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About This School

Earl Harris Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bethany. 718 children attend Earl Harris Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 50% of the 718 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Earl Harris Elementary School is 20:1. SNU School for Children is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 10% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 38%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This school is the best. My children have been going to Bethany since they were in Pre-K. The counselor and Principal are outstanding and willing to help in any way possible even with spunky kids. Parent/Teacher involvement is wonderful! I could not have asked for a better staff to educate my children. This is a very close knit school/family and we all strive for the very best for all the children that attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pre-K teacher was a rookie and clearly unprepared. I personally observed her several times. She played favorites introduced religion into the classroom shamed and humiliated some students while letting others get away with similar behavior and resisted the guidance (regarding positive discipline) that the school's own counselor told her to apply to improve classroom discipline. Guess who is NOT coming back next year? Yup the counselor. The principal looks for excuses to threaten parents and to revoke transfer student enrollments.

  • (1 year ago)

    I camped out for a week to get my daughter into this school... it was the best decision I have ever made. The level of academics is unbelievable but the administration educators and staff make this school a very special. They take the time to learn about your child on an individual basis and teach them in a positive manner.

  • (2 years ago)

    Best teachers administrators and faculty hands down. It's obvious that they care so much for the kids and there is a sense of unity and family. We love Earl Harris Elementary!

  • (4 years ago)

    From the principal on down the staff they are all wonderful! The principal Mr. Haws really cares about the kids. He can be seen opening car doors to hiking with them at science camp to wearing strange outfits at the all school friday morning 'Round Up' to get the kids in the spirit. The teachers absolutely love the kids too. People wait for up to 5 days in a line to get their kids transferred into the school. That really says something!

  • (4 years ago)

    The academic arts and sports offerings are great. But the reason we love this school district is because of the exceptional way the administration and staff are truly concerned with the training of our students for careers and life. This school feels more like a family community. The parent involvement is very high. We are so thankful we were able to transfer into this district 5 years ago where we feel our kids are safe well educated with a variety of course offerings and will flourish.

  • (4 years ago)

    A wonderful community of caring and dedicated administrators teachers and parents make up the best school in our area!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Bethany is school where people care about people. Our children have an opportunity to experience this caring enviroment as they learn and mature.

  • (4 years ago)

    It feels like a private school. The teachers and administration are wonderful. My kids feel safe at school. They offer a variety of extra curricular activities. My kids stated they never want to leave Bethany schools!

  • (4 years ago)

    This schools strives to bring top educational materials to our students. The teachers are outstanding and truly take the time to work with each child. I love Bethany Schools and am proud I have a child that goes to school there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because the teachers really care about the students. They do a great job of keeping parents informed and the students challenged.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are caring the kids are great and you get the small community feel in the middle of big city.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to Bethany when our oldest son was in first grade. We moved just to get into Bethany schools. It has been the best thing we have ever done. My oldest graduated from Bethany High last year and is now attending OCU. I credit his great success to having a wonderful learning environment. My youngest is surrounded by people who encourage him in all way to succeed and to try everything. They have bright and caring teachers through all grade levels.

  • (4 years ago)

    Earl Harris Elementary School is there to help the children to become the best they can become both in academics and personal life. There is a Christian atmosphere in all things. It is more like a private school than a public school in as much as every teacher and administrator knows all the children by name.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bethany Earl Harris is a fantastic school that truly cares about the kids and ranks at the top of all schools in the state.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the teachers! I love the parent support! I love the moral values!

  • (4 years ago)

    Bethany Earl Harris Elementary School is a relatively small school that has great teachers who genuinely care about their students. They use innovative methods of teaching in the classroom and want to teach in a way that creates a joy of learning. We have an excellent principal and superintendent that constantly strive to make our school the best it can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bethany Earl Harris Elementary has the best teachers and staff that anyone could ask for. They truly care about our kids!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our school has teachers administrators and staff that love and care for children!. We all want to work together to educate the students. The parents at our school are also working their hardest to help with their child's education. Because of these factors we see children achieving and growing into responsible citizens.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers and administration that care about teaching each child and maintaining a safe learning environment.

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