Welcome to Jack W. Harmon Elementary School! Our school is located in San Tan Valley, Arizona, and serves students in grades K-6. We are part of the J.O. Combs Unified School District, one of the faster growing areas in the state.
To learn more about our school, please visit our Contact Us page. You can meet our staff, keep up on news and events, as well as many other helpful links!
Dear Harmon Parents and Community Members,
I would like to thank all of you for helping to get this school year off to such a successful start. The teachers and I are very appreciative of everyone who attended our fall curriculum night. We all believe it is very beneficial for parents and guardians to have a clear picture of the learning objectives that each grade level will be working on and how we assess students’ present levels and growth throughout the year. The school will be holding parent teacher conferences on October 16 and 17. We look forward to having all parents attend so that the school can provide updated student progress feedback at that time.
Earlier this month Jack W. Harmon Elementary received its letter grade from the Arizona Department of Education. Harmon received a “B” letter grade and increased it’s composite score by 6 points earning 130 total points. The Harmon staff and I are committed to continue working toward earning a minimum of 140 points and becoming an “A” rated school.
At this time, the state has not made a public announcement regarding what end of year assessment they will use to evaluate school success and to determine school letter grades. Therefore the staff and I will be using the Galileo reading and math assessment to set our campus student achievement goals and to evaluate our student proficiency and growth rates. Students have already taken Galileo pretests in reading and math, and in May we will assess them again using a very similar posttest that will reflect their mastery of grade level standards, concepts, and objectives that have been taught this school year.
We have set some student achievement goals for the 2014-2015 school year that I invite you to become familiar with. They are listed in our September newsletter located on our News page. It is important that all of our stakeholders understand that these student achievement goals are quite rigorous and in order to meet these goals the school needs the support of all students and their families.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
Together in Education,