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Har-Ber High School

Public | 10-12 | 1622 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 9, 2014

Chemistry and Biology gave reviews as homework which were due the day of the test with no corrections prior to the test. Worksheets done in class the ENTIRE 2nd semester of Chem. Little, and poor teaching in both classes. AP Lit - kids wrote paper after paper that were "peer-reviewed", no instruction = no improvement! Awful class with a HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE READING SELECTION 2nd semester, and no reading list provided in advance. Surprise! FANTASTIC AP History teachers - US and World - the absolute BEST! Highly committed to the kids' success! "Counseling" is a joke. Don't even waste your time trying to see one - I don't know a single parent who ever has, unless they had a transfer student. Do your college planning on your own! Do your HS course selection on your own! And be careful, because changing classes takes an act of congress. Great selection of elective classes - we found the best teachers to be in those classes rather than in the core courses. Overall, probably an average experience, but in some cases very frustrating when your child WANTS to succeed and the core teacher(s) seem to be checked out. No innovation, creativity, or changes to improve results. Just status quo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

Great school with teachers who really care about their students success. I am a former student.


Posted February 24, 2012

The previous reviewer is clearly angry about something. I have found the opposite to be true. We moved our oldest to this school in the middle of the year last year. His counselor spent an entire day and half of the next with him alone, making out his schedule and ensuring he was comfortable. The teaching staff is excellent. School sports are outstanding. My child has routinely expressed how much nicer his fellow students are than the kids he went to school with on the East coast. Har Ber is a great place to attend high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Terrible school and administration. Would not recommend Springdale Public Schools to any parent wanting a quality education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
18%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined 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 65% 64%
Hispanic 25% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 2% 21%
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 36%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Jones Rd
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: (479) 750-8777

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