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Holly Harshman Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 409 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2010

As a parent of Holly Harshman you could not pay me to rate this school it has gone down hill this year If I had any other place I could send my kid I would The teachers just do not care about these kids here at all maybe their over worked are what ever but they just dont When you here this from over 200 other parents then thats when you know it is not you are your child it is the teachers and the school is not doing its job that we pay them to do...Teach Not Down Grade our Children...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. My son now has a love of reading and I contribute this to his 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Cox. We are looking forward to the 4th grade and another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

This year has given an entire new feel to the school. We have been so pleased with the positive interactions that we see on a daily basis. Thank you to the enire staff for all of their hard work to make my child feel welcome and learn to her potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

We recently enrolled in Holly Harshman this year. We have been so pleased. The teachers are amazing and do an excellent job at meeting my child's needs and making me feel comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

We just enrolled my granddaughter in this school and for the first time in over two years, she announced to us, 'I love this school!' It is a miracle! Thanks to the principal, office staff, school nurse, the teachers and students for making this happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

Very positive staff, excellent results, good parental involvement, another solid public school in Mena.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

I had a child in HHE this last school year and it was amazing. He had always played sick to try and stay home at his old school and last year the child didn't miss a single day. That's how much he loved the school and his teacher. With her help, he went from getting D's the year before to on the Honor Roll all last school year. I can't say enough praise for the school that gave my child the confidence to know he can do anything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I have a child at HHE and I feel the school is lacking in parent teacher relationships. The school doesn't really have much to offer a child in extracurriclar activities except in sports. The principal isn't very involved in meeting the parents, well that's how I see it anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 64%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Black 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Geyer Dr
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-3151

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