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Kathleen & Tim Harney Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1813 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2014

well I am moving from Shreveport Louisiana and I am moving to las vegas for the second time the first time I came I was in the third grade so now its my last year in middle school I will be an eighth grader this year when school starts back and I will be going to this school so if any of the former students can tell me what this school will be like I will be very happy with who ever responds to my comment thank u and have a happy and safe summer every one


Posted April 17, 2014

My children's school is the best in Las Vegas. They offer excellent teachers and an awesome curriculum with opportunities to grow and expand s child's knowledge in a friendly environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

Overall the school is clean and very well put. Teachers are ok. I'm constantly having to stress about my school work. I've been having thoughts about switching schools if possible. I'm only stressing over one particular class. Ms. Holitik class accelerated. First of all the class is ENGLISH not POETRY! And everytime she gives the class an assignment to do she doesn't explain it to where me and my other classmates understand. She teaches us stuff nothing related to English. She basically bullies her students. If you try and ask a question to her she will literally embarrass you to the whole class. She will start yelling at you. She will not help you in any other way! I come from John C. Fremont MS and it's a fair school, but I learned more there than I do here! In harney there is so much pressure on te kids to do more than well. In Fremont MS they help you out with problems. In harney all they do is tell at you and your done. And I already know by posting this I'll get Suspended or something, but there's no other way I'll be heard.


Posted September 10, 2013

this school is awesome my child is always saying how awesome this school is and how great the teachers are


Posted September 10, 2013

awesome school had so much fun in this school cool teachers and staff and the lunch isn't so bad


Posted August 31, 2013

The schools ok I did have to deal with a few bullies here and there fights don't happen often I would say its fine if you keep low profile


Posted August 12, 2013

Nervous about sending my 6th grader to this school because of the past poor reviews. I hope things have changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Harney Middle School is an awesome school and has many activities and clubs you could join. This school is the BEST! I've been here for a year so far and it is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2010

this school is a bad place there is to many fights and kids ditching school a lot you should not go to this school or either should your kid!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I went to Harney MS for three years, it is a nice school. Always clean, friendly staff, and great teachers. There is also a ton of after school activites for everyone including anime fans, also the basketball team is basically undefeatable and the choir program is top-notch. Its a very good middle school and i enjoyed my three years there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

im a student at Harney nd i have only a year nd i will only go a year.i moved and next year im either going to Gibson or Lead but i for one want to say i LOVE the teachers there.Mrs.Entler Mr.Marks etc. are awesome teachers.i also made a lot of friends nd theres not anything bad to say about this school.i recommened it 100% %percent%
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

im a seventh grader a harney and it is a great school there are a couple of concerns i have though the school could have more discipline for some of the inapropriate students and be more strict on the cursing but other than that it is a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

Harney is a very good school. I recomend any student to come here. The teachers are very friendly. They have gotten AYP many times and have an excelent music progrm. Expecially the choral program. If you want to send your child to Harney I highly recomend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

I love Harney Middle School. Great teachers, and they all do what they need to do to get the students attention, and keep them well behaived
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

This school is an amazing school. They have excellent extra curricular activities. amazing music department, and very high test scores. The school has gotton AYP many of times, and the staff does a wonderful job, keeping the students in check. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I'm very impressed with the principal, staff, activities, curriculum, and music department. Wouldn't change a thing! The librarian is also very sweet and I've enjoyed the time I've spent helping and hope to be there more this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

I was disappointed with most of the teachers and their lack of communication. I e-mailed several of them, asking them to update inTouch and only one replied. She excelled in extracurricular activities and I have no complaints about the coaching staff. I do have to admit that we moved in order for our daughter to continue her education at this particular school. Overall, I am happy with Harney Middle School. The supporting staff seems to genuinely care about each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

We have not been happy with the lack of cooperation of the teachers involving our son's failing grades. On several occasions I have left voicemail for every teacher and did not get one call back. I spoke with the counselor about his grades, and was informed even though he has 3 F's and 2 D's they are not going to hold him back. We tried to get him into special education classes at the first of the school year and were told they would not do it. Have been told one thing from one teacher and then a completely different thing from another, both contradicting each other. Not real happy with the educators at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

If you are a parent and are considering to send your child to this school I highly recommend you look into it. This school has displayed no leadership in my book & no interest with the childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

The school is very safe, and they are very happy to meet with parents, the staff is great and the band teacher is wonderful. The school has no problem with stopping unknown people to find out what they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 49% in 2013.

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

528 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black/African American29%
Asian70%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black/African American49%
Asian81%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
Black/African American39%
Asian73%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian51%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students55%
Female66%
Male44%
Black/African American43%
Asian69%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black/African American24%
Asian68%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities47%
Students with limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black/African American27%
Asian68%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant50%

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Black/African American26%
Asian68%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian62%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 40%
White 20% 37%
Black 11% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (702) 799-3286

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
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1580 South Hollywood Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89142
Phone: (702) 799-3240

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