School Details

James A Harmon Elementary School

2090 Frank Rd, Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 801-8150
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 576 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

84%
74%
78%
66%
73%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • South-Western City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
79%
78%
70%
85%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • South-Western City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James A Harmon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of James A Harmon Elementary School is Mr. Michael Wang, whose e-mail is michael_wang@swcs.k12.oh.us. 576 children attend James A Harmon Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 576 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at James A Harmon Elementary School is 21:1. East Franklin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 68%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 57%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Harmon myself as a child and now my son goes there. The techers are outstanding. They are compassionate caring and actually seem to care about the individual students

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not think some of the teachers have the student's best interest. Lack of special needs and also the ability to take iniative. I was advised that due to lack of staffing my child would not be able to participate in the Speech program. Although she recommended that she is eligable which is greatly effecting her reading level.

  • (9 years ago)

    Old building but improving. The nicest staff you'll ever meet! I went there from '97 to '02 from K to 4th grade and it was by far my favorite school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is in 1st grade this year & we love Harmon! The principal and teachers are very caring and understanding. They are also very organized. I spent a lot of time in her kindergarten class volunteering and can say that everyone involved with this school has a great attitude. Even the children seem happy to be there. They involve the parents a lot and have a variety of family activities to encourage this. They try to do what is best for the kids and definitely put them first. The PTA is also very involved with the school and always looking for ways to make improvements. This is a top notch elementary school and I am glad my daughter goes there. A big thank you to all of the staff at Harmon!

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