Quite simply, sending your child to Harelson, is like having a wonderful family educate your child. Harelson is not 'just a school.' The teachers, support staff, families, and students all work together to make Harelson one of the most unique learning environments in public education. High expectations=high achievement. Fantastic teachers, and wonderful students are what you will find at Harelson. It is truly a campus filled with caring, respectful, and responsible human beings trying to make this world a better place.
Harelson teachers have high standards. They believe that children can rise to the lofty expectations set before them. Harelson is a school that families want their children to attend because of the nurturing environment.
Everyone at Harelson Elementary School cares about the health and wellbeing of every child enough to give 110% to each student every day!
The teachers are the best! They are exceptional in every way! They work long hours and give their hearts and souls to the children.
The teachers at Harelson are amazing! They put in so much time and do everything they can to make sure my children succeed!
This is the absolute best school I can think of ever sending my kids to. They challenge and encourage the children to strive for the next big goal all the time. My son has advanced and excelled in reading and math and is currently above his grade level. The experiences and activities, curriculum, and staff are amazing and the school more than deserves this money......
I love Harelson Elementary School because of the community the parents, teachers, staff and students have built. Harelson families know what it takes to help these youngsters grow and learn to become our future leaders, teachers and eventually parents.
My husband went to Harelson as a child and wanted our kids to go there as well. As an excelling school I had no reservations choosing Harelson for our kids. It has proven to be an amazing school with the greatest teachers and principal! The teachers are very creative in figuring out ways to give the best education with the little funding they get. The principal is always out there with the kids checking on them and being involved with their activities. I love this school and our kids do too!
Working at Harelson is like coming home. Everyone that I come in contact with, whether it be a student, a parent, a co-worker or the principal, is welcoming and happy to be a part of such a caring community. Even with all of the cuts in education, you can't take away the spirit of this amazing school. Go Bobcats!
At Harelson, students are the focus! Parents, teachers, administration and staff work together to help students achieve amazing growth and become responsible citizens. From the Kindergarten Rodeo to the 6th Grade Musical, every grade level has programs that excite students and bring out their creativity. I wouldn't want my children to attend any other school!
We are incredibly fortunate to be part of such an amazing community at Harelson! By nurturing, supporting, challenging, leading and growing our children with the help of an amazing staff of gifted teachers and strong leadership from our administration, there is an overwhelming feeling that we are ALL a part of what makes our school stand out among the rest. With every passing year, we become a closer community, brought together by our love for our children and our common goal to help them strive to be their best selves. Many talk about what we do not have in this challenging time, but what we DO have is a community that will rally together and help our children and our teachers. We are proud to be Bobcats!
Harelson is a caring, loving community with high standards of excellence for all students! It's the best and I've taught in six different schools in three different states.
I have never heard a negative comment about Harelson. The teachers, staff, principal and parents are stupendous! Amazing atmosphere of caring and dedicated people. My daughter excels and is truly happy in this nurturing environment. I give the school an A+.
Our family loves Harelson. We've had fantastic teachers who have taken the time identify my child's strengths and weaknesses. We're also very impressed that Principal Heinemann knows every child in the school by name. My child loves the library and is fortunate to be at an elementary school that shares a library with a middle school. We look forward to many more wonderful years to come at Harelson!
Harelson is the first school I taught at and I would gladly teach here until the day I retire! The students are truly the best, the parents are involved and supportive, and the teachers care about each other and most of all their students. Harelson is a genuine community where every member is important and valued. If you want to see a happy school, come to Harelson!
Harelson has the reputation for being a school that produces well educated, future citizens of the world. We are an Excelling school and we have teachers and parents who work together to provide the best education for their children. It is a community school and we see ourselves as one big family! I have taught at Harelson for over 15 years and it ranks as one of the best public schools in America! I am proud to teach at Harelson!
Harelson is an excelling school. For those of us that know that there is more to a great school than a lable based on test scores, Harelson is wonderful. The faculty and staff have a great sense of balance between rigorous academics and nurturing activities. The school promotes community and student/parent/faculty involvement and interaction. What a great place to be.
We moved here in 2008 after a horrible kindergarten experience in Texas. My daughter hated going to school there. We never saw the principal and the teachers seemed disconnected. When we moved I decided to look for a school where people liked the principal and out of all the schools we chose Harelson. It s been the best experience. The teachers here are incredible and it s not just a school it s a community. My daughter is in 2nd grade but still quotes her 1st grade teacher. Her second grade teacher has instilled a love of reading in her that she didn t have prior to school starting. I am so excited for 3rd grade and I have another child entering kindergarten next year too. We have moved a second time since coming to Arizona and we moved across the street from another great school but there s no way I m giving this up. We now open enroll and drive to Harelson each day.
Harelson Elementary School is like one big family. Teachers, parents and students all work together to create this family friendly environment that is excited to learn and grow together.
Harelson is an awesome school - all the teachers are exceptional and really care about the education of kids. Admin staff is great!
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