School Details

Holly Harshman Elementary School

1000 Geyer Dr, Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-3151
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 443 students 15 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
79%
87%
87%
86%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mena School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
85%
89%
89%
82%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mena School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
84%
93%
93%
70%
80%
80%
61%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mena School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holly Harshman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mena. 443 children attend Holly Harshman Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 69% of the 443 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holly Harshman Elementary School is 15:1. Louise Durham Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent of Holly Harshman you could not pay me to rate this school it has gone down hill this year If I had any other place I could send my kid I would The teachers just do not care about these kids here at all maybe their over worked are what ever but they just dont When you here this from over 200 other parents then thats when you know it is not you are your child it is the teachers and the school is not doing its job that we pay them to do...Teach Not Down Grade our Children...

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. My son now has a love of reading and I contribute this to his 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Cox. We are looking forward to the 4th grade and another great year.

  • (5 years ago)

    This year has given an entire new feel to the school. We have been so pleased with the positive interactions that we see on a daily basis. Thank you to the enire staff for all of their hard work to make my child feel welcome and learn to her potential.

  • (6 years ago)

    We recently enrolled in Holly Harshman this year. We have been so pleased. The teachers are amazing and do an excellent job at meeting my child's needs and making me feel comfortable.

  • (6 years ago)

    We just enrolled my granddaughter in this school and for the first time in over two years she announced to us 'I love this school!' It is a miracle! Thanks to the principal office staff school nurse the teachers and students for making this happen!

  • (7 years ago)

    Very positive staff excellent results good parental involvement another solid public school in Mena.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had a child in HHE this last school year and it was amazing. He had always played sick to try and stay home at his old school and last year the child didn't miss a single day. That's how much he loved the school and his teacher. With her help he went from getting D's the year before to on the Honor Roll all last school year. I can't say enough praise for the school that gave my child the confidence to know he can do anything!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a child at HHE and I feel the school is lacking in parent teacher relationships. The school doesn't really have much to offer a child in extracurriclar activities except in sports. The principal isn't very involved in meeting the parents well that's how I see it anyway.

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