HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY - AUSTIN

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930 E RUNDBERG LN
AUSTIN, TX 78753
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Phone: 512-835-7900
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Harmony Science Academy (austin)
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 44.4
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 2963
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Gina Gregory
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (25 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-11
    "My children have attended this school for the two+ years we have lived in Austin, having attended HSE in Houston prior, and I've found this school to be excellent. It is an exemplary school and the standard is high, and my children are doing very well here. The teachers truly care and give extra effort to making sure all students are successful. THIS is what I look for in a school!!!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-02
    "I will never let my own kids go to this school after having seen it from the inside. The principal has created a toxic environment which can't help but to trickle into the classrooms. She targets staff (and students) if she feels they are challenging her. This has lead to a very high turnover rate. That means that every year is like a learning year for the (new) and inexperienced staff. In addition, resources are virtually non-existent unless teachers buy them. Lastly, I have to agree with a previous post about the amount of "high need visas" being suspicious and the fact that most of the so-called teachers coming over from Turkey are almost impossible for students to understand. They also have no skills in classroom management. Google NY Times and Turkish Schools, as well as 60 Minutes and Turkish Schools. Then draw your own conclusions."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-17
    "I also taught at Harmony School of Excellence. I've taught for 15 years, but have never seen a school mismanaged to this extent. There is a huge riff between the American and Turkish Teachers. The Turks are here on a "High Need Visa." Harmony Schools has more of these Visa's than the technology industry combined. Most of the Turkish teachers can't speak much English, but they can teach the kids? I was harassed and yelled at constantly by the principal. If your Musilm, your safe. If not, run in the other direction. This school is funneling money back into Turkey. There are NO supplies for the kids with classrooms being tiny and packed with kids. Kids are charged to get their cell phones back, Saturday detentions/tutorials are mandatory for many. This Saturday School is just another way for the Turkish teachers to be paid $25 hr. for sitting. Google Harmony Schools, read the New York Times article from Summer 2012, its only the tip of the iceberg."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-12
    "Being a former employee, I have somewhat of a unique perspective. The majority of the staff is some of the most hard working individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. Then there are the Turkish members of the staff, most of which I am sure have never taken a teaching course or have never held anything close to a teaching position prior to working at Harmony. Numerous times I saw competent American teachers get passed over for positions so they could justify bringing another Turk over on a work Visa. The students do work hard and were a great group of kids. They perform well on the state tests, but I believe that is a direct result of the extra hours of instruction that are assigned only to the American teachers and the numerous extra hours that they put in. It is sad & frustrating that there are only 2 qualifications to meet in order to advance as faculty. One is to be male, the second is to be Turkish. Unfortunately, I did not meet the second qualification, so I spent all of my years working under Turkish first year teachers who were somehow made department chair. Sending your kids here will get good state test results, but don't be surprised by high faculty turnover."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-04
    "The level of communications out of this school is substandard. Lodging a complaint against the school staff is useless because of the high degree is nepotism at this school. We get notice of a Saturday event less than 18 hours before the (mandatory) takes place. Further, I am beginning to have doubts that a certain science teacher is qualified to teach since she is so poor at speaking clear English."
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