Overall J.C. Harmon is a great school! The past has defined the school as one of the worst schools in the area, but with a new principal coming for the 2013-2014 School Year, Harmon will be at the top of its abilities. Harmon also has a great Math Department receiving Gold Status at the KCKPS Math Relays
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Posted by a student on 08/01/13
Im a Freshmen for the 2011-2012 school year and the school is not as bad as everyone think it is. Its just that the previous students gave this school a very bad reputation. The teachers actually care for the students but some of the students dont care about the teachers. all the school needs is behavioral/discipline
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Posted by a student on 10/08/11
I just started J.C. Harmon this year as a freshman & I think it is a fine school to go to. Harmon is not a bad school. Students have just gave this school a very bad reputation. As long as you do the right thing you won't have problem :)
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Posted by a student on 12/18/09
I have taught for 38 years in high schools in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. This tenure has included public and parochial, large and small, rural and suburban and urban schools. Harmon does better than most in making an extra effort to deliver quality education, tutoring, and a comprehensive education.
... Read more There are fewer fights, less classroom disruptions, and more student and family contact than 90% of all the schools in which I've taught. There are many schools less effective or involved, and fewer that do as much to assure the success of all their students than J. C. Harmon High School. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 10/13/09
I currently attend Jc Harmon, and i couldn't agree more with some of the statements made. We are very underestimated. We can learn all the same others schools in Olathe. We have great teachers and staff. we are getting better academically. We all face different struggles, and they can reflex the way
... Read more we learn. I am in the honors program and know how hard it can be for some student to focus on school work when they have to worry about family issues. We are a great school that is showing progress and will one day become a school of top choice. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/01/09
Harmon is a below average school in every possible way. I struggled for four long years to learn as much as I could because I had plans to attend college. My goal was realized when I went to college after I graduated. As you can see, not everyone goes directly into the workforce after high school. Furthermore,
... Read more I will never allow my children to attend such an ineffective institution such as Harmon. J C Harmon has a lot of problems that have to be addressed by the administration, teachers, parents, and students before it can start making positive improvements. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/31/08
my name is d.c. i am not a parent at harmon i am a student. i started my freshman year here this year and it is a very great school. even though i am leaving half-way into the 1st quater it is a great school esey to make friends, great teachers, easy to learn envierment. great place to send your teenages
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Posted by a student on 10/02/08
I am a current student of JC Harmon Highschool. To say that harmon highschool is in the top ten perent of schools in the country is an over statement but I wouldn't bad mouth this school. It is a normal high school with it's fair share of bad apples just like any other high school. Students there try
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Posted by a student on 01/31/08
I am not a parent so I might not have much to say and people might not listen to what I say, but I am going to try and have you know that J.C Harmon is a great school. Yes it might not have the best scores in the country but we try. Yes I graduated out of Harmon in May of 06, and I can tell you, I
... Read more learned a lot from that school. The teachers there try to teach but when the students don't want to learn then how do they do it. When I graduated in May we had the largest senior class that harmon has ever seen. 189 seniors graduated out of that school from the 250 that were supposed to. I know that this might not sound like a lot but in reality it is. Harmon is a good school and people try there. Read less
Posted by a former student on 06/13/06
Im not a parent but I do attend this school now...I think that the people who havent or dont attend this school right now should just keep their 'thoughts' about my school to themselves. I personally think harmon is an ok school, true it doesnt prepare you for college but your lucky if anyone from wyandotte
... Read more county even goes to college, so in actuality harmon does prepare their students for their future...Work-not college. Most of the students here know that they have to work probably for the rest of their lives if they plan on staying here in wyco....Its the only way...Harmon does what it has to do to get their students out of here as best as they can...Dont hate on us because we arent as rich and upity as the rest of you (johnson county-both, turner-upity, sumner-upity)....Just remember....Haters never prosper! Read less
* In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Kansas City schools — J C Harmon High School is located at 2400 Steele Rd, Kansas City KS 66106. 2400 Steele Rd is in the 66106 ZIP code in Kansas City, KS The school district for J C Harmon High School is the Kansas City Usd 500. J C Harmon High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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