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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 372

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3500 N Cherry Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

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(520) 696-5000
(520) 696-6924
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December 17, 2012
My daughter has gone to Holaway since she was in kindergarden. She is now in the fourth grade. We no longer live in the district but we have her enrolled as an out of district student and drive her the twenty minutes every day. We love Holaway. It goes beyond teaching reading and math to teaching life skills and how to get along with others and be responsible. Mr Galaz was an oustanding principle. He left at the end of last year and will be sorely missed. The teachers are dedicated and the new principal is doing a great job as well. Five stars to Holaway in everything.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2012
I was in the first class at Holaway Elementary. It was brand new and we planted some of the trees which are still there. My brother also went to Holaway. My children went to Holaway, and my Granddaughters went Holaway. I have one Granddaughter still at Holaway! So 5 stars from me and my family!!

- submitted by a community member

June 24, 2011
This school is AWESOME! My son has attended for 6 years and we have had a great experience. The teachers and Mr. Galaz, the principal, are caring and attentive and always willing to discuss your child's progress. They hold our children accountable and nip issues in the bud. I will miss this school so much! Ok, so I'm unable to enter my star rating but I would rate teacher quality and principal leadership 5 stars and parent involvement 2 stars.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 30, 2009
This school does not work well with special needs children, and is a reflection of the district's own problems with how it lumps all disabilities into one. Only one school has a program for autistic children, and the other program forces kids to take on the label emotionally disturbed. This program - CHOICES - is not made for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and makes symptoms worse. In my opinion, Holaway has a long way to go before it works adequately with a range of children with special needs and it's principal needs much training.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
As a teacher at this school, I am very excited by how involved parents are in the education of their children. We just completed the 8th Annual Holaway Walk-A-Thon fundraiser and it was great to see so many parents enjoying this healthy activity with our students and staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 08, 2009
Great teachers who offer support to students and families

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
Holaway teachers and staff do so much for their community! We are very fortunate to have our after school program, KIDCO, at Holaway. The students are so polite and very cooperative. I enjoy working with everyone at Holaway. Thanks for the opportunity to brag about Holaway!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
Holaway has amazing students who learn so much, teachers who work together, parents who contribute, support staff that goes above and beyond, and a principal who's a compassionate leader!

- submitted by a teacher

October 06, 2009
We have a great and loving staff.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2006
My child has attendted this school since kindergarten. This is a nice small community school. The teachers take a real interest in their students. The principal is definately a 'high profile' individual, involved in every aspect of this school & the students. I felt that much more than the three 'R's' were taught to my child. Parents are always welcome. They offer band & orchestra extracurricularly, taught by two wonderful teachers. The Odessy of the Mind leader is one exceptionally hard working lady.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2006
My daughter currently attends kindergarten here and loves it. Ms. Jaime is a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2005
Holaway is a school that is deeply in tune with its students. The faculty and staff have great concern for the students individual needs. The children spend half a year doing art and the other half in music. Giving the teachers more time to really get to know the children and their specific needs and talents. The school has done great with my child who has special needs. We have been given many resourses and I do feel the principal sincerly knows my child and every child.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Holaway has wonderful caring teachers! If a problem arises, the principal is quick to address the situation. Very good neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent

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Frances Owen Holaway Elementary School
3500 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ  85719
(520) 696-5000
Last modified Frances Owen Holaway Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frances Owen Holaway Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top