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Harmony High School

Public | 9-12 | 1853 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

If you are new to the school don't expect to play sports there is definitely a "good ole boy club" at this school the coaches don't play anyone that hasn't grown up here so save your child the disappointment and don't bother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My daughter went to Harmony for 1 semester, when unfortunately we had to move across town. I was very happy with the school, the parental involvement and the teachers. She had wonderful, caring teachers who were very good and helped her get her grades up from C's to B's and A's. I almost wish we had not move since her new school (Celebration High school) is not nearly as good. I have taught in several Osceola county high schools a a sub teacher and find Harmony to be the best of all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

This School is the best in the County. All of the teachers care about every individual. I am proud to say I am graduating from Harmony High School
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2007

I hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany who went to Harmony this year. We were pleased with the school as a whole. The staff was friendly. The school seemed to be organized and clean. We have several years until high school again but it was great to be a horn for the short time we did..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

Mrs. Pace became Principal this past school year and has done a wonderful job at Harmony. The school is very clean and secure. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

This is a great School, has AP & IP courses, Adminstration & Faculty are super!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

School is good, teachers are very helpful and informative. Adminstration are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

Harmony High School definitely has a lot to learn about teaching students. My child transfered into Harmony High School, and I was amazed at the difference in the school systems. The counselor involvement was next to minimal, and the academic offerings were poor (no AP or IB courses). Trying to volunteer with the high school was incredibly difficult, and I found that individual teachers would never contact me. Harmony High School is obviously a novice school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

505 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

432 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

432 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
93%
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 84% in 2012.

454 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 64% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

708 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 63%
Hispanic 27%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%60%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. GROVER BUTLER
Fax number
  • (407) 933-9901

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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3601 Arthur J Gallagher Boulevard
St. Cloud, FL 34771
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Phone: (407) 933-9900

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