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Metairie, LA
Students enrolled: 722

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911 Elise Avenue
Metairie, LA 70003

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(504) 733-0867
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May 21, 2015
I'm happy my other 3 children will never step foot in this school THANK GOD ITS TRULY A BLESSING MATAS GOES TO 8th grade. I would rather home school my kids. TH Harris needs to be shut down I've never counter day schoolI could care less

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
May 21, 2015
They just don't care about our children all they care about is a pay check

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
T H Harris is a school where every child can get a great education. It is truly available to any one who wants to learn. The faculty creates a safe/secure environment for the students and go out of their way to support them. There is a lot of diversity at Harris, which means that the students are being prepared for LIFE/SOCIETY as it is...many different cultures, all contributing to our community. Would be great to have a school based service club that could do things like, paint the parking bumpers along w metairie...encourage recycling at the school...provide homework help for struggling peers???

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
My child went to this school and it was one one of the worst schools ever. My child has medical issues and learning disabilities and falls under 504 accommodations. NONE of the administration or teachers accommodated my child in any way. In fact, after my child was tested for reading, I was told my child was lazy (in front of other parents and students) bc it took them longer to take the test. Even though, I took the time to speak, email, and put to paper all my child's issues and concerns things were still neglected. Im just glad my child got out of there worse off (and that's thanks to MY parenting). Word of advice to all parents (esp those with special needs: DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!!! EMAILS!!! FIND AN ADVOCATE. CALL SCHOOL BOARD! They can't tell you you didn't do your part.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2014
I am going to be graduating this year and I have been at Harris for all three years and each year was absolutely wonderful. I loved the teachers and the principal and dissaplanarions are very understanding and focused. I loved my years at Harris.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2010
The principal, faculty & staff works at keeping the student focus on making education first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 15, 2009
Best teachers in the world!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 19, 2008
I am a parent as well as a member of the T.H. Harris PTG. There is every opportunity for parents to be involved at making thier child's experience at Harris extremely successful. Likewise, the students are afforded an excellent education that they choose to accept...or not. One's school experiences, for both parents and students, comes down to choices. I choose to be an active and participating member at Harris. I know what goes on there, and I am glad to be part of a great educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 04, 2008
My son goes to TH Harris it is not a very good school the principal and vp along with the teachers are useless that is all the kids do is fight and curse at each other the teachers are afraid of the kids so they just close there eyes to everything .... please do not send your child there

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2008
After being involved with the school, I am convinved that teh school's focus is on providing a quality education in a safe and caring environment. Calls to the administration are returned promptly; teachers are focused on engaging their students, and technology (lots of it) is in use in every class and throughout the school. Great school; great teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 21, 2008
This is my sons 1st year at Harris. In the beginning I was very very concerned. We had a little bit of a teacher problem. But I spoke to the VP and my son was removed from the class. And put into the correct class. The Office staff is great. And their are a few teachers that are amazing. Most of my sons homework is done with on-line text books. It is a great school, there are always a few students at every school that could be a problem. But its the parents responsibility to make sure you've taught your child it be responsible for there actions.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2008
My kids go to th Harris and they are in 6th and 7th grade and they love it there

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2008
I sent my son to this school after Katrina for he was awaiting the re-opening of his school. The students and faculty were very friendly, the administration was easily accessible, and my son enjoyed his time at the school.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2007
If you care about your child, do not send him/her to T.H. Harris! I am a very involved parent, and I know first-hand that this school is unsafe and un-caring. If this is your district, you would do better to get a permit to send your child to another middle school. I wish someone had warned me.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2007
I sent my child to T.H. Harris, and I regret very much sending her there. The quality of education and student services is poor. The new principal distances himself from the functioning of the school. The kids are great, but the school needs better teachers and better leadership.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2007
My child very briefly went to Harris last year,and its not the staff its the students.I am comparing Harris to a catholic school my child went to prior to Harris.All the boys want to do is fight,fight,fight! The students curse,threaten each other on a daily basis,and smoke as they walk across the street when the bell rings.It definetely was not the school environment I was used to.With all these distractions I dont know how the students learn anything at all,except how to defend yourself!In this case I firmly believe that you get what you pay for,which was nothing!

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2007
I went to 6th grade at this school and absolutely hated it. The school itself is not in a good location at all. The bathrooms are disgusting, they never have any soap, there's never any toilet paper, and the toilets always overflow. The morals and ethics in this school are horrible. In gym class, you could only have a bigger locker if you were a part of the schools athletics. I think this school is perfect for students who don't want to learn. Signed, an unhappy student.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2006
Totally unsatisfied with the teachers..

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2006
Harris is an excellent school with superior staff and teachers. My son has attended Harris since 6th grade, he is now an 8th grader, and I wouldn't dream of sending him anywhere else. In fact, we specifically returned home after Hurricane Katrina in order for him to finish middle school at Harris. After Hurricane Katrina, the staff returned, rolled up their sleeves, and produced another great year for the kids. I was a little concerned when we changed principals for the 2005/06 year, but Mr. Guichet is an awesome administrator making the school year fun for all. Academic achievement is rewarded appropriately giving under achievers incentive to work harder. The school is very safe as well. Parents sending their children to Harris will not be disappointed. Teachers genuinely care about the students' education and will make time to meet with parents. Donna P., Proud Harris Parent

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2005
I'm a student from T.H. Harris Middle School. I now attend Archbishop Chapelle High School. It was a big change going from a public school to a private school, but I was prepared because of T.H. Harris. My first two years at T.H. Harris, I dreaded because I didn't make it great like it could have been. My last year, I cleaned up, got involved with numerous extra-curricular activities, and pulled up my grades. I'd have to say I'd never take my years I had at Harris back. It showed me that I have to work hard for what I want and true responsibility. I loved Harris, and I would recommend any parent to send their child there.

- submitted by a student

December 03, 2004
I'm not a parent at the school but I am a student. I went to T.H. Harris for sixth and seventh grade, and it was the worst experience of my life. I'm not even joking, I now atttend Archbishop Chapelle High School, and am experiencing first hand all of the education I did not recieve in those two years. Don't get me wrong, the school is good for students who dont want to do work and dont want to learn but for students and parents trying to obtain a good education it's not the best choice! Signed ~Hated Harris~

- submitted by a student

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T.H. Harris Middle School
911 Elise Avenue, Metairie, LA  70003
(504) 733-0867
Last modified T.H. Harris Middle 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.
T.H. Harris Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top