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Harmony Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted November 6, 2009

I love this school. The changes made during dismissal have only added to the safety of the students. I love that students learn the 'Manner of the Month.' I really think the principal is trying to build good students who will be successful in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

I give this school a high five. They are excellent all the way around. I finally found the elementary school we were looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

This school is full of bullies. We are newer to the area and my kids have had nothing but problems. The teachers and principal do nothing. The school staff is very unwelcoming to parents and they assume fault of the kids even if the staff did not witness the situation. I hear and have read that some of the schools closer to town are better. We are considering a move this summer based on the poor experience we are having with the school(s). I wish the government would give parents an option to receive the tax $$$ given to the schools to educate their kids as we see fit say in a private school or home studies???? God knows the money is not being spent properly when the school asks for tissues and hand sanitizer. What do you think?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

sept.08 not happy with some of the changes new principal has made. and when it starts to rain maybe she will see some of the many flaws with the changes. as for after school pick up- i will be forced to park in street or stop in pickup lane as with my truck you must open front door to be able to open the back doors - then when kids get in they cant reach out to close the front door and i cant reach unless get out. so the drive through pick up is a mess and the kindergarten dropoff and pick up is awful. I also feel cut off from being able to see teacher of my kids so I fell that the school is being unwelcoming to parents. I understand need for security but it now seems like an unwelcoming prison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

Principal is grand! Some support staff are only there for the paycheck-not the children. Most teachers love to teach and it shows. Our family has encountered 2 upper grade level teachers that relied on the AR language Arts and AR Math to do the teaching for them. I was disappointed in that theory. First through Third grade teachers were outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

I love this school, you could not find a better principal anywhere in the U.S. And all the teachers are great...Outstanding school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

Amazing school! I moved to this neighborhood specifically for this school and have not regretted it! It is well run and organized, a good environment and high standards. The kindergarten program is where my son is and his teacheris wonderful-he is learning a lot and loves going to school. This school is definitely a place where you want to send your child to learn! The office staff is helpful and friendly and the principal is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

The quality leval of everything, from academic programs, to music, art and at Harmony elem. Is great.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

852

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

852

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females72%
Males62%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females73%
Males70%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females55%
Males34%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females76%
Males68%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females71%
Males60%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females83%
Males84%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner92%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate78%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females68%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females71%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females43%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 48%
White 32%
Black 10%
Two or more races 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Alisa Fallon
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1500 South Cawston Street
Hemet, CA 92545
Phone: (951) 791-1830

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