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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 641

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801 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77012

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(713) 924-1860
(713) 924-1863
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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
July 14, 2015
There is no one left to teach anything positive to poor students who have no where else to go. Poor parents!

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
July 14, 2015
The administration bullies the parents, teachers and all the staff. The students can only learn that by her example.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 14, 2015
Nothing there to show the kids how to be compassionate or caring. They are expected to follow without question.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 14, 2015
The kids do not have positive role models there. No one seems to care about anything at the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2015
The administration told me to take my kids somewhere else when I tried to complain about HER yelling at my kids. I did take them somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 14, 2015
Teachers at this school used to be very effective. But the current administration has gotten rid of them. The majority of teachers left are extremely ineffective as is the administration along with the so called teacher specialists she surrounds herself with.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2013
J R Harris hit a major bump in the road the 2012-13 school year. A change in administration to meet the Super's new ajenda has resulted in a dramatic lowering of test scores and a loss of many top teachers. Any time a 40+% loss of staff is not a positive vote of confidence. This was a great small school that nurtured the children and had a strong test averages for a Title 1 school. How much longer are the children to suffer to make the Superintendent happy? Have removed my children and enrolled them in our local KIPP. Best of luck to those children left behind .

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2011
This school has turned into a factory geared towards teaching the test. I have watched as my child entered this school in PRE-K and is now ready to start the fourth. The new principal has cut programs, created an environment where the children are expected to be robots, and the teachers are harassed to follow the principal's narrow vision. Parents are barred from the school, and getting an appointment with teachers is impossible without going through the loops demanded by the administrators. I have decided to withdraw my child and enroll them in KIPP due the the stiffling learning environment prevalent here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 24, 2008
J.R. Harris is a great school, all three of my children have attended this school and we all love it. Great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 03, 2007
All I can say is that working for this community more than fifteen years has been always a challenge for teachers with vision and care for children. The teaching environment is created according to teacher accountability and expectations. Now we have a strong leadership that will help us to reach students and parents expectations.

- submitted by a teacher

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Harris J R Elementary School
801 Broadway Street, Houston, TX  77012
(713) 924-1860
Last modified Harris J R Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harris J R Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top