Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Harmony High School

Public | 9-12 | 317 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 3, 2013

My husband and I graduated from Harmony in 1963, We are very proud of Our school. We have 3 children that graduated and we have two grandsons that graduated and we have 5 grandchildren in grade school at this time. Please send us the monthly email updates about our school. Our school song says it all!


Posted January 10, 2008

Harmony does have a great academic and athletic background ,but the students are a bit snobby.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

HHS is a great school with great teachers, administrators, parents and students. You couldn't ask for a better education in a better atmosphere. We have a great band, strong ag. department, sucessful athletic programs and a winning history in UIL academics. I have two children currently at the high school, a senior & a freshman, wouldn't dream of moving them any where else.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 6, 2007

I really like going here. I'm a freshman, and so far I've made a lot more friends, and the classes teach me so much. It's harder then some other schools, but after awhile you get used to it. They have a great AG department, too :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2006

It is a really good school with great educational values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

Harmony has a great music program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2005

I have two sons who graduated from Harmony High School. A good 2A school. They don't have much to offer the academic over achiever, but do have a highly competitive debate team and always do well in UIL academic competitions. Overall sports is average or above. They have a really good girls program in Volleyball and softball. You will always find a good turnout at home games for both boys and girls. The choir is very active in the community and the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I'm glad to see that in 2003 things were going well at Harmony. My child is a freshmen at Harmony. She has a class that she calls her 'study hall' because the 'teacher' (new this year) teaches nothing. I have talked to the principal and look forward to changes he will make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2003

For 12 years I walked the halls of Harmony ISD. The teachers, the staff, the experience all provided me with an exceptional education and gave me the tools to excel far beyond my high school years. My teachers have been a continual support even beyond college and I am glad to now call them friends. Harmony is a Class-A school with a Class-A reputation.


Posted May 12, 2003

I think that Harmony High School is a great place for students to grow and learn. They have great teachers and friends and the testing is above average from most of the schools in the area. Harmony High School has been the home for me since I was in Kindergarden and I am graduating this year with high honors and Globe Texas Scholar Distinction. Harmony is a great school!


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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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 91% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 95% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
43%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education43%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female98%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students66%
Female53%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education0%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students73%
Female69%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • DENNIS GLENN
Fax number
  • (903) 725-7079

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

9788 Highway 154
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Phone: (903) 725-5495

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





Big Sandy High School
Big Sandy, TX



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT