HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY - WACO

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1900 N VALLEY MILLS DR
WACO, TX 76710
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Phone: 254-751-7878
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 11th Grade
  • District: Harmony Science Acad (waco)
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 49.8
  • Number Students: 597
  • Number Teachers: 34
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5643
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (12 ratings)
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    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-10
    "Harmony Science Academy administration takes in interest in all students and cares for the well being of each student. Yes, there is some bullying. However, this is being dealt with and is not tolerated. The middle school and high school students have textbooks as I have seen these books. I do not teach at the elementary level so I do not know about the textbook situation at that level. There are high academic expectations for all Harmony students and the school is very much geared to getting students prepared to go to college. Dress code is enforced and so are behavioral guidelines. There are not high rates of absence and I have not been aware of a high incidence of illness among students. Overall Harmony is a good school with a number of good teachers. Yes, there are improvements that are needed such as improved custodial services. I have worked in two other districts and all districts and schools want to "look good.""
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-07
    "My kids no longer attend this school. Dirty school! My kids were sick all the time. Bullying is an issue. 27 student per class, only 1 teacher. Ask to see the books your kids study, they don't have any. They mostly use print outs from websites the teachers subscribe to. The administration does not care for the well being for the students nor do they care about their learning, they only care how to make the school Look good."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-12
    "While this can be a good option for some, this does not represent a "GreatSchool." The student/teacher/staff ratio is not as low as published across the board. Many classrooms are over 25 students/teacher. The school has a high turnover rate. There have been three different principals over the past three years. It is very common for staff members to leave during the school year. For the most part staff members are hard working, helpful and competent teachers while others may not be certified to teach. There seems to be too much emphasis on looking good (0% dropout rate, non-indoctrination practices) and not enough with consistency in providing a safe, engaging and rigorous academic experience."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-25
    "We are fortunate to be a part of the wonderful school! We are finishing our 5th year there so we were among the group of students and parents that started the school. We have that special connection with the school and the staff. We truly see it as a "family." The opportunities and expectations of the students is wonderful. You will not find a more dedicated group of teachers than at Harmony-Waco. My children are constantly involved in something, therefore leaving less time to engage in other nonproductive things. We have experienced both private and public schools, but Harmony is definitely our top choice. I have always experienced nothing but support from the administration and my concerns have been quickly addressed. I take the time to meet and get to know the staff and they do the same. Needless to say, we are proud to be a part of the HSA-Waco family!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-10
    "This school is not as good as it pretends to be. While math and science are emphasized, other subjects suffer, and the administration fails to support teachers of English and social studies. Students do not turn in their homework and teachers are unable to teach properly. The year we left, the principal was completely absent, to the point where students speculated as to whether there was a principal. The students are primarily slackers, and those who are there for the academics suffer."
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