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Harmony Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 558 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $89,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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Posted April 9, 2012

I have to say, overall I am not pleased with this school. The staff is ok, but the kids are out of control most of the time. I have been to class parties and the kids were literally running in and out of the room and down the hall. When I asked the teacher where certain students went, she didn t know and acted as if it happens all the time. I have also been to lunch with my kids and many students were running in all different directions through the entire lunch period. I could barely enjoy sitting with my kids to have lunch with them because the others were so crazy. At our previous school it was not like this at all. Their grades also dropped pretty drastically while attending this school. They do offer after school tutoring which would be nice, but when I asked my kids what they worked on during tutoring it was never anything they needed to be working on or the teacher couldn t even stay and had to get someone else to basically just sit with them for that hour. We are moving this month and I am very ready to get them into a different school. There is more I could say but I don t have enough room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

Do not expect to be welcomed by the teachers and staff if you want to be a home room Mom. Terrible experience for a child that is reserved. The Principal speaks down to you even though you have more education than her. They seem to "run you off" if you request to sit in the child's classroom. I was told that I was a distraction to the other kids just for wanting to sit quietly in a corner and observe how the class was run. My child was contentiously getting hit on by another student and the teacher simply looked the other way. She blamed my child for not speaking up. The principal sides with the teachers of course and was of little help. The poor kids are not watched & after becoming a staff member, I saw kids picked by vehicles that they did not normally go home in. A child was placed on a bus when they were a car rider! The playground is easily accessed by a side gate and the children wander towards the back of the property which leads into the woods. There were several holes in the fence at the time, hopefully these have been fixed! Forget parent involvement, because you feel so unwelcome.
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Posted April 19, 2010

My child had a traumatizing Kindergarden experience, 1st grade was his best. 2nd Grade is ok. The teachers are fair at best. They seem to look down on the kids a lot, even in meetings. I visited my child a couple times and was not allowed to stay more than a few minutes. Very dissapointed overall. Had I had more experience before buying my home, I would have chosen a different location, just so they don't attend this school. I'm looking into charter schools and private at this time, my daughter is due to start next fall and if I can control it, she won't attend this school.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education56%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 52%
White 17% 29%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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10625 Green Lake Street
San Antonio, TX 78223
Phone: (210) 633-0231

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