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Harmony Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 640 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2012

My daughter goes to this school since 2nd grade and this is the last year for her without a complain. She has a great teachers since start. I had enormous support from some of them. I'll never forget how they really cared about my daughter. Some of the staff members were very polite and helpful too. Even I like to say Thanks to the principal leadership, they was so helpful to me. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2012

My son graduated from Harmony Hills last year. He had great teachers. I had enormous support from some of them. I'll never forget how they really cared about my son. Some of the staff members were very polite and helpful too. I know I shouldn't mention names, but they are very special to me and my son. Thanks Mr. Held, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mr. Edwards. Unfortunately I have very few good comments in regards of the principal leadership.
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Posted August 27, 2006

My son, who attended Kindergarten last year, was very pleased with his teacher (formerly Ms.Morrison?). She was very kind,patient, and attentive toward her students and possessed a genuine desire to teach. The great diversity within the student body of Harmony Hills, I feel, can only enrich my son's learning experience. My son had a serious problem with a 'bullying' issue. I made several visits and phone calls to the principal and the issue was NOT at all resolved (I was very upset).
—Submitted by a parent


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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 74% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 12%
Black 21% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
White 3% 42%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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13407 Lydia St
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Phone: (301) 929-2157

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