My daughter is in kindergarten and this is our first school experience. It is a great experience for me and my child. We love her teacher (Ms Williams) and the staff here at the school. I've witnessed the superior learning experience that the children receive and it's a refreshing feeling to watch the kids grow and excel with the help and support of the teachers, tutors, mentors and guidance. I'm extremely happy we chose to enroll our daughter at HLES. The PTA team is awesome and supportive. I commend the Principal and Assistant Principal for all that they do and commit to seeing that out children are provided the best opportunity to learn.
This school does not have a fancy building or curb appeal, but it does have outstanding teachers who are doing their best to educate our children! Our child has done exceptionally well there. Since it is a Tittle I School, they get extra funds for programs that further help in a well-rounded education. I definitely recommend it!
HLES is a wonderful school where my 1st grader and 3rd grader are thriving academically. The teachers and administration are well qualified and supported by a growing community of parents, church and civic groups as well as local businesses. There are many great clubs and extra curricular activities for the students to explore and learn beyond the classroom setting. The PTA is active and encourages families to participate through their blog and Facebook pages. The school building might be old but it's the environment of engaging learning that allows parents like me to look beyond the physical building and focus on the great things happening inside. HLES is an excellent public school option in Mableton!
My children have been going to HLES since my oldest started school and this is her last year before middle school. We have never had a teacher who wasn't loving, caring or wasn't amazing towards each student at the school. I am very involved at the school and have never heard or seen a teacher or another staff member be mean or rude to any child. We love HLES and all of the amazing loving teachers am staff members at the school. HLES is one of the big reason we Haven't moved out of the area!!
This school is terrible, I placed my son there for 2 weeks at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. I was told by the counselor Ms.Shepherd that they couldn't do anything with my son who was in 2nd grade. They said they would have to move him back to first grade and it would be good and should fit his personality better. The teachers/staff are mean to the students, unless your child is accustomed to people handling them mean and rudely they will not adapt here. It's ashame tax payers in this school district cannot get anything for the taxes we pay. We can't get descent teachers to care for an teach our beautiful children. Cobb County shame on you for allowing these people to represent this side of Cobb. The school definitely need friendly, loving and kind teachers. First you need to get the child to love you before you can teach. My son is excelling in private school now because he loves his teacher and he loves learning. I speak for a good bit of this district who are zoned for this school in saying this school is not a place you would put your child for nurture and growth.
My child is attending this school for 3 years and its been a wounderfull experience so far. We came from the private school and our concerns flew away very quickly. The teachers are profetional, caring and involved. The principal and her assistant where attentive to any request and concern we had. I love this school and hope it will go higher in the rate cause its worth more!!
This is one of the worst school experience I have ever know. We moved from out of state, from a state that is not know for its public schools. Our old school looks fantastic compared to this dump. The school is unclean, they have no funding, and the leadship has a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, we bought a house in this school district, and will have to pay to move our kids to private school next year. We are very disappointed in this school, our kids are learning a year behind. VEry below average school
Go to the District!! The Principal's Boss Start at the top. Better yet the Super. The school need a cleaning and an unexpected observation from Cobb County Schools staff from Glover Street. They need to come out and see, hear whats going on behind the "smiles". The asst. principal, Mckinney is awesome, only asset of the school.
My child has thrived in this school. When she started Kindergarten, she only knew a few sight words, now she is an accelarated reader, reading at a first grade level! She has learned so much this year, and I have to give credit to her dedicated and wonderful teacher. The Principal is approachable and easy to talk to. Parental involvement could be better, but we are working on it. We are definitely going back for first grade!
the teachers at this school are horrible!!! they bully the kids and speak very bad to them!!!! how can i change my childs school? the principal doesnt do anything!!!!
I am very dis-pleased over all with this school's principal and some of the teachers.I have had a teacher put their hands on my child,i have attended school dance functions that have foul language rap playing.I have seen the Principal put out to the entire school and students her political views.I have had teachers say horrible things to my children so bad that i have been documenting everything.This has been a horrible experience for me and i will not have my children attend this school again.
In the two years my children have been at HLES, they have thrived! Thanks to the committed and responsive teachers, they are growing both academically and socially. The assistant principal and the principal are more than available for my questions. Plus, with the various clubs--art, chorus, blogging, violin, cheerleading, LM Smart, etc.--there is plenty of opportunity for well rounded experiences. PLUS, classrooms are quiet; kids are focused. There aren't the disciplinary distractions at HLES that there are at other schools. I just wish the PTA had more cash to work with. My kids are challenged and happy. So come on parents! Support your school! Don't waste your money on private school, save that financial burden for college.
My daughter attends Harmony Leland. The principal is unapproachable and parents are often redirected to the Assistant Principal. The teachers and staff, with whom I have had dealings, show a genuine concern for the children and their academic achievement. It is my guess that involvement from parents will improve if/when the HLE administration make a conscious effort to continue in the initiative to recruit and solicit for fathers to become more involved, without completely disregarding and/or alienating mothers.
My son attended this school from Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and I was impressed by the continuous strides they made towards excellence during his time there. Through it s partnership with PTA, the school has increased parental involvement and implemented numerous programs that directly support the enrichment of the students learning experience. The teachers and staff are awesome. I continuously see them working longer hours even though their pay has decreased. For ALL the HLES teachers reading this review, allow me to say WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!
My daughter recently graduated from HLES, I have another daughter in the 3rd grade and a son in the 1st grade... This school has gone through some serious changes and it's AWESOME! They have secured some of the finest quality teachers around and the parent/teacher communication is bar none! Thanks HLES, for a great experience!
Harmony has been great for my son. The PTA is active and informative. The teachers and staff communicate well with the parents, and this has been a great transition from a Charter School. The extra curricular programs are excellent.
I see a real change happening at this school (Harmony Leland Elementary). The school (by parents' votes) is enforcing a uniform code. I see more parents getting involved (our PTA jumped over 100 % in 2008-09). The PTA is offering 2 new programs designed to get even more parents involved : three4me (where parents committ 3 volunteer hours per school year) and the All Pro Dads program, designed to get fathers on deck. If you are a parent out there in the 30126 district that is nervous of public schools, specifically Harmony Leland Elementary; feel the need to pour into other local public schools, I encourage you to give this school a chance. Harmony offers a slew of art programs through YAMS. I have 3 kids (twins in kindergarten and a 3rd grader) and am a proud member of the PTA. Thanks for reading :-)
I am a very proud parent of a kindergartener at Harmony-Leland. My daughter's primary teachers are Mrs.Causey and Mrs.Cox. I've had the opportunity to visit the classroom during instructional time and found their interaction with the students to tremendous. Also, I've had the opportunity to interact with the Principal ( Mrs. Simmons-Deveaux) and her staff on several occasions and they are great! My daughter came from a local private school and truthfully we were a bit skeptical upon entering Harmony-Leland. I am proud to say we are extremely happy with the academic environment and ,more importantly, the level of care for the students from the faculty and staff. As result, my daughter has had a great experience thus far at Harmony-Leland. Thanks Harmony-Leland for a GREAT kindergarten year.....Russell Gibson
I am A very proud former Student From Harmony~Leland. Harmnoy Lealand had the best 5 years of my life and I will miss this Awesome school very dearly! The principal Mrs.Simmons-Deveaux and Assistent Principal Miss.Maynard (who we will all miss because she was moved to another school) are the best principals in the whole world. The teachers are also really great and will give your child a good education. The best teachers at Harmony~Leland are-Mrs.Grizzle,Mrs.Barnes,Mrs.Kim Williams,Mrs.Raki,Mrs.G and Mrs.Fredrick!!! I love all my teachers like mommys :) Go Cheetahs!!!! ~ *Karla Leiva *~
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.
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