Accountability rating

C

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): B

Total students

533

Avg. teacher experience

5.3 years

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 5.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 95.4%

Statewide: 90%

Harmony Science Academy - Plano is an charter elementary school in Houston, TX, in the Harmony Science Academy (Waco) school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 533 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 39.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 33.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,010, which is $2,112 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

hsaplano.harmonytx.org/

Address

9321 W Sam Houston Pkway S
Houston, TX 77099

Office phone number

(214) 321-0100

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Harmony Science Academy - Plano are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

533

African American

194 (36.4%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 23.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.4%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 0.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

73 (13.7%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 11.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

164 (30.8%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 44%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

85 (15.9%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 18.2%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

15 (2.8%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 2.3%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

36.4%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

13.7%

Hispanic

30.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

15.9%

Two or more races

2.8%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

39.2 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 41.6%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

65.3 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 60.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

35.1 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 27.4%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

39.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

65.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

35.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

33.6 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 26.4%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 29.8%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

7.7 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 10.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.5 %

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

33.6%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

7.7%

Special education

7.5%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

C

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): B

Student achievement

C

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): B

School progress

C

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): B

Closing the gaps

C

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

40.2

African American

7 (17.4%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 12.8%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3 (7.5%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 5.6%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

1 (2.5%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 11.7%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

28.4 (70.6%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 67.6%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0.8 (2.1%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 2.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0.3 (0.8%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 0.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

26.7 (66.4%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 65.8%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

13.2 (32.8%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 32%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 1.9%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

13.2

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

5.3 years

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): 5.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$52,010

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $51,123

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,623

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $46,309

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$51,471

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $50,747

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$53,011

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $52,880

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$54,663

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $54,541

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

N/A

Harmony Science Academy (Waco): $55,142

Statewide: $62,039

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