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5-12
Public charter
Euless, TX
Students enrolled: 610
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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701 South Industrial Boulevard
Euless, TX 76040

(817) 354-3000
(817) 354-3008
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August 12, 2014
Harmony is an up in coming school with a bright future. The school specializes in math and science and offers after school programs for students who enjoy those subjects. Let me say this, Harmony is not perfect. A lot of parents send their children to Harmony expecting an immediate change in the behavior and academics. For a few yes, but for most no. Harmony is not an alternative school and should be looked at as a higher educational institution. If you feel your child can learn in a more challenging environment, send them to Harmony. If they struggle with behavior/academics, I would advise not sending them to this school. Second, if your child is severe ESL or has a learning disability I would highly recommend keeping them in a public school. Because Harmony is a Charter School, the school lacks teachers and supplies due to the minimum funding from the state. Public schools will offer more for those children to be successful. Lastly, for the school to be successful the parents need to be more involved. Help with after school activities and join PTO! If you have questions, email the teachers and administration. Harmony needs parent involvement to be successful! Be involved!

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2014
As a parent, I am happy to see the initial state test results published on the web-site--- very very good! I am sure the school will improve next year, become more organized, more consistent etc.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
I used to love this school but unfortunatly I discover that the kids is the less important for them because they don't belive them when they complain about a teacher been so awful, and as I always said 5 kids can lie but 30 I don't think so. My son is not came back next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
I love this school! The only complaint I have Is the administration does not hold kids accountable as far as disipline goes. Teachers are very passive on major issues and super strict on things I feel aren't as big of an issue. I love all the teachers my daughter has this year, as does my daughter. She is making great grades and need minimal instruction from me to do her work! She always says her teachers are great so she doesn't need help. The diversity at this school is great! My daughter has friends of all different backgrounds which is nice! I always receive quick responses to my emails with answers or solutions to my problems. I drive from Mansfield for my child to attend this school. She has been at harmony for 3 years, she has said she would never go back to a public school! I hope as the school grows they can get a better grasp on disipline and holding children accountable (not just DPS points)

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
Unfortunately, This school is like a prison, especially the middle school and high school. There are too many students and too many Turkish teachers. These Turkish teachers are too strict and do not have the student's best interest at heart. The students look so depressed and demoralized every day. I do not recommend this school at all. Stay away from this place.

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2014
A a parent, I would recommend this school to the parents who expect high quality education. If you are expecting the school/teachers to raise your kids, you might want to look for other alternatives.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
This school is probably one of the worst I have ever been to. Too many students and not enough teachers or space. Very disappointed in how the administration treated me during my time there. I loved the kids and the diversity and the other teachers that I worked with but the administration needs to be replaced before they replace quality teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
February 11, 2014
When my kids first went to this school we really did enjoy the different culture and the way they handled the school academics, extracurricular activities then we left and came back to the school boy this was a mistake the second time around!!! This school does not like to communicate with the parents due to the online app with their email attached. Once your child walks through the door they put all the pressure on them. They depend on the students to bring all information home no filter or no knowledge on homework assignments. Their points system is failing a lot of students because they only give them DPS points if they do not act like the student they need to be. If a student is in need of help the teacher does not assist them the teachers make other students responsible. The teachers do not help the students or teach them their subject. They do not want other students to help their peers because the teachers are supposed to teach them, so that student gets in trouble for helping. They have a certain teacher teaching a foreign language which is not their native language but their third language (if true).

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
Coming to this school was the WORST mistake of our life! This is school is unorganized. It's about the money not parents time, No communication, no parent involvement. once your kids go past those double doors there no longer yours.! The teachers and staff will NOT CALL you back only email if you want a response. They teach your children Islam religion ways and vocabulary words? Like said before by others --my kids hate it here, they are outcast them and have favorites. Academic wise it's ok. But is that worth your children's faith??? And emotional feelings? My kids will NOT be attending here next year and I will NEVER encourage anyone else to go thru what we have gone thru.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
HSA is an excellent school! The leadership and teaching staff have the student's best interest at heart. I am proud to say that my children attended this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
Very organized, wish they hada bigger play ground. Nurse Tatum rocks! Front Desk attentive Teachers very accountable and responsible for elementary. School always trying to engage students in extra credits.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
I attentded this school last year. And all I can it wasn't all that great. First off I was sent home for ''sagging'' when my shorts were perfectly on my waist with a belt. The only reason it did look like that was because I had to wear my older brother's shorts since I get hand me downs. Anyways It was hard making friends here . Most of the kids are muslim, which I have no problem with but they left me out most of the time. This school was depressing and I felt as if I was alone here. The education is great! Barley any sports but academic wise the school was awesome!

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2013
Terribly unorganized, questionable safety & security and way too many kids in a very, very limited space. 26-28 kids per classroom in a very small building where there should be no more than 16 kids in a classroom as it was before. Already looking for new school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
well its impo to me to support my kids school but i wish they could step to this page and try to take an action regarding parents comments they are good people but need to take more care for the details any ways im grateful to most of the teachers around my kids

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
No flexibility, No communication, No care, No organization! If you plan to put you children into this school, I am convinced that you will regret it. This school is crazy. Teachers and administrators have favoritism toward white children and Turkish. The drop-off and pick-up system always make parents mad. I had to be at the drive-through way on 1:30pm to pick up my child in time. Most teachers are not qualified with teaching students. Most of them are novices. Your children will not be able to get anything from the worst teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
My son was going to Harmony in 3rd grade . But we have some emergency .I have medical condition like that doctors wont allow me to drive.But I love this school . Teachers specially the special education teacher she is so wonderful my son learned a lot in first 4 weeks that he did not learn in last whole year.People at the front desk they are so helpful that make me so hard to leave this school .I love this school .I will go again if I will be able.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
Daughter and son attended for 3 years. We echo many of the previous reviews, both positive and negative. The best teachers don't stay. Kids are in Arlington schools this year and seem prepared for their classes, so that says something about the instruction they received. On the whole, there were just too many negatives to continue at HSA-Euless. During the 2013 science fair, we made a list of all of the things that annoyed/perplexed us: 1) Magnet classes were canceled during the first few weeks of the fall 2012 semester. 2) Disorganization. Kids had wrong schedules for the first 4-5 weeks of school in Fall 2012. 3) They require expensive uniforms that you can only buy from HSA, but they never have enough. For two years, my son made do with 2 shirts each year. 4) Idiots in the parking lot. Very unsafe. Lack of safety procedures in parking lot. 5) Irrational adherence to dress code. 6) Poor language skills of Turkish teachers. 7) Administrators are not responsive. 8) Teachers let students turn in way too much late work. 9) Grade inflation - daughter should not get 100 on every assignment. 10) Mystery of Turkish influence (see 60 Minutes story for a start). 11) High teacher turnover.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Student teacher ratio was actually worse than a public school they were not well established and made up DUMB rules as they went. Harmony was a huge mistake. The food was horrible my kid is in 6th grade and this year they have way more students and decided we have to pick up our kids like they were in pre-k with a paper with their name on. One at a time the traffic in that place is ridiculous. For that and many reasons more I choose to transfer my daughter to HEB which has turned out to be so, oh, so much better.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
This is one of the greatest schools. The teachers are the best i have nothing bad to say about harmony. Harmony science academy euless is just wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
This school is slow and unorganized. Too many people. The cafeteria is packed. The hallways are packed. Two years ago there was more space to walk around. Last year there were good teachers and now most of the good teachers are gone and replaced with ones that aren't so good. Horrible just horrible.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
Posted August 6, 2013 I cannot say enough positive things about this school Great teachers and great staff. Excited for this year for both my kids!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I wish I can put 0 star for this school. They had a good teacher. However, they had a poor management. We had problem with the vice principle for K- 4 grade at Euless campus. He instructed me to keep walking and do not ask any question to the teacher. We missed the orientation due to job related out of town. We just have to inform my son teacher that he has sister in the kindergarten and I will pick them up together. He screamed to us to keep walking so the teacher did not get a full information from me. I could not find them in the afternoon when I picked them up due to partial information in the morning. When I asked to talked with him in the afternoon (he was playing internet in front of me), the receptionist told me that I have to set up an appointment via email. Good teacher with a bad service.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
When I first found out my lil kindergarten girl was accepted, I was very happy...then the bad news begins. The first day of school kids were sent to the wrong class. The first few days my little girl was asking me for something while I had barely dropped her off, and the teacher on duty just shoved her in the building without considering what she had to say...2 days later I ask my lil girl how her day went, and she told me "I fell asleep in the cafeteria & when I woke up, everyone was gone" how do you seriously forget a student??? Well then they made her walk to her class with it being her first week of class & to top it she was in kinder....the worst part the teacher never mentioned this to me...then when I confronted her about it she tried to blame the computer lab teacher, but I knew that wasn't the case because my lil girl Told me that when she finally made it to her class the teacher asked her "where have you been?" Wow! Really? I confronted the principal too & she did nothing...very disappointed in this school. I took her out the next day....definitely not what I expected....

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
To the parent that said all the negative reviews are from parents that want the teachers to raise their kids.... I have read nothing here that shows anything but the concern these parents have for their children and the concern they have for an institution they entrust their child's education to. That said, my child has been at harmony for 3 years and my concerns over the past year have been in regards to the office staff being uninformed on school policies and not returning phone calls, the website not updating critical information, awesome teachers that are tossed aside and forced to quit, teachers that display such bad use of the written and spoken English language that it is frightening and confusing for the kids, teachers that don't treat all children in the class the same in regards to giving help when asked, and principals that ignore emails. There has been no lack of trying to make this the experience I had hoped it would be for my child, but the school is failing miserably. Please please Harmony heed the words of those of us who want nothing but the best and who desperately need a good alternative to the public school system.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2013
This was our first year at Harmony. We moved from our exemplary elementary because our son, who excels in math and science, was not challenged. We placed our kindergartener at Harmony as well. Yes, there are definitely some growing pains at this school, and it is not perfect. But overall, we are very pleased with the education our children are getting at Harmony. We, and the kids, loved their teachers this year. My son says HSA is definitely more challenging than his old school, and that his regular classes at HSA incorporate activities that he was only getting in the gifted program at his prior school. My hope is that some of the disorganized feeling around the administrative side of things will continue to improve, and that more parents will commit to being involved with the school. (As to the discipline issues others have mentioned, we did not have any significant problems with the discipline system. One issue was brought to a teacher's attention and quickly resolved.) Oh, and the superintendent came to a PTO meeting and gave his cell phone number to all the parents to use if there are any issues not being addressed adequately at the school level.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
Great school. All the negative reviews are probably from parents that want teachers to raise their kids. The school is not perfect but my kids are challenged daily and are thriving. We stay involved and have had no issues.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
The 9 of 10 rating is very much due to past reviews because I am in total agreement that there has been such a decline in quality at this school. My child has also been there 3 years now and the first year was great... he made friends and thrived academically. He came from an environment in public school that was rampant with bullys and when he came to Harmony there was so much diversity that it was a wonderful mix and no room for bullys. Even though I had to commute from Irving daily he was happy and that's all that mattered! Now there is not only bullying by students but sadly there appears to be bullying and discrimination by the teachers. Grammar by the teachers in email correspondences is atrocious. I am sad because I feel certain I will have to move him to a different school but no matter how you try to address issues with staff and principals there is no sense of urgency to resolve anything. No one seems to care about the children anymore and they are suffering and stressed. They pass out "dps" points like candy and my child has never been a trouble maker but has to experience consequences when others cause problems. :(

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
This school is awful. Every year there is a new principal, new staff, and no organization. There is a lack of importance on the kids they have because they focus more on accepting EVEN more kids! There is no focus on older grades and it's so small! The building itself has about three hallways.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
In a state of rapid decline. Our daughters started Harmony 3 years ago and at the time we thought that it was amazing. It has been declining since. The staff has a turnover rate such as I have never seen. The office staff is constantly changing, many teachers don't last a year, and last year they changed principals 3 times, not that you will ever see or be able to contact the principle anyway (I have tried several times to schedule a conference and regardless of what the receptionist tells you, you will never get a call back.). They are completely disorganized and no one ever knows the answer. Bullying is completely overlooked and runs rampant and discipline is a joke. We enrolled our children because we thought it would be an amazing learning experience (which it was the first year) the last two years have been steadily worse and we do not know a single parent who is having their child return next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
I consider myself a normal parent, after hearing about HSA from my peers, I thought apply for my daughter and she was accepted. We love this school. Because it is a charter school, the standards are much higher than that of public schools. Sometimes a mistake is made, it happens. I get over it and fix it. I am at the school quite often, as there a lot of parent-involving activities. The teachers are gentle but firm when it comes to disciplining the students. And the kids in this school behave so much better than the kids in my sister's school (my sister is a teacher in a public school). My sister also agrees. She plans to apply here for her daughter next year. We have A LOT of parents who have absurd expectations from this school. It's normal. They want only the very best for their kids. I have had no problems with them. When I have questions, I ask. And if I do not understand I ask again. It is the best school my daughter has attended and am very satisfied with their performance. It is worth the lottery-based application for me :)

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2012
Keep your expectations low. Expect the front office to not know the answers nor care. Expect an invisible principal. When they say someone will call you back they won t. Ms. Elsa & Ms. Araceli speak with respect, but anyone else expect yeah , sure , and uh-huh as acceptable responses. HSA is Exemplary, however, it's the continuous disorganization & unwillingness to change. Nobody knows the answer. I ve heard more stories than I care to of unacceptable student behavior in class each yr. The good children are overlooked by the disruptors. Although I love the teachers I have firsthand experience; many teachers have this military teaching style bc of the disruptors no less. I witnessed a 6th gr. science teacher barking orders to her students (fear stricken.) It saddened me to know that quite a few teachers use this fear-me attitude to instill learning. I m ok with a strict disciplinarian style (I went to catholic sch) but to have an UN-motivating AND UNcaring teacher as an educator? Why? Btw, food is terrible. Many students have left. More are leaving. The school doesn t care bc they have thousands of applicants waiting to fill a new spot. This is Harmony s attitude.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2012
Harmony is an amazing school!!!!!! My son suffers from aniexty that is generally associated with school because he has expressive/recetive language disorder. This means it is hard for him to understand verbal instruction & hard from him to communicate that he does not understand. Harmony has been amazing he is has most successful this year. He loves his teachers that speak a different language because they give more visual instruction. The reason they have teachers from other countries is to prepare these students for college, because those are the types of professors they will have. They teach them early on how to communicate with them. Yes the front office gets extremely busy and they have some communication issues to work on, but if you step back and see what they are doing for your child im sure you can grant them some patience. The school also does not tolerating children disrespecting each other. One child stole my sons iphone, the school actually caught the child who did it and suspended the child for three days and they child is on strict probation now. Even though the school does not allow any electronics they took stealing extremely seriously. I LOVE THIS PLACE

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
Most of the teachers are very good, but there is a language barrier for some making the lessons more difficult for students since they are unable to understand the teacher and the teacher is unable to clearly explain. Educationally very good school but organizationally the school is lacking, there was an improvement last year but unfortunately it didn't last. The schedule changes without notice; teachers, students, and parents are not made aware of vital information at times, creating confusion. Have had a lot of issues with getting proper needed supplies and equipment, some kids are still without lockers and have to carry all their supplies with them, and we're in the second six weeks of school. The first year of school we didn't even have a library. I love most of the teachers but the staff changes every year, so in some aspects it is a completely different school each year. They even went through 3 Principals last year, never saw the last 2. This year it is unclear if there is even a Principal at all. Also, most parents from last year pulled their kids due to these issues not being resolved and administration not listening and correcting vital and valid concerns of the parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2012
Good school , challenging academic programs, Excellent teachers. My childrens are very happy . Many extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
A VERY UNORGANIZED school, more than two teachers quitted the first week of school and some of the office staff too. The car pool is a mass, they don't even have radios or anything to use as a way of communication during the pick up and drop off time. People say it was a very good school before but I guess not anymore. It is very disappointed to see how the principal doesn't do anything to fix those problems and it sad that the students don't even know him, since he never participates in any activity with the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
awful school...my daughter went to this school in 2011, but i couldnt let her continue in 2012. The staff is rude, it is practically a zoo. I would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
As a parent, I am quite pleased with the Harmony Science School. We are a releatively new school, and have been ranked an exemplary school for the last two years. It is a T-Stem school (It emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Initially, I was concerned that the emphasis on Science and Math, would deter from the other areas; but, it does not.. The teachers are wonderful, and genuinely care about the students. There is a diverse population represented at H.S.A.; It is also celebrated through intercultural events. A love for science is fostered in the elementary schools through participation in science fair projects. We had a field trip to a University, and actually conducted science experiments with the college students (our 3rd graders extracted DNA from a strawberry). I am quite pleased with the program and encourage parents to look into this progran, and apply. It is a charter school, and admission is gained through a lottery system.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
My two daughters go to HSA, EULESS i love this school, my daughters are doing eceptionally well. The teachers are hard working and always challenge the students to work harder. Kudos to the principal, staff, and all the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
My daughter goes to this school and she loves it! All the teachers are helpful and understand the kids. One of the advantages that the students have is that they get to learn a different language. My daughter's taking Turkish since almost all the teachers are Turkish! She even went to Europe last year with her school and she was only in 6th grade! She loves this school and I love it too! Another good thing is that the student can pick difffernt clubs for after school but not just any club, I mean like Robotics! They even have Robotics classes! This school should be ranked as five stars!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My son came from an examplary school but there he got boring, when I toll him to move him to Harmony and toll him how diferent HEB schools are from Harmony he did'nt mind, now he is in the gift and talent program and I 'm very proud and he is not boring no more

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Administration has great strides in improvement this first semester of the school's second year. Teachers are not only outstanding teachers, motivating the children to learn and go beyond the classroom, but are very communicative, helpful, and extremely polite. Before being accepted to the 2009/2010 academic year at Harmony Euless, my daughter never wanted to go to school again and had no desire to learn. It only took one week at Harmony for that to change. It has been wonderful to see her excited about learning and it was even more thrilling that she was enthusiastic about school starting this academic year. Harmony has helped her excel in reading and took her from being a grade level behind in mathematics to understanding mathematics and enjoying science and even happily learning a new language this year in 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
The Academic Program here is Outstanding. My 3 daughters continue to excel because of the dedicated teachers and Challenging Academic Programs.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
This school is rated exemplary in state ratings. It focuses on technology, science and math. My children really like this school, as do I as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
The teachers and academics

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
Both of my girls were given the opportunity to attend this school and are in their second year. It's a brand new school, so the staff is still working to establish some things, but I have been pleased so far. The school acheived "Exemplary" status in its first year. I feel my girls are getting a good education there.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
I am very happy to have my kids attending this school, I would not change this great opportunity for any reason!. All I have to say is that there are many other schools in Texas and if you are not happy having your children at HSA you should take them to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2010
My child is new to the 2010/2011 school year. These schools (Harmony) are popping up everywhere, but the administration seems like they can't keep up! Resources are lacking or they ask parents to supplement, which I don't mind. The biggest problem was the cafeteria food! The entire first week of school, they did not have real food on their plates, it was a partial meal, definitely not even close to what I though would be minimum standards/balanced nutrition in Texas public schools. Many teachers are new, and there seems not to be any kind of consensus with the teachers, some throw out worksheets and sit down, others seem to have some really innovative ideas that i hope they get accomplished. I do like the emphasis on a mandatory science project. Athletics/p.e. outside time lacking with limited resources. Students could be more diverse.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2010
awful school. the teacher are plain rude, the classes are terribly planned, and the administrators lack any understanding of how to run a school in America, as most are from turkey.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
excllent school and good teachers. ssssssstudents are getin improved in everything. Mashallah!

- submitted by a parent
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Harmony Science Academy - Euless
701 South Industrial Boulevard, Euless, TX  76040
(817) 354-3000
Last modified Harmony Science Academy - Euless is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harmony Science Academy - Euless Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top