Accountability

Accountability

2017 Accountability Ratings

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce that all campuses statewide met or exceeded state standards on the annual State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam.

  • 100% of Harmony Public Schools (HPS) districts were rated Met Standard compared to 95.4% that of all Texas schools.
  • 100% of Harmony campuses achieved the rating of Met Standard compared to 89.6% that of all Texas schools.
  • 77% of HPS campuses have earned at least one distinction designation compared to 52% of all Texas campuses. Of the 8,757 campuses in Texas, 7,591 (86.7%) were evaluated for at least one distinction designation.
  • 15% of HPS campuses earned distinctions in all seven categories that were evaluated for that campus compared to 2% in Texas.
  • Harmony Science Academy – Houston, 
Harmony Science Academy – El Paso, and 
Harmony School of Science – Houston districts became three of the 58 districts (out of the 1,203 districts evaluated) in Texas to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. Postsecondary readiness is the only distinction at the district level.

To access accountability reports and search for your district/campus, please visit the TEA website, and follow the instructions.

TEA website: Accountability Rating System

2017 Federal Report Cards

Federal Report Cards for the state, district, and campuses are available on the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) website.

Each LEA that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for disseminating the State, LEA and campus-level report cards to all LEA campuses and parents of all enrolled students and making the information widely available through public means such as posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.

At a minimum, the LEA must —

  • post direct links to the State, LEA, and campus report cards on its web site,
  • make hard copies available to parents on request,
  • make hard copies available for viewing in public locations, and
  • notify parents of ALL students about the availability of the report cards and the options for obtaining them.

LEAs must make the federal report card information readily accessible to the public and parents must be notified of the availability of the federal report card information no later than March 5, 2018.

To search for campus/district Federal Report Card visit the TEA website, and follow the instructions.

TEA website: Federal Report Cards

Harmony Public Schools Annual Reports

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each district’s board of trustees to publish an annual report that includes the TAPR, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information on violent or criminal incidents, and information on the performance of the previous year’s graduates in their first year of college, as reported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Harmony Public Schools annual reports can be found at the links below. Paper copies are available at the district’s administration office and at HPS Central Office.

Texas Academic Performance Reports

Texas Academic Performance Reports were compiled by TEA for every district and campus using PEIMS and student assessment data. The TAPR combines details of district and campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics. Prior to the 2012–13 school year, TAPR was known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports.

Public Hearings

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each district’s board of trustees to hold a public hearing to discuss the district’s annual report within 90 days (winter break not included). Within two weeks following the public meeting, each district must widely publish its annual report, including posting it on the district website and other public places. The hearing may be combined with a regularly scheduled meeting of the local board of trustees.

A public hearing was held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harmony Public Schools Central Office Building, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, Texas 77099.

2016 - 2017 Annual Reports for Harmony Public Schools were presented and discussed. Paper copies are available at the district’s administration office and HPS central office.

2016 - 2017 School Report Cards:

Report cards are in pdf format. To download Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe Link will open in new window site

Community and Student Engagement Reports

House Bill 5 of the 83rd Texas Legislative Session included a local evaluation requirement that is referred to as Community and Student Engagement. The statute requires each district to evaluate and designate a performance rating for the district and each of its campuses in the district based on criteria set by a local committee (TEC 39.0545). The law requires that each district and each campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings must be reported annually to TEA through PEIMS, and made publicly available by August 8 of each year beginning with the 2013–14 school year.

The statute provides nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated:

Fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parental involvement, 21st century workforce development program, 2nd language acquisition program, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, educational programs for GT students, and compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.

 

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