Students enrolled 595
School leader Alfonso Denegri
District National Elementary
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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3235 East Eighth Street
National City, CA 91950

(619) 336-8200
(619) 336-8255
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4 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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October 24, 2013
having a before school and after school program gives the parents a lift on schedules and teaches the kids extra curricular activities that really builds up a child's self-esteem!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Back in the 80's my two sons attended Ira Harbison and did well. The teachers at that time were great with the kids and very dedicated in their work. Now my grandkids attend Ira. There is only one teacher there from the time my sons attended! That states something when a teacher is at one school for many, many years. I don't know every teacher there but the ones that I have met have all been great. Their concern and responsibility to the kids is amazing. Of course, education begins at home but teachers have alot to deal with in class with the various personalities of each kid plus size of classrooms are over capacity. There needs to be more money put into education because these kids are the future. Without a proper education, dropout rates may rise. Jobs are very difficult to find even with an education but at least given chance for each child to have a stable foundation and hopefully continue after high school. After school programs are great and thankful it is something offered for free. I do think school lunches should be improve because from what I hear, it's not that great, free or not free. I feel the school is well secured and atmosphere is pleasant. Great staff!

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2010
GREAT SCHOOL MY SON'S HAVE BOTH DONE EXCELLENT. AND HAD WONDERFUL TEACHERS. THIS SCHOOL IS VERY HELPFUL IN PROVIDING EXTRA SUPPORT WHEN NEEDED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHILD TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL. BOTH MY SON'S WILL BE RETURNING FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
I am very dissatisfied with this school. My children have attended the 09-10 school year. The Blue Ribbon Award for academics is a facade and does not give you a full view of the overall school environment. Please don't be fooled. They teach to test, not to educate or challenge their students. The classes were over sized, so there was no individual interest or attention given to help develop students. Even those with great potential!! There was a lack of consistent disciple especially for the older kids.The principle had no follow through, and didn't seem to know the pulse of activity in her school. We will definitely not be returning next year. :-/

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2009
I have heard a lot of good things about this school. So I decided to change my child back to Ira Harbison. The teacher noticed my daughter potential and was trying to accelerate her to higher level. However, for some reasons, the plan was cancelled. Anyway, I am very appreciate the teacher's afford. But I feel a little bit disappointed for the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
This school has been really helpfull to my daughter. I like the way that they know which student needs more effort on surtain things and they know how to help the students out and achive there goal

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
Love the teachers and the staff my daughter has improve alot ever since she first started although I need district permit I wuldn't change this school for nothing in the world is one of the best

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I have had the privilege of coaching these very talented student athletes for the past for years. Under my leadership we have achieved co-championship titles and championship titles in cheerleading, football, basketball, soccer, and coed blooperball. With the support of family, friends, and administrators, none of this would be possible. Keep up the good work! and Thank You for making my job worthwhile. Coach, Michelle Miana

- submitted by a staff
October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2005
This is a great school. The teachers and the principal are dedicated and caring. They try to reach out to all students and guide them in a positive direction. The only thing that would make the school better would be more parental involvement! My children and I will definitely miss this school!

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Ira Harbison School
3235 East Eighth Street, National City, CA  91950
(619) 336-8200
Last modified Ira Harbison School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ira Harbison School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top