I am very pleased with the kindergarten program and the kindergarten teachers. The teachers are very skilled, very dedicated to teaching, they work hard and they accomplish a lot! My son has never attended preschool and half-way through the school year he is already reading books! I don't know yet about the higher grades, but for the kindergarten this school gets 5 out of 5 stars. Also, I have a comment about some of the other reviews listed here. I understand that not every parent is a native English speaker, but the next time they post a review they should use a spell checker. It's hard to take a review seriously when the parent of the student makes several spelling and grammar errors within a several sentence paragraph.
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.
It is the 2nd day to KinderGarden and my son's lunch box and bag are lost. I have asked every one, from front office to lost & found and every one says it can not be found. How can some one steal a 5 years old kid's lunch box and bag inside the school, even though his name was on all the items????? Atleast the teacher's should take care, as the kids are too small to take care of their stuff.
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 The practices and theory of this school are outdated and as a result the children are not given the chance to work up to their full potential.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.
Great job everyone Principal, Teachers, aides, parent helpers.....they are the "Bomb"....and all they have is fun at learning......lol
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
This School is DA BOMB n THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT n THE STUDENTS TOO.I would reccomend this school to ANYBODY!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
i think that holder elementary is a good school. it has good teachers, and a loving caring pta. i think that holder should get a round of applause.
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