School Details

Jack Harmon Elementary School

39315 N. Cortona Drive, Queen Creek, AZ 85240
(480) 882-3500
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 604 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
67%
69%
78%
76%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • J O Combs Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
53%
62%
79%
76%
75%
59%
55%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • J O Combs Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
54%
63%
81%
76%
80%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • J O Combs Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
48%
61%
82%
80%
80%
52%
52%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • J O Combs Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jack Harmon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Queen Creek. The principal of Jack Harmon Elementary School is Christopher Lineberry. 604 students attend Jack Harmon Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Jack Harmon Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 604 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jack Harmon Elementary School is 18:1. Combs Traditional Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 62%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 28% 28%
Asian 1.0% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 40%
Limited English proficiency 9% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son has attended Harmon since Kindergarten. He's now in 2nd grade and absolutely loves it! Excellent teachers/staff whom are welcoming and helpful. If you want a GREAT school for your child bring him/her to Harmon )

  • (9 months ago)

    We love this school! The principal Mr. Singley is always out and involved in every aspect of this school. He emphasizes good character morals values and of course academics. Both of my children have attended since kindergarten and have tested above the nations average in all areas consistently. The staff here is so friendly and they really make it a point to say hello to every student and parent. I support my school 100% and love the fact that it is in safe walking distance from our house. Get involved and support your local school!

  • (9 months ago)

    My son has attended this school for 4 yrs and every teacher he has had have been awesome and great at listening to any concerns and working with me to help my son! My daughter is now attending kinder and she loves it and has been learning a lot! I also volunteer regularly and I must say that all of Harmon's staff are respectful courteous and friendly! In my opinion this school is an excellent school with an excellent principal!

  • (9 months ago)

    My children have been at this school since the first day its' doors opened. We have seen many changes but are more than happy with the education they have received there. The staff goes above and beyond being employees they truly care about each student. I have never seen a principal learn student's names as fast as Mr. Singley. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone I know.

  • (9 months ago)

    I have been very impressed with Harmon. I have 3 children that attend there and am grateful for such a strong and supportive staff. The principal has been amazing and is very attentive to his students and their needs. I have been extremely happy with my children's teachers. They always make sure my children are getting the extra push they need and desire as they are all high achievers. I would highly recommend choosing this school. Have been very happy with my children's education at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mr Singley is a great principal. The school gym/cafeteria is dirty. The breakfast and lunches are pitiful. The front office staff is amazing. The teachers are great. The curriculum that they are forced to teach is not the best but there are charter schools in the area that you can choose from. If your child is not white then don't consider the charter schools. They will feel more comfortable at Harmon or Ellsworth as a non-white child. Otherwise I like Harmon. The parent pickup is nice. The extra curricular activities are better than Combs Traditional Academy but the curriculum does not "push" your child to succeed. That is something you need to do at home regardless of where your child will go.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has an IEP. He is on the autism spectrum. The only reason he attends Harmon is because of the wonderful special needs classes student ratio and integration into regular classes. He has never been bullied and is treated like everyone else. The program that is implemented is helpful at home and meetings are detailed and comprehensive. If you have a special needs child these teachers and assistants truly care and help your child overcome. We have made so much progress that you can no longer tell he has speech/cognitive delays.

  • (2 years ago)

    We've given this school a shot for almost 3 years. It's gotten so bad that we wont even finish the year. The principal is a micromanager with no children skills the counselor is a buzzword spinning UOP graduate and the teachers are so overwhelmed that I don't blame them for giving up and acting like spoiled teenage babysitters. The cafeteria food is an unhealthy disgusting joke; art/PE/music are essentially nonexistent. If your child ever does anything wrong you can guarantee that she will be BULLIED and called out for her entire time at the school not only by fellow students at the teachers urging but also by the teachers and staff themselves. Harmon's idea of education is to keep kids in their seats and hand out worksheet after worksheet or timed tests of rote memorization--sad considering how absolutely DISMAL their test results are. Heaven forbid you have a child who is not a mindless drone. There is very little hands on that isn't a repetition of the activities the kids have done for years. The PTSO is a nice enough group of ladies if clique-y but they're putting lipstick on a pig an abusive unfriendly pig who is detrimental to the proper education of any child.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am excited to have 6th grade at the school this year. All four of our kids will be attending this year. I love the neighborhood feel! Just a few of the things that Harmon does well... Online grades online behavior reports AR (Accelerated Reader). individualized teaching/planning based on my children's needs friendly teachers fabulous band program. Totally happy there!

  • (4 years ago)

    We are looking forward to another great year at Harmon. Instruction here is based on the needs of the students. I love the enrichment program they offer for math and reading. All kids are taught lessons first in their home room based on state standards. The teachers then evaluate DAILY how the kids are grasping the required information. Those that need to review meet together to be retaught and practice. Those that have it meet together are are given more challenging material. It takes a lot of work on the part of the teachers and I appreciate the work they are doing. I don't appreciate negative reviews by people who spent 1 week at the school 5 years ago. I don't know why they would feel the need to come on 5 years later and trash the schools rating. I have 3 kids at the school and we love it!

  • (4 years ago)

    As far as this school is concerned they are very awesome in their special needs classes as I have one that is severely special needs. They are always taking care of my daughter as it was their own! I can't say about the other regular kids because the only one that goes there is special needs but if you have a special needs child in the Queen Creek area. This is the school for you! They have made so many changes to the school and I have never had a problem coming to the school at any time. The special ed teachers are the best that you can find in the area unlike other schools who just throw them in a room and leave them there all day not learning much of anything. I am excited to see what other things they have in store and I know that if you pick this school for your special needs child ( it depends on their needs) I know that I haven't been disappointed. We have a very kind principal that watches out for them as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to the school when it first opened and stayed there for a week. The school in its first year was very awful. The academics were very low I can't say anything about what it's like now because I haven't seen it in so long but I am shocked about things I've heard.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children also love the school and we will be keeping them at Harmon. We too wish Mr. Lineberry well in his new venture. Miss Meehan has proven to be a true asset and compliment to the school. I have to commend the staff for a FANTASTIC job this year. I love the teachers and their dedication to ALL students. No matter who fills Mr. Lineberry's shoes next year we will also support them and the staff. I would agree that more parents should participate in PTSO they are a blessing to the school and really help out whenever need. I have seen Mrs. Bishop there almost every day this year in addition to many more parents thanks!

  • (5 years ago)

    There are some changes coming up but we know it will be fine. We trust Mr. Lineberry in his choices. Hopefully Florence will make him happy. We hope to keep Miss Mehan and get ms. Brey. They would work well together for the success of everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    I LOVE THE NEW DEAN!SHE IS ALWAYS SO FRIENDLY WITH EVERYONE. Mr. Lineberry does a great job having strong admin. helping him. My kids love the school and are saddened that Mr. L will not be there next year. Can't wait to see what changes happen. It can only continue to improve

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school. Although there are some changes that will be taking place I know it will be okay for my children. Mr. Lineberry is going ahead to Florence district for a better opportunity good for him. We wish him the very best and thank him for his help in turning this school around. He has built some very strong teachers and a wonderful new Dean this year. Who knows who will replace him next year but I plan on keeping my children at Harmon and trust the Dean will help with the transition and Mr. Lineberry will leave his school only to the best!!! The continued hard work of the staff will help keep this school moving in the right direction. Parent support should be more in PTSO they make a difference and need the extra help. we will continue to support the Dean and hopefully Ms.brey

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids love the school and I've been pleased with the teachers. They work hard provide tutoring after school for kids who need it and I always feel informed as to my kids' progress.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former teacher I have to say that I love having my kids go here and this is a place I would enjoy working. The staff is dedicated to helping kids succeed. Although the focus is on teaching kids the basics they strive to educate in health character and community service - creating well rounded students who will also be successful academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been really pleased with Harmon. This is our 4th year there. The school continues to get better each year. The principal has high expectations for the staff and students. Teachers teach according to student needs doing whole class and individual instruction challenging students who are at the top and reteaching kids who need the extra help. It takes an incredible amount of effort and planning to meet the needs of individual students and I feel like teachers here are willing to do just that. I am someone who volunteers there a lot and have a pretty good feel for what's taking place at the school. Both my girls are doing very well at the school and I'm excited to have my son start there next year!

  • (5 years ago)

    My boy is at this school and loves it. We turned down charter schools to attend Jack Harmon. This school has teachers and leadership that really care for the children and community and make decisions that reflect that. Public schooling is what you put into it and Jack Harmon reflects the good people who have worked to make it that way.

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