"Our school is best known for our high-achieving students and emphasis on STEM."
Students enrolled 700
Hours 7:40 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Engin Dogan
Transportation options None
District Harmony Science Academy (El Paso)
After school Yes

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22400 Grand Corner Dr.
Katy, TX 77494

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(832) 437-3926
(832) 437-3927
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4 stars
Based on 32 ratings

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March 23, 2014
I love this school because they work with each student based on their personal needs. The students are valued and the atmosphere is positive.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
This is my son third year ( He is currently in 9th grade) with Harmony and we love it. We love this school so much we are enrolling our daughter in Kindergarten this year. It I a small school and the teachers are very dedicated to their students. There is constant tutoring for children that may be struggling in a subject. This tutoring usually takes place after school and even on Saturdays. There is a personal attention given to each child. The administration staff is very polite and respectful. We are so blessed to have Harmony right in our community.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
This is our third year with Harmony Science Academy West Houston and we love the school. My boys 6 and 8 grade are getting a top notch education.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
I am a student at HSAWH. I have to admit that the school is disorganized, which can be quite annoying. They also lack sports and performing arts. However, I love my school. I have been enrolled since the first year and have enjoyed it since the first day. I have made amazing friends, which I might not have made at public schools. I enjoy participating in an abundance of extra school activities such as NJHS, Math Counts, and Language Olympiad. Besides this, I have many opportunities to work 1 on 1 with my teachers, and still talk to my old ones. I enjoy the small school environment, because I know my fellow students. I have been here since the school opened in 2011 and have watched both myself and the school grow greatly. I started as a shy, unorganized 5th grader, and am now am a smart(if I do say so myself) 7th grade leader. This is a great school for your child if you want them to talk individually with their teachers and do not find it necessary for them to play multiple sports. - A seventh grade student

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2013
This is a brand new school and has some growing pains as would be normal for any new school. All in all, my son actually love this school with all their heart and we love the school as well. We have great teachers, a highly plugged in PTO and generous family involvement. So far we have been extremely pleased and are thankful for our positive experience. The specials teachers : special nod to our beautiful music teacher who has gone above and beyond to include my extremely shy little kindergartner in a loving way and I am so thankful for you! I think it can only get better. Every time I walk the halls I literally marvel at what a gift a school like this is to my children. I also feel like the community truly has a substantial hand in helping this school reach great heights and its comforting to know there is always someone there (a neighbor helping for instance) you just know your kiddos are in great hands.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
I highly recommend Harmony West Houston. My son is very, very happy there. Teachers are hands-on REMARKABLE, flawlessly putting their high credentialed qualities to the ultimate test. This is a luxury for every student (& parent!). Thank you to all administrators and teachers....

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
HSAWH is an excellent school! I have one children enrolled there and he LOVES his school. I do not believe that there is more work than they can handle there are plenty of opportunities for them to get tutorials from their teachers during advisory and sometimes after school. The teachers put in every effort to your child succeed. HSAWH is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
Excellent School. We are new to US and chose Katy because of Schools reputation. Mrs. Landry is a wonderful teacher. All the staff is great and very friendly. My son is in Kindergarten and he loves his teacher and her school. Great experience ..........I am proud of being in Harmony .

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2013
Our daughter has been a student at HSAWH since 2012-2013 school year after moving her from Katy ISD elementary school. We love our school and are fortunate for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful school. Excellent academics, great teachers who go above and beyond their basic role in so many ways and a general positive atmosphere. It is true that the school is a new school and may have some minor organizational issues when compared to similar organizations with long track record, but that is minimal especially when you review TEA's official rankings and compare it with other top schools in the region. HSAWH was among the top 10% schools in Texas. More important, there is dedication from its administration and parents to make it the top school in the region. For those parents seriously interested in giving their children better education in a caring atmosphere, we encourage you to visit HSAWH and explore opportunity to become part of its community. The school is young and has great opportunities and its a great place to enroll your children at. Go wildcats!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
My son is in Kindergarten at Harmony Science Academy- West Houston. My wife and I love the way our son is challenged at Harmony. We worked all summer on his sight words and we re only 2 months into the school year and he s reading already. Even though it s taking him some time to adjust to how structured Mrs. Carby runs her class, I m sure he ll be okay by the end of this semester. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL and hope that my daughter gets accepted in a few years. I also love the way they keep us informed 2-3 times a week via email on EVERY thing that s going on. My wife is an elementary teacher for AISD and she s highly impressed with the way Harmony is ran compared to her school. GREAT JOB HARMONY

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
HSAWH is a good school. it is inconvenient for some parents who don't have enough time but they can call in the middle of the school day and see if they are ok take it from me I go to thsi school it is a good school

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2013
My son attended Harmony last year. We were very disappointed in the school. He is a straight a student and does not have behavioral issues. The teachersare/were mostly all very young. The pay at Harmony schools is very low, so maybe that is the reason. One of the teachers screamed at the class constantly. She took any recess ( they only had recess 3 days a week) they had away. They were not even allowed to talk during lunch, so this was a hardship for the kids. I sent the PE teacher a note, only 1x when my son was sick. I specifically asked that he not run and be allowed to sit out. His teacher told him that he had to run for the pres. fitness test, so he ran a mile. His main classroom teacher did not even learn to spell his name ( a common name) the entire year. Every time she sent something home, his name was misspelled. She also sent the entire spelling list home every week, w/ every word capitalized. She 'lost' all his school supplies & he was never given any of his stuff. She instead gave him broken/used items. The office closed during the beginning and ending of school which made it hard to take care of business & during school hours, the office phone rang unanswered.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
We have a boy who was unchallenged at his top ranked KISD school. His third grade teacher had him teaching part of the class bc he knew everything before she taught it and he could explain it on they're level (I kidd you not). At Harmony, he has had homework and projects all year. He had literally never brought home a single piece of homework in his entire school career. The first week at Harmony they had him working on scientific method and doing a science project that my junior in HS was doing in her physics class. He has finally been challenged for the first time ever. And the other great thing about this school is that they take discipline seriously. They use a point system with differing consequences and if you get too many points you are kicked out of the school. It means they don't have to put up with the bullies and disruptions that the regular schools have. They just get rid of them. In the regular schools, bullies were never punished or sent anywhere else. They just got an hour with the principal and a phone call to the parents. It just kept happening over and over. Not at Harmony. We just finished our first year and we'll be here until he graduates.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2013
Unorganized. We transferred to HSAWH this year from the location in Sugarland. Let me tell you...Huge disappointment. If it weren t for the lottery system, I would try and return to Sugarland campus. Staff is completely unorganized. My children are in the same class and had 3 different teachers throughout the school year, with one on maternity leave for 6-8 weeks. The teachers are young and have little experience. One of the replacement teachers in my children s classroom was not even certified to be a teacher. Children are expected not to talk at lunch, this is crazy! The only social time they have, and they cannot talk, seems a little absurd. The lack of activities for elementary student is obvious. My children were tested and accepted into the GT program and are left to play on YouTube during their GT class time. This is unacceptable. GT is supposed to foster their talents, not enable them to scour the internet. After speaking with the principal on multiple occasions about my concerns, we are still on the fence about returning to this campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I am a parent who's child attends this school and is also in the GT program at this school. I have mixed reviews about this school. My child has definitely learned a lot and has gained more confidence in this school. However, as a parent I am concerned about the laid-back attitude and at times, rude behavior of the front office and the administration. I strongly believe that the adults working in the school environment set an example for the children. Also, the administration needs to get more organized. That is the biggest problem in the school and will be a solution in itself. Also, I find this school to be very middle-school and High-school centric. Most of the activities and events are geared towards these grades. Elementary school requires a different mindset and a way of handling, which I find glaringly lacking. There is a distinct disconnect between the school and the PTO and a sense of mutual distrust between them. That is concerning. And what I am totally incredulous about is the fact that they are going to have benchmark testing for grades 3 and up, in the last week of school - right up to the last day. Seriously????

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
This is a great school ,but the administration have a lot of work to do. The administration needs to raise their standards for their staff. I drop my daughter off and I still see late teachers entering the building. Also, my daughters tells me about all the teachers that have tattoos. My daughter should not know that you have a tattoo,!! However, most of it comes down the teacher. For example, my daughter has an excellent teacher. Her teacher communicates frequently, gives us guidance on how to support our child, and offers challenging homework for my GT daughter. I have seen teachers in the same grade level do not have high standards. However, when walking around the school, I find many children running in the hallways, and the students act silly in line and this doesn't bother the teachers or administration. Also, I am concerned about safety. They leave the doors open in the morning and students sit and wait unsupervised. There is NO ONE watching the children that arrive between 7:00 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Unsupervised children scares me.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
no special about this school. most of parents who picking up their kids need to be discipline, most of them cut the line instead waiting for their turn, its ashamed! students are too big! 29 students in one class! cant wait til the school year end, transferring my kiddo to new school.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My husband and I have 4 children who attend HSAWH. We moved our children to Harmony as we had heard positive things about this school, and we knew the needs of our children were not being met by our local public school. I cannot fully explain how our children's lives have improved since attending Harmony! Our daughter with special needs loves going to school for the first time in three years and she speaks so happily of her teachers. One of our other children is in Harmony's GT program and enjoys the smaller class size and individual and advanced curriculum they have put into place for her. I have always found the school staff, from the teachers to the principal, to be honestly interested in getting to know each one of my children's strengths and needs and diligent about helping them. If you have children whose educational needs are not being met at their current school, I would highly recommend you give Harmony schools a try. I am thankful that we have the opportunity to choose where we send our children to school and hope that our legislators will hear our vote to increase their support and funding to Harmony and other charter schools who are dedicated to academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
I am excited that my child attends HSA. The staff at this school is involved in childs' learning and cares strongly about educating the whole child.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
I am a parent who is concerned about the changes in staff and policy at HSAWH this school year. As a parent, I find it unacceptable that the school office is closed while students are in class (until 3:29 daily) If student safety is the concern, then pickup should be done at a location away from the office. That said, there are many extraordinary teachers and many who need additional education. This is a situation that you will find at any school. With children who have been educated privately, and at a traditional ISD, the odds of having a great teacher are 50/50. The one advantage that HSAWH has over the ISD is that it is a small school. It doubled in size this year, so I'm writing off the negative issues as growing pains that will be resolved next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
This school really go the extra yard to make sure every student is getting the best education. They have an excellent teaching staff that gives 100% to their students.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
I absolutely love this school. I recommend it to anyone looking for a rewarding Science and Technology school that will teach your children valuable lessons public schools and other private schools can t touch.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2013
As a parent of several children at HSA-WH , I am very interested in the negative comments posted by parents and a teacher. While I agree there have been some communication problems, past and present, I think it s grossly unfair to solely blame the school. To their credit (HSA) they have put together an extensive website and data base to facilitate communication between the parents and staff. At some point, the PARENTS must take responsibility for their own lack of knowledge. I also have never felt "bullied" into opening my purse to a cause I have not deemed worthy of my financial support. Perhaps a conversation on fiscal responsibility, want vs. need and independent thinking would be beneficial in helping your kids understand the difference. You are here by choice. You left another school in order to come here. It is my guess you will find time to post scathing reports wherever you go rather than volunteer, participate and cultivate relationships within the school. Being derogatory to the staff is not constructive. Also, any concerns I have brought to the schools attention have been met with humility and respect. Thanks for all you do Mr. Dugan and staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
Although I am an employee at this school, I will post as a parent because I was a parent first. This is a fantastic school that puts education first. It is not a great fit for every family because we are not a traditional ISD school. We do not have transportation AND the school does put the safety of the children first, which limits the access of parents to the inside of the school during drop off and dismissal hours. That said, what's wrong with that? The front office is dark because they are CLOSED. They are making certain that our students get to their appropriate dismissal areas and to class safely and on time. The schoolwork is demanding. The homework is demanding. The teachers, staff and students expect quite a bit from themselves and congratulate each other on a job well done. We have strong leadership, loyal families and dedicated students. I am a proud member of the HSA-WH family and plan to stay that way for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
Awesome School. Overall this school is great. The teachers are working professionals with ample experience in the field. The curriculum is intense but teaches you everything you need to know for your future career.

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2013
My son is in Kindergarten at Harmony Science Academy- West Houston and our entire family LOVES the community there. I am SHOCKED by the negative comments- our son's teachers have been NOTHING but fabulous and I spend a good deal of time volunteering at the school and think the staff and kids always seem to have such positive attitudes! I love that nearly every staff person on campus knows who I am and who my son is. My son is in the GT program and came in with great academic skills and yet his teacher has made every effort to send him home with appropriate homework for his level and has utilized him to help struggling students in the class. He is THRIVING at Harmony and we are looking forward to another 12 years there! We love how diverse the student and faculty are and I think it adds to the overall experience of a great school

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
We love Harmony West Houston. I like the diversity that my son experiences with his classmates and teachers. He enjoys going to school each day and feels like he belongs, that goes a long way in my books. He has exposure to other cultures and languages and a high level of academics. The school meets my needs for education and opportunity. The school is obviously experiencing growing pains but as long as I can see that every effort is being made to address these and find solutions, I'm willing to grow with them for the great education my son is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
The school office is closed during morning pick-up and drop off, making it nearly impossible for busy parents to conduct any business. The administrators ( all Turkish men) operate like robots. There are no contact numbers for the principals or administrators. Read for yourself some of the PTA/PTO minutes. Things promised are not delivered. Teachers seem routinely frustrated and seem to take it out on students, by yelling at them and taking away their meager recess time. They end up having silent lunch and walking during recess most days. There is no warning if a child is missing an assignment or project, they are simply given a zero. Never have I seen a school run like this one! Students here may do better than some other places, but it is do to fear and parent pressure not because of great teachers. The teachers are young, inexperienced, and poorly paid. The subjects are all focused on the STARR test. Students take lots and lots of practice tests geared for the BIG test. My son keeps asking when school will be out and begs me so stay home.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
Please read this one as well.If you are asking an American teacher idea about school. This is a good answer for you. Thank you. I have been a teacher at this school for a year and I love it! The diversity is incredible, both among the students and the staff. The teachers here love to teach and truly work to make sure their kids succeed. Perhaps I am biased, but I love my co-workers and I am honored to work with them. Submitted by a teacher

- submitted by a teacher
February 16, 2013
You want the truth about these Harmony schools? Demand to sit with a principal. Demand to see their qualifications. Also, ask lots of questions. Finally, sit down with an American teacher and ask them how much they like teaching there. Their facial and non-verbal cues will tell you everything you need to know. These schools are a farce. I should know. I've worked for one.

- submitted by a teacher
December 11, 2012
My daughter was selected by the lottery system to attend 4th grade this school year. I have been very impressed with the way Harmony operates. She is a smart capable GT child, but was struggling in her home district public school. Since she has been at Harmony, her grades have improved and told me she likes going to school now. I am also impressed with the diversity of the faculty, student body and Administration. Speaking of the Administration & faculty, they have been wonderful in guidance and helping us navigate a new school setting. I couldn't be more happy with my decision to enroll my child at Harmony.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
I have been a teacher at this school for a year and I love it! The diversity is incredible, both among the students and the staff. The teachers here love to teach and truly work to make sure their kids succeed. Perhaps I am biased, but I love my co-workers and I am honored to work with them.

- submitted by a teacher
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Harmony Science Academy - West Houston
22400 Grand Corner Dr., Katy, TX  77494
(832) 437-3926
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