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Harmony Elementary School

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Posted May 6, 2013

Harmony is very lucky to have Dr Austin as its principal. Her leadership abilities and her previous experience in the Blue Valley district administrative offices(curriculum) are evident in the day to day operation of the school. In addition, she is incredibly outgoing and knows most parents by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Harmony elementary is a great school, wonderful teachers and wonderful teaching. Kids get good scores and good Physical activity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Good teachers and administrative staff - couldn't be happier with the Harmony Elementary!!! My children love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I'm very pleased my son went to Harmony this past school year. I agree they have to many treats and it could be different but still it's a great elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

Agree with the prior comment - too many treats (doughnuts, cupcakes, ice cream, etc) used as rewards at this school. Not nearly enough after school curriculum. Cottonwood Point has a great after school program. Wondering why all schools don't have this option?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

For gifted children exceptional rating. 4th grade Excellent. 5th grade Average. Administration--excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

My children have gone to six different elementary schools and I would to say that Harmony was the best all around school! Great staff, a lot of parent volunteers, loving environment, and great balance! Loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

Strong academice program, good teachers. Too many treats for rewards. Needs to prioritize academics and challenging students over keeping parents happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

Harmony is an wonderful school due to the outstanding commitment, cooperation and team work that exists between the faculty, staff and parents. Their PTA is always hard at work making sure the teachers and staff have what they need to provide the very best learning opportunities for the kids. The teachers are more than co-workers, they have a bond of friendship, and a strong sense of responsibility to each other and to their students. Harmony is a larger school but the students never seem lost. Faculty and staff are very open to working with you and your child to make sure your child reaches their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

I have been very pleased with the academic climate and helpfulness of the teachers at Harmony. I have had children in 5 different schools over the last ten years and would rank the atmosphere at Harmony as the very best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

I am a former student of Harmony Elementary and I still go back every year to vist my fourth grade teacher even though I am going to be a sophomore in college this year. He made the biggest impact on my life that anyone could, and I will always be grateful for Harmony and my fourth grade teacher.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 87% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

99 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander88%
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Hispanic 3% 17%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14140 Grant St
Overland Park, KS 66221
Phone: (913) 239-6200

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