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Buena Park, CA

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9550 Holder Street
Buena Park, CA 90620

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(714) 236-3840
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February 23, 2015
We absolutely love Holder! My daughter is in Kindergarten now (with the amazing Miss Sharp) and will continue on to 1st grade here. This is the main reason we have decided to stay in the area. My husband and I commute a bit further to work but this school and our daughter's education is worth it! Go Holder Hawks! :)

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2014
Last year Holder School got a new principle, Dr. Friedman. He did a really great job in his first year! He is committed, involved and extremely competent. He also brings a sense of fun to the job. Holder is a great school, has great teachers and a great principle.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
This school is good. My kid is happy with the teacher and the school. Next year I am planning to send my second kid too.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I love this school. There are just some things that should be taken into consideration. Like an all day preschool, special education for preschool and up. Fundraisers that you can buy the items online. This way family and friends that don't live near you can purchase too.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
My daughter has been going to Holder since Kindergarten. We have had the best teachers every year! The office staff is amazing and so helpful! This year we will be getting a new principal and I couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
My son has attended Holder since kindergarten...He has always had the best teacher but his favorite teacher is Mrs.Attaway.. The staff has always been amazing and helpful...

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
Previous 2 yrs I'm not satisfied with special education program. But now 2012, I see a lot of improvement, advance techniques is being applied cudos to the new special ed teacher Ms. Carmen Garcia, I appreciate so much your effort.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
Unfortunately, this school has a lot of work to do. The staff is very dedicated and want the best for the children, but they are ill-equipped. The practices and theory of this school are outdated and as a result the children are not given the chance to work up to their full potential. Facts: Teachers are given little to no professional development to stay current. When development does occur, one person is properly trained and others then attempt to learn from one person. With little communication amongst teachers, this can be tough. Children have been moved after the first month of school for the past few years from class to class due to poor planning and organization on the part of the administration. The math curriculum, Saxon Math, is designed for home schooling and has received terrible reviews online and by parents/teachers and results in low test scores and unprepared children. "Arts & Crafts" are still highly prevalent and have little to no supplemental value to the lesson. Teachers are not given the tools to team plan, therefore grades given from teacher to teacher vary and can be very objective. Preferable to try to keep you child in another school.

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2012
Great job everyone Principal, Teachers, aides, parent helpers.....they are the "Bomb"....and all they have is fun at learning......lol

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2011
Holder is a great School with great teacher the only problem i have had is the principal (miss. Sandy) she is very judgemental and if you disagree with her your wrong. If a child moves mid year and their frinds or family members are Troublesome she will judge your child by the people around him/her and she won't allow your child to stay in the school on top of that she has talked badly of parents and children in front of of other parents and that is if nothing else in bad tast over all great school but the principal leavs much to be desired

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
This School is DA BOMB n THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT n THE STUDENTS TOO.I would reccomend this school to ANYBODY!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 14, 2010
The school is a very good school. It has great teachers and the parent support has tremendously increased. I'm very happy to have my kids in this school. There's allways someone willing to listen.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
My child has gone to Holder since 2nd grade, currently in 6th. Overall, the school is okay only. It caters to average students only. So, if you have a child below average or above average the workload is either too hard to too easy. My child has not been challenged since 3rd grade. Some of the staff and teachers are very caring but do not have an understanding how to deal the special children. They desperately need new teachers that care about the children , something more than just the holiday art projects, teacher board meetings, etc. The principal and the new kindergarten program are great.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
I am an active parent of a kindergartener. I think is a good school because I am involve with her education. Her teacher cares about the student. My daughter is doing well in her class. I personally feel it is up to the parent responsibility to get involved in their child's education and not blame on teacher or the school if anything goes wrong. What you do is what you get out of it.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I am a parent of 3 children that attend Holder Elementry. I am unsatisfied with the cirriculum of this schoolbecause 2 of my children are advanced and they are giving them work that my first grader can do. I am also not pleased with the fact that they spend more time on enforcing new off the wall policies than teaching.

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May 26, 2009
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May 01, 2009
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April 28, 2009
I am a parent of a student that attends Holder and I got to say that I'm not very satisfied with this school.Some of the staff and teachers are very caring,but I am not satisfied with the workload and level.I don't think the curriculum of this school is very challenging for the students.I am not happy about PTA...

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
I think Holder is good school but all staff need to pay attention to the details becuase some time due to lack of the detail, our kids has to pay the price. Ofcourse the school need some more caring staff such as teacher, playground aide and admin staff. I am not pleased with admin staff but no complains about principle.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2008
I have 2 children in attendance - K and 1st. The new full day Kinder is a great program. My Daughters Kinder teacher is awesome! I have a special needs child who is, so far, well taken care of. New playground equip, clean well maintained campus, admin staff is very friendly...absolutely nothing to complain about.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2007
I think that Holder is a good school. My daughter is in 1st grade and attended Holder for kindergarten as well. They have updated the playground equipment, just to update everyone! I have been pleased with the teachers and the principal.

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October 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2007
I think Holder Elementary is a school that needs some new ideas. They desperately need new teachers to bring some difference to the school. At the moment it is just average, but could be so much more with a little work.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2006
My daughter has gone to this school since the 2nd grade - she is currently in 6th and I am happy with the academics, teachers and basically would rate this a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
I am a new parent to this school. I must say, however, that I feel that the playground equipment is severely inadequate. I think the parents need to be more involved as well. Just a few parents can't do it alone...we need more volunteers to make this school a school of choice, not just a school our children end up in because they are located in the territory.

- submitted by a parent

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Holder Elementary School
9550 Holder Street, Buena Park, CA  90620
(714) 236-3840
Last modified Holder Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holder Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top