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1301 Garfield Road
Harvard, IL 60033

(815) 943-6466
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July 28, 2014
This school was the worst experience my children have ever had. One of the previous reviewers said it was "a safe environment for children." I couldn't disagree more. While attending this school, they couldn't even walk home safely without being chased. They couldn't ride the bus without being pushed out of the seat. My oldest was tormented verbally or physically for the entire time he was there. He had bruises frequently to prove it. When we went to administration they told us he should "ignore" the kids bullying him. Teachers & staff did nothing to help & often blamed my child. When he stood up for himself, he was put into detention. When one child was sick, they'd get my other child & send them both home. The best thing that happened was moving & my children being able to go to decent schools that care about the children and their education. They were both behind in their new schools curriculum due to the poor education quality in the District 50 system, but now they have flourished & are doing well with their grades. My suggestion is, if you have a choice, enroll your children somewhere else. If negative stars were an option, this school would get the maximum!

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July 17, 2011
This school (and all district 50 schools) is currently being investigated by the Feds because the superintendent - who is also the head of the special education program, which is a violation in and of itself - went in and changed IEPs without consent of the parents or even notifying other teachers. She said it was because they couldn't afford staffings. Sounds more like laziness to me! @Ariana: I'm glad you like this school, but sweetie, it has a LONG way to go to catch up academically! (Hint: Check your spelling before posting.)

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April 12, 2006
Lets be honest, all the district 50 schools are in need. Every year we hear rumors for this program or that program being cut due to lack of funds. With that said, District 50 also has a lot of potential. With the right management and people being held accountable for the students performance on state testing, our children can really go far in life and accomplish their dreams. Harvard Junior High was easy for my children to adjust to, being a new school, and the whole 'junior high' thing, transferring classes, being more independent. The teachers in the junior high really push for the students to do their best and expect them to live up to their potential. The school is a safe environment for children to learn and be taught. The teachers there easy to talk to and to get ahold of, if you need to discuss something.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2005
The Harvard Junior High School is good in academic programs. I am not good at math so my teacher gives me extra help in math after school. I always learn new thing each year, and we hav pretty much every sport except Tennis and golf.We also have dances and incentive trips do the movies;the 8th graders get to go to Springfield and to the Cub's game. When we have assemblies about 50% of he parents go.

- submitted by a student
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Harvard Jr High School
1301 Garfield Road, Harvard, IL  60033
(815) 943-6466
Last modified Harvard Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harvard Jr High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top