This school is fantastic! Teachers are dedicated and invested in the students. My second child just started Kindergarten here and my oldest finished up at Harrisburg last year. They both love school and their teachers and look forward to going everyday. I am so happy that my child is able to have such a great learning experience. True close knit community feel at Harrisburg Elementary!
Harrisburg Elementary school is 5 stars all the way. Top teachers who care, staff that is helpful, PTA that works hard for the school, and the best parent involvement I have ever seen. A true community school.
This school is awesome! Teachers, staff, and leadership unite to rally around all students. Kudos to all the teachers.
Great teacher - Great kids - Great Administration - Great Programs!!
This is an excellent school. We moved to Harrisburg for the sole purpose of enrolling our children at Harrisburg Elemenary. We are very happy with the decision to do so. I can't imagine having better, higher quality teachers. The school's leadership and communication is extremely solid. Parental support and involvement is second to none. We are delighted with this school.
My daughter has been diagnosed with a learning disability and the previous school she attended was doing nothing to work with her and therefore she is below grade level in reading and math. We moved last fall to be able to attend Harrisburg Elem. From the beginning, the teachers and counselors have worked with me to find out what my daughter needs and she is now in an EC class. I am hopeful that she will be able to perform at her grade level soon. The staff is very caring and concerned and helpful in taking care of the children.
I am so happy my son is at HES! It is wonderful! Teachers,PTA are increadible and it is a safe campus. I always thought a privte school would be the best option for my son.But with the recession I didn't have a choice and had to accept the reality that I couldn't afford a private school.But HES does feels like a private school! It is a school of Distinction!
This will be my kids third year at Harrisburg Elementary. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers they have had, especially my son with special needs (pdd-nos). I don't know if the staff chose the perfect teachers for him or it was just luck, but these teachers have been so compassionate and wonderful. It is safe and my kids are happy. I wouldn't take them out of Harrisburg Elementary even if I won the lottery and could afford private school.
For the most part, great teachers, disappointing administration, especially in the area of supporting special needs children.
Our Daughter has been at Harrisburg for 4 years and we have been impressed with the caring teachers. We like that if your child has a problem in an area they will send home extra work to work with them on rather then just tell you and then you need to find the extra work yourself. The involvement in the school is wonderful and extra programs for the kids to get involved in at no cost to the parents. We highly encourage any people considering private schoool to at least consider harrisburg elementary.
We have been so pleased with HES - They are very involved with our daughter from beginning to end - At first we thought paying extra for the private school was the only way to get her the quality education we desired - but then we moved to Harrisburg and couldn't be happier. I took a WAH job to be more involved this year - I am looking forward working with some of the other parents.
Great school, the class size is incorrect though. My child was in a class of 29 this year, I don't think any of the classes only have 16 children as posted on this site. Great teachers, not so great administration.
I think Harrisburg is the greatest, I'm so very glad I moved to this area my grand-daughter have never been so happy, the teachers are the greatest.
I have found that if your child does not fit into 'their' mold, they are not very understanding. Especially the principal. They need to give kids more time to be a kid.
All the benefits of a private school but it's public! I love the staff - very friendly - the teachers are very endearing and great to work with - my daughter went to the private school prior to coming and we were worried initially - but we love HES!!
What an absolutely fantastic school. Everything about this school is exceptional. The teachers are wonderful, caring, excellent instructors. Lots of communication between the parent and teachers. Teachers motivate and cater to child's needs whether in assisting child or in challenging a child's abilities. Many parent volunteers everywhere. New facility, computers, everything is so great. They really encourage parent involvement (eg. have lunch w/your child any day, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mommy Son Sport Event, Family Night etc.) PTA is extremely active and raised over $70K last year (= lots more money for extra programs, resources, materials). Lots of extracurricular activities (chess club, skip rope, spanish club etc.)LOVE LOVE LOVE this school and this small town, family oriented community. HES is the envy of other schools. At HES you're getting a private school education in a publicschool. My child has thrived here. I thank my lucky stars we picked to live in Harrisburg.
I have 2 dd's at Harrisburg Elem. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of education my girls are receiving, and the quality of teachers they have. The PTA at Harrisburg elementary is always very involved, and one of their fundraisers last year raised over $30,000 for the school alone. This is a great school in a great family oriented community. Everyone should be so lucky to have a school like this for their kids to attend. I am at the school quite often, and there are always parent volunteers in the classrooms, lunch rooms, and library. They encourage parents to come in and read to the classes too. There is nothing quite like this fantastic school in this fantastic small town.
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