Harkness Elementary is located in the heart of Golf Terrace
Estates Neighborhood. We believe a strong partnership between
students, staff and parents keep us achieving at high levels.
Working in conjunction with our community partners
including the Golf Terrace Estates Neighborhood Association, we
develop opportunities for families and school to unite. Family
empowerment and engagement is an active part of our school
community. We host many community activities in which
community members actively participate.
Through a balanced, holistic, culturally responsive and
standards-based educational foundation, students will become
lifelong learners, prepared to be competitive and successful at
all levels of their academic career.
An effectively prepared staff will build effective relationships
with students and parents; develop a standards-based and balanced
curriculum that captures interest, motivates, encourages
and challenges each student regardless of ability level to higher
academic achievement; develop within
their students inventive thinking, adaptability and
self-direction; explicitly teach interactive communication,
social and personal skills; require students to develop quality
state of the art results; develop relevancy of the state content
standards through Project Based Learning and Service Learning;
remain current on instructional best practices through
professional development centric to the site’s critical pedagogy;
promote English Language Acquisition and Development through
vocabulary instruction and authentic exhibitions/presentations;
provide targeted intervention; eliminate the academic achievement
gap and engage students through the use of Culturally and
Linguistically Responsive Teaching.