Henry E. Harris Community School consists of Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our administrators work closely with their dedicated and professional staff, highly motivated students, and supportive Parent-Teacher Association.
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Hawk
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Henry E. Harris Community School
School Vision Statement
Henry E. Harris Community School will have a flexible educational environment. The school shall adopt the community education concept which encourages the use of this facility for people of all ages for extended hours throughout the calendar year. Educational excellence shall be achieved through the implementation of an innovative curriculum that maximizes the unique design of the school. The curriculum will include a quality instructional and cultural program, which utilizes a variety of research based methods, materials and state of the art technologies in order to meet the needs, interests and abilities of the individual. The administrative structure will encourage shared decision making by teachers, students and parents based on collaboration, consensus and cooperation.
Henry E. Harris Community School will foster lifelong learning, providing education from early childhood through adulthood. The school is intended to promote a love of learning through various programs, which meet the needs of the school population and the community and allow for the development of a truly educated person.
Henry E. Harris Community School will encourage a strong sense of community with commitment beyond the school. There will be coordination with community resources, school/business partnerships and outside agencies. Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic needs will be addressed by respecting individuality, promoting family involvement, interaction and developing strong interpersonal relationships. A concerned administration and a caring staff will provide for equity, fairness and inclusion of all participants. The curriculum includes a quality instructional and cultural program, which utilizes a variety of research based methods, materials and state of the art technologies in order to meet the needs, interests and abilities of the individual.
The mission of the Henry E. Harris Community School is to provide a flexible, educational environment that fosters personal and interpersonal growth, lifelong learning and a strong sense of community.
To set high standards and expectations for student achievement.
To provide a safe environment conducive to learning.
To meet the needs of our diverse multi-cultural school population.
To provide an up to date challenging curriculum that meets the need of the 21st Century.
To provide programs that foster successful home, school, and community partnership.
HISTORY OF HENRY E. HARRIS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
The original No. 1, a two story brick building located at the north end
of our school yard facing uptown, opened in the spring of 1876.
It had a population of 217 students.
Our present school building was erected south
of the original No.1, facing Ave. C.
The school was named Henry E. Harris in honor of the educator
who served as principal for 43 years.
It was dedicated in 1921.
A new wing added in 1975, added 5 new classrooms,
including a new science lab,
music and art rooms, office space for a Child Study Team
and an expanded library and media center. A second addition in 1999,
added 9 more classrooms, resulting in two new pre-kindergarten
classrooms, the two half day kindergartens becoming full day,
and 6 more special needs classes.
From its original 217, the population has grown to over 650 students.
The school colors are blue and white.
The school motto is Pride, Tradition and Spirit.
The eighth grade ring is silver with a blue stone in the middle.