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Holt Middle School

Public | 5-7 | 502 students

 

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Posted December 12, 2011

My daughter did 6th and 7th grade at Holt. We had a wonderful experience! Most of the teachers care deeply about the academic and personal education of all the kids. They have many great activities and additional opportunities for the kids to learn and feel part of something important. The principal and the teachers are very much involved in all what happens around the school and do their best to get to know all the kids, which is very important for the kids at that age. They learn very quickly that there Re lots of adults around them to watch over them. The PTO and all the parents are very involved and help in most of the activities in the school. There are many opportunities to be involved with the school and they send lots of newsletters and emails about the things that are going on around the school. It was a great time for my daughter and she left the school ready for the next stage and with lots of good friends. Keep it Holt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

My son has had an excellent 7th grade year so far, his teacher is very hands on with him and takes his disability very seriously, we work one on one along with the counselor to make sure that he is getting the help he needs and is learning, maybe this is isolated but I have never seen a teacher take to helping my child like his teacher is this year. Thank you Mrs. Clark.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

The administation is not acceptable. They are too strict, and don't even take care of bullies. Usually the innocent kid gets in trouble. The information sent home is too vague. Bad school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

This school is a good school, the students are smart but, the teachers are way to hard on us. I just finished about 3 hours of homework. 2 5 paragraph essays and a math and science worksheet. not fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2005

My experience with the HMS staff has been nothing but positive. I believe that the leadership of HMS gently fosters the move from the cubby womb room of elementary, to a more self governed pupil. HMS has been dillegent in making available opportunities for all parents to be engaged from the parent library to more direct service,[attending field trips, etc.], and making sure that all times for possible involvement are available. I've been impressed with the devotion of the performing arts dept. and the gifted & talented dept. The library is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

This school needs new solid leadership. Teachers overall are whiney. Teachers willing to involve and listen to parents of children with special needs is a joke. Parent involvement is almost non-existant. A school of 600 students and they could only find a President / Treasurer for their board. It is not a school that really adheres to the mandate of no child left behind. As a 'teaching them a lesson tool' for a child with a disability, the leadership can be quoted as stating the student should just be allowed to fail. And overall, no one really cares. Teachers are too caught up in personal gripes and thinking they are paid too little for their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

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84%

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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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65%

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68%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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n/a

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100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 65%
Black 18% 21%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2365 North Rupple Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72704
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