Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA-
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyA-
- Resources & FacilitiesB+
Har-Ber High School is a highly rated, public school located in Springdale, AR. It has 2,271 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 140 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
Har-Ber High School Reviews
Overall, I have enjoyed my time at Har-Ber High School, but it does have some downfalls. The teachers are very invested in their students education and caring for them as a person. Teachers strive to have a personal connection with their students whether by talking to them about their weekend plans or tutoring them on their assignments. One downfall that Har-Ber has is that when they do any kind of standardized testing, they seemingly shut down the school. What I mean is there is still school, but they have to move people out of their normal classrooms and often times some of those classes get sent to the gym or the cafeteria. When this happens, teachers have little to no control over students and the students aren't learning. Har-Ber does offer challenging classes, but they are lacking in the college readiness department. Students are often left on their own to decide where they want to go to college, writing scholarship essays, and preparing for interviews.
My experience in Har-Ber is like any other public high school. The teachers made sure that work was turned in and would answer any questions that one might have. I didn't join any activities besides track, but everyone was inclusive. There isn't much that sets this school apart from other public high schools in Arkansas. I do wish that I was a bit more involved with my school's activities, maybe my senior year would've been better. The thing that I loved most about my school is the rotunda. This is where they would start our pep rallies, the band, and cheerleaders really knew how to get the student body to show school spirit. Despite the fact that I didn't join many activities, I wouldn't want to change my school for anything. My best memories of the school are the field trips that I would take to the track meets. I loved doing track, meeting new people from other schools. The coaches were helpful and kept things light and fun.
My experience at Har-Ber High School has been so fulfilling and involved. I truly believe that a large part of the experience is up to the student; you have to want to be involved and Har-Ber does a great job of providing many opportunities to do so. It has well-funded facilities and prides itself on investing in student’s lives. Although we are fortunate enough to have respected arts programs (theater, choir, etc.) I would love to see better funding for both, especially when it comes to giving choir students opportunities to travel, as well as helping competitive theatre students pay for national competitions.