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K-5
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

5 stars
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Harlan Elementary School 2

Posted April 14, 2014
- a parent
This is our first real schoolyear at Harlan and so far we regret that we just bought a house in this schooldistrict because of that allegedly great elementary school....its just NOT. It starts with the principal, who is as cold as an iceblock and superficial, just cares about the reputation of the school. In my opinion she does not really care about the kids, what actually should be her first thought. Thats why also most of the teacher are not very warm and just try to function to do their job. As a parent i am really missing the feeling that the teachers at Harlan do their job because its their passion, not just becomes its the way how they earn their money. Harlan puts so so much pressure already on their youngest students (kindergarteners) regarding math and reading, instead of working on their social skills, which are at least as imortant as good grades. Its really sad to see how less they care about that the kids next to learning also can have a good time with their classmates and become strong personalities. I wish they would understand that education is just one of the puzzle pieces to build a successful person. The best part about Harlan is the office staff....

Harlan Elementary School 5

Posted July 06, 2011
- a parent
I am a parent who places a very strong emphasis on academics. When I hear parents remark, "oh, it's just kindergarten", it makes me cringe. I moved to the district for the schools, and I was on the verge on sending my child to one of many prestigious private schools in the area. I m glad I changed my mind. My son just completed extended-day kindergarten at Harlan, and I am very pleased with the quality of his teacher, organization, caring for the children, exposure to technology, and strong weight on academics. I believe his teacher prepared the entire class to almost a second grade level! Even more, the principal (Ms. Thompson) is simply wonderful. She is accessible, witty, caring, loves the children, balanced, and fair. The librarian (Ms. Stayer) is also phenomenal. Additionally, although there is little diversity at the school, Harlan is the only elementary school in the district that has its own African-American Family Network subsidiary (from the district-wide organization), so the parents are highly involved, as well as a Diversity Committee. The only concern I have with Harlan is the level of involvement of parents in the PTA. Thus, do yourself a favor and check out Harlan.


Harlan Elementary School 5

Posted June 03, 2010
- a parent
Amazing school! We have been in this neighborhood and have children attending Harlan since 1995. The shift of philosophy that occurred in 2005 has brought this school to new heights. Each child is treated with great care. The teachers and each staff member facilitates ongoing communication with parents and one another to be sure each child gains a positive school experience. Yay to Harlan! We love you dearly!

Harlan Elementary School 5

Posted May 18, 2010
- a parent
Fantastic teachers and small class size

Harlan Elementary School 0
no rating

Posted May 10, 2010
- a parent
Harlan is an amazing school with terrific teachers and a huge amount of parent and community support!


Harlan Elementary School 0
no rating

Posted May 08, 2010
- a parent
Parents and Staff pull together to help all the children!!

Harlan Elementary School 0
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Posted May 08, 2010
- a parent
Not only does Harlan have an outstanding teaching and administrative team, the Harlan community is incredibly warm and supportive. It is an amazing place and blessing for my children to have an opportunity to be part of such an excellent learning environment with caring people!

Harlan Elementary School 0
no rating

Posted May 07, 2010
- a parent
The community is warm, educating, safe, and fantatic.


Harlan Elementary School 0
no rating

Posted May 07, 2010
- a parent
It is a great school with involvement from all stakeholders.

Harlan Elementary School 5

Posted May 07, 2010
- a parent
13 years there with three children - awesome!

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Harlan Elementary School
3595 North Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304
(248) 203-3268
Last modified Harlan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harlan Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top