care about their student's success.
I love Harelson School because of Ms. Wherry, the Nutcracker and Wizard of Oz presentations, the field trips, the many creative and stimulating learning experiences and the love and support of both friends and teachers enjoyed by my grandson, Max.
Harelson is a wonderful school, full of talented teachers and dedicated staff. The principal is very involved in every aspect of the school and knows the students by name. My children have strived there and I couldn't think of a better place to send them for elementary school.
The teachers and administration truly care about the success of the students. It feels like one big family! My son has had the most wonderful teachers that are passionate about what they do. I'm very grateful that I am able to have him enrolled at Harelson!
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