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Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 800
Before care: No

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8120 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75249

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(972) 296-1000
(972) 296-2125
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March 12, 2015
Poor Staff/Weak Teachers/Lazy Teachers Most of the students are disruptive and don't care about the education Needs money (desperately) Not a strong athletic department to keep kids healthy and active Doesn't Pay teachers enough money Not student body involvement/ No extracurricular activities Doesn't enforce (reasonable) policies Treat students like robots Rules are very unreasonable and make no sense Revolving door of teachers

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2015
My child has attended this school for 4 years now. The teachers are engaged and care about the kids. A lot of parents complain about the school because they expect the parents to be involved in the child's education. I don't see that as a problem. I want to know what my child is doing at school and be involved so I know the teachers and the administration. The dean of discipline is great and handles problems as they arise. They kick out the kids who are bullies or causing constant disruptions so again - you'll see complaints from the parents of these kids. I will agree with some of the posts about the front office being disorganized. They are and it can get frustrating trying to get information. I'm willing to put up with the frustration as long as my child gets a great education which is happening currently. They have a great GT program.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2015
School is horrible the staff is not envolved and they are on a very low urge tans take your money any way possible.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
no parent envolvement what so ever. my child has been bullied and almost commited suicide because of what they put her thru.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
it isrealy good school .They are challenging the students by giving rigorous instruction .Their GT program and other services are rally good .

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2014
My kids attended this school for two months when we bought a house nearby. We were stoked about it until my kids (who made A's and B's in advanced placement classes at their previous school) started failing. One teacher would hold up an entire class (6th grade) if a few of the students were misbehaving. It was my son's last class, so he wouldn't come to the car until 10 minutes after school was out. When I asked the teacher about it, she said she wouldn't change her rules. I have been waiting for TWO MONTHS now to recoup my money spent on their lunch accounts. It took the office a week to transfer the school records to my children's new schools. Would not recommend this school for anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2014
My child attended this school this year and it has been turned into a military boot camp for students from somewhere else. This was the worst school my daughter has attended. She is not challenged and her teachers do not care about her bettering her education. She is stressed out and for the first time was bullied in her first week by a fellow student. The dean of dicipline does not care and im surprised students are still coming here. Duncanville was a much better fit for her although i will teach her to hang out with the right crowd because peer pressure is strong now. Please do your child and yourself a favor by not exposing them to the drugs , sex , and drama at harmony school of nature and athletics. My child was harrased and they left a rude voicemail on her phone threatening her. Worst school ever.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
It's okay, I guess. Has a sort of cozy feel to it since there are so little people. Teachers are pretty good, depending on which ones you have. Wouldn't recommend the school lunch though. Beautiful view from the many windows in the classrooms :-) The classes are pretty rigorous but you'll get used to it. 3 stars

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2014
in terms of an education, harmony is a pretty good school, i am a sophomore at this school, and i have been attending since the school opened. a key factor though that makes me give the school is the heavy focus on education...while many parents may believe that an education is what my child needs to be successful n the corporate world, but what a child really needs is a well rounded experience of life early so that they can understand the meaning of a truly successful life where you are able and ready to attack life with a multitude of views other than the one you learn from a book

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2014
I could not say enough great things about the school, teachers, and leadership. This school offers rigorous, challenging academic programs and extra-curricula activities including gardening, archery, fencing clubs. This is our third year and we are very proud to be Harmony Tiger!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
-Its' a good school, but needs funding for experienced teachers. My daughter is an accelerated student and makes good grades, but now she is bored; been at Harmony since the doors opened -Need to enforce rules that are in place. -Front office needs organization -Phys Ed should be required for all students, both semesters not just one. -Quality of Student Enrollment - are you still interviewing the parents and the kids before accepting them? If not, go back to interviewing to keep the riff raft out before the school goes down. -Ditch the chrome books. They require less interaction. Truth be told, many of the students don't like them. And, the c/ books have made some of your teachers lazy... -Need sponsors for extracurricular activities if you want well rounded students, not robots. -School needs to be more visible in the community it's located in We will consider Harmony for another year to see if things turn around. I have a younger child that starts kindergarten 2014-15, but already having issues with paperwork. This seems to be an ongoing problem with your front office.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
My children are in their 3rd year at Harmony. I have 2 in elementary and one in middle school. I am extremely happy with the education they have received at Harmony. I have experienced good communication with teachers and they seem to genuinely care about the students' education. It's a safe environment and the administration staff are on top of discipline issues. There is a reward system for students who exhibit appropriate school behavior and a discipline system for those students that don't exhibit appropriate behavior. Also, there are character education classes that address real issues and encourages students to make the right choices in life. The curriculum is good and shared with parents via the website. They welcome parent feedback through an annual survey. I would strongly recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
We have our 1st child attended this school when it first opened, and now the 2nd one was also attended the same school in elementary. We are very happy so far. The discipline system is great. Teachers comminicate well with parents. Everytime we send emails with questions, we always get the reply back within that same day. We also want to mention about the Gifted & Talented (GT) program at Harmony that one of our kids is currently in this program. We are very pleased with teachers who are in-charged for the program. Teachers are very nice, thoughful and well care for students. They make sure students work hard on the projects, but not stop students from being creative and think outside of the box. One day during the conversation, our son (7yrs old at that time) said "there is no biggest number because you can always add 1 to it." We were so suprised when he told us that he learned it in the GT class. Our kids are currently in elementary so we don't know about middle school yet, but so far we are happy and our kids are happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
Harmony School of Nature has a wonderful nature based curriculum that allows students to explore the outdoors and discover the unique ecosystems of Texas. Students at Harmony have the opportunity to travel abroad during Spring Break and in the Summer. They offer AP and Dual credit classes so that the students have the opportunity to graduate with college credit. I really enjoy the students, parents and staff at Harmony.

- submitted by a teacher
February 21, 2014
this school is one of the best schools i have ever attended! my previous school treated me different just because of the color of my skin, and at this school i am measured on my personality and my mind.Here they have taught me i am more then a stereo type,and i am more then a test score or a GPA.They have also introduced new ideas and global concepts that have inspired me to change the way i think.Here i have learned and experienced other cultures and different types of people that all accept you because of who you are.AND another positive i have been over seas with my school! how many people can say they have been to turkey?much less have been before they turn 18! yeah we may not have a huge class or other thing others have but we have teachers that care and a home away from home and for that i am thankful to Harmony School of Nature and Athletics.

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2014
I've been a proud Harmony School of Nature parent since the school first opened. Actually one of my children (now in middle school) spent one year in public school and then transferred to Harmony in 2nd grade. We haven't looked back since. I've seen Harmony Nature overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and move forward with great strides. The administration is very focused and approachable. Not only does this school cater to my children's academic needs but it also instills a healthy respect for diversity. I can honestly say that this school is an awesome place for my children.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
The behavior in the classrooms is impressive at Harmony. When I walk down the hallway, the students are well behaved and respectful. Even the kindergartens know how to act and pay attention. This is a refreshing change from our old school. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2013
I had two boys in Harmony since the day this location opened. During that time it's been a revolving door of teachers and policies on how to handle problem students. My youngest started kindergarden and loved it. My oldest started in the 5th grade and spent 3 years being ruthlessly bullied. The administration at this school does not enforce it's own rules and does not support the teachers. I've known teachers that have left this school because some kids are allowed go undisciplined. If your child is a victim of bullying they are punished along with the bully. I'm speaking from experience and not malice. I volunteered at the school every morning and tried very hard to help, but it was heart breaking to hear and even see my son be relentlessly bullied. Even after getting the bulling caught on tape, my son was punished for defending himself in a 3 on 1 situation during gym class. The reason given was he should have ignored it. The root of the problem with this Harmony school goes all of the way to the top of the Administration. The leadership is weak and unsupportive of teachers and the kids know it. Repeat offenders have figured out the loopholes and use to to there advantage.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
The staff is great. My child is now reading above grade level. This school has a plan of action to make sure all kids are headed in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
This school is horrible. It's been taken over by ghetto students, and the teachers are horrible. My child has been bullied here to the point that she skips school. Her math teacher only gives them packets, and even when she went into tutoring, her grades still didn't raise. The students are rude, and the teachers are only there for the paycheck. It has been a living nightmare at this school. DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN IN THIS SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
Please think twice before enrolling your student in this school. This school has great marketing but that is it. The school claims to be big on Science and Robotics (you have to pay for and it is after school & the club was cancelled this year). The students are not challenged and the administration is horrible. Too many chiefs and no Indians. They honestly don t know what they are doing up there.

- submitted by a parent

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Harmony School Of Nature & Athleti
8120 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX  75249
(972) 296-1000
Last modified Harmony School Of Nature & Athleti is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harmony School Of Nature & Athleti Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top