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! :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 The practices and theory of this school are outdated and as a result the children are not given the chance to work up to their full potential.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.
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