School is moving in right direction but lack of parental involvement keeps school from reaching full potential. As a mentor I just do not see enough from parents. If we look at some of the higher ranking schools parental involvement is off of the charts.
Under Mrs. Ervin, the school was a wonderful innovative place for our children's education. The current administration, especially the principal, are destroying the school from the inside out. They spend all of their time covering for each others incompetence rather than focusing on quality education. Most, if not all of the good teachers are leaving. Parental involvement is at an all time low. More than likely because we are seen as the enemy and not as a partner in our kids' education. No one cares about this school anymore. All of the blame lies at the feet of the principal. The administration is obstinate, secretive and very protective of itself. This is a sad and shameful circumstance that has befallen what was once a shining star the community could be proud of. If the administration isn't removed, this once great school will undoubtedly continue on its rapid descent into mediocrity.
Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up.
Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up - starting with the so-called leadership! God help our children...
Unfortunately, this school suffers from many of the same issues that most of the South Cobb area schools do. The leadership in the school is inadequate. There is no clear vision, the principal seems very disconnected from the students and parents. This had adversely affected parental support and activism. In a very short period of time, this school has really deteriorated.
HLES at one time had the best interest of the kids at heart. My daughter attended K-5 and was able to achieve high scores throughout. There have been alot of good teachers that have left over time. The few great teachers who are left are facing an administration that discourages alot of positive energy within the faculty. The bureauercracy is taking the light out of our children. The middle schools nor the high schools in this district are very promising. Parents, GET EDUCATED!
I am the parent of a fourth grader at Harmony Leland. Under past leadership, this school was one of the most innovative schools in the county. I am extremely dissappointed in the new administration.
My children love this school tremendously. The staff is caring and dedicated. Parent involvement is good but could be better. I have remained in an apartment complex for 3 1/2 years just to stay in this school district.
I am the parent of a 1st grader at Harmony-Leland, a Leonard Bernstein School of the Arts. I am totally pleased with my experiences within the school. There is an awesome environment of nurturing, caring and learning throughout. Under the direction of the Principal, Mrs. Ervin, the school has made and continues to make wonderful progress. Kudos also to Mr. Weathers, Ms. Maynard, the counselors, teachers and paraprofessionals. My son attends one of the best elementary schools in Georgia.
My son is in 1st grade at Harmony-Leland. Harmony-Lelannd is a school with great leadership, which causes high moral with teachers and staff which transpires effective teaching. Students respect each other and their teachers. Students are challedged and learn in a loving and caring environment. It is truly harmonious, living up to the schools'name!
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