Har-Ber High School

300 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 750-8777
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1622 students 15 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

77%
68%
70%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Springdale School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
43%
44%
83%
73%
72%

End of Course Exams (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Springdale School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Har-Ber High School is a public high school in Elm Springs. 1,622 students go to Har-Ber High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 36% of the 1,622 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Har-Ber High School is 15:1. Springdale High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 41%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 25% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Chemistry and Biology gave reviews as homework which were due the day of the test with no corrections prior to the test. Worksheets done in class the ENTIRE 2nd semester of Chem. Little and poor teaching in both classes. AP Lit - kids wrote paper after paper that were "peer-reviewed" no instruction = no improvement! Awful class with a HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE READING SELECTION 2nd semester and no reading list provided in advance. Surprise! FANTASTIC AP History teachers - US and World - the absolute BEST! Highly committed to the kids' success! "Counseling" is a joke. Don't even waste your time trying to see one - I don't know a single parent who ever has unless they had a transfer student. Do your college planning on your own! Do your HS course selection on your own! And be careful because changing classes takes an act of congress. Great selection of elective classes - we found the best teachers to be in those classes rather than in the core courses. Overall probably an average experience but in some cases very frustrating when your child WANTS to succeed and the core teacher(s) seem to be checked out. No innovation creativity or changes to improve results. Just status quo.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school with teachers who really care about their students success. I am a former student.

  • (3 years ago)

    The previous reviewer is clearly angry about something. I have found the opposite to be true. We moved our oldest to this school in the middle of the year last year. His counselor spent an entire day and half of the next with him alone making out his schedule and ensuring he was comfortable. The teaching staff is excellent. School sports are outstanding. My child has routinely expressed how much nicer his fellow students are than the kids he went to school with on the East coast. Har Ber is a great place to attend high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Terrible school and administration. Would not recommend Springdale Public Schools to any parent wanting a quality education for their children.

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Overall score

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