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Glenn Harmon Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 578 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

My son has been going to this school since 2nd grade. He is in 4 th now. The teachers have been EXCELLENT. I have not one complaint about the education he has received at Glen Harmon. We will be moving out of Arlington when the school year is over and my son is sad to leave his school. The teachers and staff were wonderful and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

Ok, I have 2 daughters that went to this school. They are 9 years apart in age. When we moved into this school, my oldest daughter was in 2nd grade and coming from Arlington ISD. She could barely read on a Kindergarden level although we worked with her at home. Her teacher (unfortunatly does not work there anymore) help her every day after school until she was reading on level! From there 3rd-4th grade, her teachers were AMAZING!! When my youngest daughter started going there, she loved it so much she didn't want to go to 5th grade! She only had problems with her 2nd grade teacher. That so called "teacher" has no business teaching our children...other than that, the staff is wonderful. My daughter still has contact with her favorite 3rd grade teacher on a regular basis!! I never really had any issues with anything at this school except the so called 2nd grade teacher. I love the fact the children wear uniforms!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

Ok, I have experience with Glenn Harmon as my child attended there until I pulled him out. If you compare this school to the other Elementary School a half mile away...literally...you'll be blown away by how much better the other school is...Night and Day...its unbeleivably better than Glen Harmon. Makes me wonder why two schools with the same budget are so different. The teachers compared to the teachers at the other school do nothing for the students...minimal support from the teachers and almost no support from parents...but a half mile away...Oh man...you can't miss the differences even by just driving by...don't beleive me? take the challenge. Drive by Glenn Harmon, then Drive by Charlotte Anderson. The Principle at Charlotte Anderson has done a fabulous job for the community while I don't know what they are doing at Glenn Harmon...besides collecting a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

I went to this school from 1-4 grade, overall the school is great, i can't compalin. As the staff goes, i had some pretty good teachers. Not all the teachers are great, but you're going to have that at EVERY school. My little sister went there from preK to 2nd grade, and her teachers sucked. My mom had alot of meetings with the teachers up there.


Posted May 9, 2011

Extremely disappointed that this school is even listed as an great school. This school enables teachers to bully and treat children unfairly. I have been up there several times to talk to principal, which excuses upon excuses were given as to why she could not talk to me. Each time I was given the assistant principal, which she just would state that she would have to talk to the principal about the issues. So I made an appointment, so that the excuses would not be given. I reported at my appointed time, when I stated I had an appointment to speak to the principal then again I heard nothing but excuses. I went ahead and spoke to the assistant again she stated that she would have to talk to the principal. I was only asking for my daughter to be switched to a different teacher, because the 'teacher' was threating her with ISS if she didn't finish an assignment. My daughter has a.d.d. so she needs to be given instructions so she can understand what it is that she is supposed to do. The 'teacher' calls her lazy, she just doesn't want to learn. When she can't finish the work, she takes her recess away from her. 'Teacher' ignores her hand up for help. 3rd grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

This is a really great school. The teachers really care about the students. They look out for all students whether they are in their class or not. They really take thetime to work with and teach the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

Academically this is a great school. As far as the staff goes not all of the staff are good. Alot of them are very sweet and caring. The ones that dont care about the student can really damage the students self esteem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

i have 4 kids in the school .. it is really great school ... one family what ever your color or religion .. .. they have good smile ,good healp,nice teachers , the princibale great great and propal person . the health teacher there is so nice and the kids love her..and alot alot of good teachers and stuff. Iam glad that i move to a house next to this school ..Iam sure my kids will not find agreat school like this .thanks all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

My son went to Glen Harmond for half a year and now he will be going to the 1st gread and tiis will be my daugthers first time she will be in pk4 I no she will like it because my son loves Harmond.And I think it is a very great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I love this school my children have been in it since pre-k
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I love teaching at Glenn Harmon. Everyone on the campus, from the principal to the custodian, works together for the well-being of each and every student. The school rating, and family feeling of the school are things to be very proud of. It has been a wonderful place to work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2007

I have had children in Glenn Harmon for the past 5 years. The faculty, teachers and parents have been awesome to work with. They have taken the time to put together extracurricular opportunities for all kids to make their educational experience a positive one. A Dad's Club was started which has taken off and flourished over the last year. There are very dedicated parents who give of themselves and support the teachers. Our children were blessed with wonderful, caring teachers who took the time to make certain their needs were met. The only area in which an improvement could be made would be in making certain the crossing guards reamin outside until after the morning bell rings. Otherwise, I have no complaints or concerns. Thank you to all at Glenn Harmon. I don't think we could have had a more positive experinece anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

I am totally shocked at what some parents have said about Glenn Harmon. It is a great school. I was a former teacher there and I know that every teacher did their best to educate the students. The principal and vice principal work hard to provide a safe and secure environment for students and faculty. I love all my former students and continue to monitor their academic progress now! Parents need to take an interest in their child's education and be a part of the school---not to just 'talk' about the problems but work with teachers and faculty to solve them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 23, 2006

I feel that this is an excellent school even though there is little parent involvement; however, the parents try their best. The school has a wonderful physical education and music program of any school that I have seen. The teachers and the administration really care about the students as well. I am shocked by the former reviews of this school! This school has a 'recognized' rating and has worked hard to achieve it! There are many extracurricular activities. Many teachers have also won grants from the district to enhance learning. The thing that stand out the most about Glenn Harmon Elementary though, is the unbelievable amount of technology integrated into the classrooms. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2005

I have not been pleased with the involvement with faculty and students. I have seen too many times the students were torn down for something that should not have been dealt that way. There are a few teachers that make it ok for my children. This is not a caring facility. The Vice-principal and Principal are so worried about appearances and making themselves look good they forget about the important things 'kids'. Thank you to the few teachers that really care. You make the school! Shame on those who don't care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

I have 3 kids that went to Glenn Harmon and we always were happy with the teachers and office staff. Excellent teachers, and educational experiances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

The negativity with which this school is run is astounding. Any parent spending any amount of time at this school should be in for a real eye opener. I have never experienced a school environment before in which the staff is allowed to treat the children as they do or talk to them in the manner in which they are talked to. Fortunately, Glenn Harmon does have some awesome teachers who walk a fine line between the negative leadership and trying to provide a positive environment. The leadership in this school would be well served by attending mandatory training in which the focus is on how to provide a positive learning environment. One of the first lessons they should learn would be on how not to destroy children's self esteem with words or actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

The school seems genuinely interested in the well-being of the students. My child has learned so much in music and art and they seem to very active in Physical Education. I have noticed a great support in parent involvement. My child has to interact alot with the office personnel and the nurse and they have been absolutely fantastic to her and seem to be very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

Great school, teachers are a little impatient when it comes to hyper children that don't have ADD or ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I love this school. I volunteer a lot and have never been disappointed with anything I've seen. My daughter is always asking me 'can I go to school tomorrow?' when it's a holiday. LOL Keep up the good work teachers/faculty!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American87%
Asian77%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asian77%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asian92%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female53%
Male78%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American54%
Asian57%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American48%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female66%
Male50%
Black or African American56%
Asian57%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 13%
White 23% 29%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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