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Lubbock, TX
Students enrolled: 444
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1516 53rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79412

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(806) 747-1000
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February 13, 2015
Hey, I am harmony science academy student here in Lubbock. The teachers here are really great. They really care about your future and they're willing to do anything it takes to make sure that the students have the right education.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2015
I have been at Harmony Science Academy since 2007, which is when it opened, and though I was skeptical at first, the student/ Teacher ratio provided me more chances to understand the material taught in the classes. And though there was a bunch of things up in the air, the school has brought many of them down to earth. All in all HSA-Lubbock is a great school to learn in and enjoy the Sciences, Maths, and Engineering fields.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2015
Great school! They really helped me with my college search and offered many Dual Credit and AP courses to take! I've been enrolled in Harmony for 4 years and extremely glad that I will be graduating here. If you are looking for a school that is not crowded or cluttered, has excellent teachers that care for their students and offers a safe learning environment, then I definitely recommend this school! Muy Bueno ;D

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2015
This is the greatest school I've ever attended. I've been to many schools. This is by one of the best. This school offers many opportunities. Numerous school trips and functions. The STEM program is phenomenal. They offer a plethora of clubs and committees. The faculty and staff are very dedicated. It is a safe and excellent learning environment.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2015
Harmony Science Academy is the most amazing School I have seen by far. The teachers work well with the students. They keep them after school for tutoring and encourage them to keep their grades up. Harmony besides it excellent staff has a great activities such as an art class and a robotics class. The students work great together this is another good thing I love about this school. There are no fights whatsoever the students are very close and learn to work together very well. This is why Harmony Science Academy is the most amazing School i've seen by far.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2015
After attending Harmony for 5 years, I can say that there is no other school like this. The teachers at Harmony are devoted to helping their students better their skills in all areas. The small class sizes allow the students to get the attention that they need in order to gain all the knowledge that they can. I have learned so many things here that I will keep with me throughout my life. Harmony has become a second home to me and my classmates. This school doesn't just offer education, it provides a family.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2014
This school is great and working great for my daughters (one in 1st grade, one in 5th grade), they are both getting a good education. My daughters have been at this school for 2 years and are doing really well. Both of our children are happy - love it here; they love going to school in the morning. I was able to take a look round the school at lesson time and was really impressed with the rapport the teachers have with the students and with the general standard of behavior. In grades 6-12, each student assigned a Google Chromebook, allowed to take it home. Most of all, we appreciate the excellent academic standards offered and maintained by the school and we would certainly recommend Harmony Science Academy Lubbock to anyone looking to provide their children with an excellent all-round educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
Here's the deal. You get out of this school what you are willing to put in. I have worked at this school and have had my kids there. The school is designed for academic excellence. If your kid puts in the effort, they will excel. However, they also have to have numbers to operate. There are a few bad seeds in the school. You will find them everywhere. If and when Harmony takes a stronger stance in getting the bad seeds out, I think this school will work the way it does in Houston and other places. Eventually, if enough kids that want to be there enroll, then you will find that this school is an incredible option to public school. I still have a son there. The smaller class sizes help him focus on his studies. One teacher we could do without, but you can't win everything. The bottom line... if you can get in, do it. Eventually there will be enough good kids in there where they can turn away the problem kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
I wonder if the two former teachers that submitted reviews would have done so it they had not been fired. It would seem that the two teachers would fit into the category of disgruntled former employees. My child attends Harmony and flourishes there where as before Harmony the opposite was true. They have some really great teacher and some not so great like any other school. The only complaint that I have is it seems a bit unorganized at times. Harmony may not be for every child, but for mine it the only thing.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I would not recommend this school to anyone. I taught there for a year and was fired because there were too many potty accidents in my class. The HEAD principal who is Turkish told me this. I will never teach there again and do not recommend it to anybody looking to put there child in this school. The administration does not support what the teachers say; they believe only what the parents say because they want the school to be big in NUMBERS.....they only care about how many students are in the school and not about the education.

- submitted by a teacher
March 28, 2012
My son has attended this school for the 2011-12 school year and it will me his only year to attend. The post that mention disorganized and lack of communication hit it on the head. My son states that his teacher does scream and yell at them as I have also heard other students say. Please look for other schools before enrolling in this one.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I am a current parent at Harmony and I have only good things to say about this school. There are excellent academic programs. The teachers are very encouraging and the environment is great. They really bring out the best in all their students and create in them a desire to learn and to really enjoy it. I highly recommend it to any parents considering education.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
I am currently a teacher at HSA and have been since it opened. The first couple of years were rough (as are most schools when they first open) but it has been much smoother the last few years. As with any school we have to have foreign language classes...Spanish and Turkish are the two offered at HSA at this time. That is no different than other schools offering German or French. While there are Turkish administrators, there are also American women administrators. The school has to follow the same rules that public schools do as far as TAKS/STAAR testing. Rather than just listening to waht disgruntled parents and teachers who weren't rehired, come on out and take a look for yourself. There are no more problems in Harmony than Cooper, Frenship or LISD . Every school has kinks to work out and ours are getting worked out just fine. Please don't take my word for it, come on out and see what we we are like!

- submitted by a teacher
July 25, 2011
We toured the school earlier this year, and were stunned by what we saw and heard. Despite the fact there was a tour going on, teachers were screaming (yes, SCREAMING) at classrooms and at students in the halls, in front of administrators. The teachers were never admonished, nor were we told it would be handled. It was treated as though this was status quo. We left, and will NEVER go back.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2011
I taught at Harmony for one year and I would NEVER send my children there. Why? 1) Lack of Communication. The administration is severely disorganized and communicate very poorly with everyone. 2) Unqualified administration and teachers. The administration is predominately Turkish and not qualified for their positions. Many teachers have no degree in education and absolutely no experience! 3) Children aren't put first. We teachers begged for a counselor because our students were struggling, but the administration refused to comply because it was "not required by the state." 4) Over-Testing. Harmony advertises that it is an "Exemplary School," but the test scores are actually very low. They had FOUR Mock TAKS tests in addition to the regular TAKS schedule last year to compensate. 5) Turkish agenda. They have Turkish as a foreign language,they require teachers to enter students in the Turkish Olympiad every year, and they hire a LOT of teachers from Turkish-speaking countries. 6) Poor science education. Despite advertising themselves as a science school, the facilities are of much poorer quality than most public schools. Students do more worksheets than experiments.

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2011
My son went to school there for about six weeks, and it seemed that everytime we turned around he was being told something, or other kids were picking on him, but he would not say anything being the new kid, so he was always being blamed for things and the other students just were left to pick on him, and when he wld get into trouble they wld laugh at him. And the math teacher, I would not have her teach in any school in this country.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
This school is not a good school!!! They have high ratings and I am guessing it is because the higher the grade level the less students they have but as for the structure of the school, I would not recommend it! They never have the dates and times right for activities, evry time I went to the school there were kids running around the halls. They are too "soft" my child was left to do the work on her own and in first grade I believe a child still needs to be told what to do and watched to make sure the work gets done! This was my childs first year at Harmony (1st grade) and she will never go back and I will never recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
They emphasize science, math, languages, and ethics, and the school is bright and clean and full of beautiful pictures and posters.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers are the most dedicated I have ever known.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2009
My kids have just started here but there is so very little structure it has me concerned. The lunch room is chaos as is the pick-up and drop-off. The classroom ratios are much higher than we were toldmy second grade child has 24 students in his class and just one teacher and so does my kindergarden age child. We are playing wait and see right now to see if things will settle down soo but we may be moving them in the second semester if it doesn't change.

- submitted by a parent

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Harmony Science Academy (Lubbock)
1516 53rd Street, Lubbock, TX  79412
(806) 747-1000
Last modified Harmony Science Academy (Lubbock) is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harmony Science Academy (Lubbock) Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top