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Harmony Community School

Public | K-8 | 891 students

 
 

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Posted February 7, 2014

I am happy my kids are attending this school, specially the younger one. Learning leadership principles at an early age, as well as, receving strong academics prepares kids for the demands they will find as they grow up. My son started in middle school and I can already see the difference in his attitude and dedication. I love the staff's attentiveness and responsiveness when I e-mail them, and even though, I haven't met the principal, he obviously has put together a great group of dedicated teachers who understand the value of a strong educational foundation and how to motivate kids of all ages to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

My daughter started when the school opened. She was on the honor roll since the first day till we moved... we are heartbroken and although we moved... we are planning to move back because of this school. The only problem was they didnt take priority when it came to bully claims.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

We Loved this school! My children went to this school for the first 3 years. 2 in elementary ,1 went through the middle school..We are very heart sick that we were rezoned...This was the BEST school my children have attended in Osceola county..Wonderful teachers, staff very friendly and helpful..The Principal was outstanding...This school went above and beyond my expectations for being a new school..My only negative about it is I wish school could start at 8:45am like some of the other schools... We are going to miss this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

The principal is definetely a leader who's passion is to prepare our children to become the best responsible students and citizens which is awesome for the growth of the children, but, there is a teacher in third grade who is not a kid friendly, which concern me very much for the sake of other students. I really belief this teacher belong to another field that has nothing to do with kids. This "teacher" do not even have people skills. To be a teacher at least you have to like kids if nothing else at least that qualification is required. The impresion I get is that she do one thing in front of the principal and do something else when she is along with the kids. My kid was so afraid of her.


Posted February 9, 2010

This is a new school, as stated, with teachers hand picked by the principal, who is also a great leader and parent friendly. All the teachers I have met, those of my student, and those I have interacted with at the school, always have a smile, take time for all students, not just their own, in the hallways, and speak to parents, not just their own. The students here also speak to you, whether they know you are not, in a friendly and courteous manner. You can stop and ask any student what they are learning, and they can tell you! The school places leadership at the top of the game with academics, community and parent involvement, and truly believes in working together with the parents and community to value everyone, everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

Harmony Community School is a new K-8 school. It is well staffed, and the class sizes are small compared to other public schools in the area. Higher grades (6-8) do have limited enrollment. There is excellent interaction between students, teachers, and parents who wish to get involved. This past year- students scored above the state average in all grades on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) which compares scholastic aptitude throughout the District, and State. In its 'breakout' year, Harmony Community School scored consistently well. Placing in the top three District wide in almost all grades tested and placing First in Reading and Math in several grades at the Middle School Level, as well as Science. It is an excellent school with computerized interactive white boards (what one would expect in Universities) It has more the feel of a private school than a public one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

Harmony Community School is the Best school ever. It has the very best principal & asst. principal, the very best teachers & staff 'that was personally chosen by the principal'. HRCS has a Great learning & family atmosphere. I have volunteered all through out this past school year & everyday I have felt welcomed there as much as the people that do work there. Everyone always have a smile on their face. I have watched many teachers teach their classes & they have very wonderful teaching skills. From the front office door, your child is in a totally safe environment 'No I.D. No Entery'. My children love this school & everything about it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 84%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 3%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%60%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3365 Schoolhouse Road
Osceola County, FL 34773
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Phone: (407) 892-1655

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