When my son started their in 6th grade he was bullied continuously and the counselor minimized it said "that it's not considered bullying unless it's repetitive" So the kids who beat him up got a way with it since it only happened once. Now my son doesn't tell anyone when kids push him around because it won't do any good. Now he's in 7th grade and is being bullied by a girl who is so full of hate she wrote an essay about how much she HATES my son in her Pre-AP English class and was complimented by the teacher on how awesome her essay was after all the students were allowed to read and take pictures of the essay. Now the essay is being circulated around the school and everyone is teasing him about it. I HATE HARBY AND THE ADMINISTRATION IS COMPLETELY CARELESS ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS.
My eldest child attends Harby. My child is in the Pre-AP program and is doing very well. He is challenged by the curriculum, and his teachers are attentive to his needs and to my concerns. The current principal is an exceptional leader and role model for the students. She obviously cares a great deal about her students, and the kids respond to her. I am very happy with the education my child is receiving at Harby. He has had a wonderful junior-high experience and actually looks forward to going to school. The extracurricular activities are also varied and provide him with many fun, educational experiences. For any parent reading these reviews and who are concerned with those reviews that mention bullying as a problem, please realize that those reviews were written when Harby had a different principal and different leadership. The current administration is wonderful!
My daughter is attending here as well. We moved here from out if state and she has been bullied since her second day. The teachers don't remove her they turn a blind eye and pretend they don't see it or hear it. Not sure what is worse :(
My son went here for 6th and 7th grade. He was also bullied by students and two teachers. Like a pp said, he was isolated and blamed for being bullied. He transferred to another Alvin school for 8th grade and was much more successful. AISD needs to clean house at Harby and hire teachers and staff that care about their students.
My daughter is a 6th grader in the MAP program and we have been very pleased with the school. The new principal is very approachable and very active with parents, teachers, and students. The MAP program has been truly beneficial for my gifted child. Few school districts offer as such a program for GT kids. Thank you!
Harbys way to deal with bullying is to remove the child being bullied from the class to basic isolation and not address the actual problem. My child is being punished for being bullied and reporting numerous times this is going on to no avail.He is in 2 map classes in 6th grade and has maintained a straight a average until the bullying which started at the first of the yearbecame worst.This is a very serious concern for myself and family.Please have your kids be careful they are not safe at harby.
i'm an Alumni of this school, currently in the 10th grade, and i think this school was just great. way better than Alvin High School. at Harby, i actually learned things instead of always worrying about dress code. now, at Alvin High School, i have to worry about Dress code more than schoolwork. teachers need to step it up and think more about the curriculum than dress code.
i am a map student, cheerleader, actress, percussionist, and volleyball player and harby junior high does not make it hard to do everythin that i want to do! Mr.DeLeon is the absolute coolest teacher the word will ever know. I will have him for the next 3 years and he defintely deserves teacher of the year!!!!