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Harp Elementary School

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Posted March 8, 2010

My daughter attends Harp Elementary in Springdale. She was struggling in reading, but after she transferred to Harp, her reading level jumped 2 grade levels in 6 months. Big progress, and she loves school! I can only say good things about the administrators and teachers, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My child has been at Harp since First grade. I thought it was the best school until my child started getting bullied. Then things changed very fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

Could not be happier with the teachers, staff, and programs the school has to offer. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Children are priority 1 @ Harp Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

As an active parent, I feel too much emphis is being placed on 'Test Scores'. Children are not encouraged to be children, but good test takers. I feel if we concentrated more, on quality of character, manners and social skills, the time it would take is the time we must take for our children's mental wellbeing over anything a statistic could ever hope to accomplish. The rest woould be taken care of i due time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

What an awesome school! The principal and all staff are very involved w/the students and parents. They are always available to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

You will not find a better trained, postive staff in another school. Harp won the International Reading Association award for the state of Arkansas in 2007.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2006

So far, I have been more than impressed. I feel very safe with the way the school has it set up, letting no one in at the end of the day. The students are called to leave (3p.m) by their name via walkie talkie. The teachers are super nice, and my little boy loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

It has been a lifelong endeavor to find the school with the teaching staff that truely has the students best interest at heart. Teachers who teach and do not just have a job! A place where you know that the principle down through every staff member has the call to lead as well as teach. Harp has, after 32 years accomplished this endeavor. We have been enlightened and given hope that the future just might hold the same high standards and caring in the acedemic community. Because of this staff our children will have a higher standard of exellence. They will indeed know a teacher when they encounter one..We thank you and give praises for a calling well done!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
51%
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
Hispanic 57% 10%
White 28% 64%
Black 5% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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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2700 Butterfield Coa
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 750-8740

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