Harmon Then and Now

School History

“The Rosedale Senior High School was merged with the Argentine Senior High School to form the J. C. Harmon High School locat...ed near 21st and Steele Road. The school was named for Mr. J. C. Harmon, a former Principal of Argentine High School from 1924 to 1954. The new school opened with the 1973-74 school term with Bill D. Todd as Principal.” The Winding Valley and The Craggy Hillside, A History

The new school opened as a model open classroom school. It was used as a training and test school for open concept schools to be built in 1972. The school was a prototype for all subsequent elementary schools to be constructed from the 1970 bond funds in that it was designed in an "open" concept with large instructional spaces surrounding a teachers' work core. Its principal, Ruth Modrell, and staff were selected and assigned to test emerging trends in cooperative work between teachers and to serve as a demonstration center for faculties which would be assigned to new schools as they were brought "on stream" in 1972 and thereafter. Testing of architectural features involving the most functional teacher work areas, instruction materials center, fine arts facilities and other features were also functions of that experimental building.  Schools in KCKs in Years of Change 1962-1986, Dr. Oren L. Plucker, 1986

J.C. Harmon High School is currently a fully accredited public high school located in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, serving students in grades 9-12. The school currently operates in the Kansas City Kansas Unified School District. The principal is Geoffrey Markos and the assistant principals are Norm Sedillo, Dennis Dorr, Kasi Brown and William Fernandez. The school mascot is the Hawk and the school colors are purple and white. The current enrollment of the school is 1,300 students.
J.C. Harmon High School is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 6A-5A division and are known as the "Hawks". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.