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K-6
Public
San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 710

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2995 Rossmore Way
San Jose, CA 95148

(408) 270-4975
(408) 223-4513
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November 15, 2014
Holly Oak 5th Grade Teachers are horrible!!! Principal is useless!!! He doesn't do anything with parents' complaints. Teachers are more powerful than the principal! Why 5th Graders don't have homework? Why they don't have work in their Friday Folders? Why they don't have enough test weekly? Why do they watch a lot of videos in the classroom? Why their 5th Grade Teachers read a lot of chapter books in the class? Are our 5th Grade Students learning anything from their teachers? How would we know?? Especially with this Common Core Math implementation, 5th Grade Teachers not checking their work! Horrible School!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
Something has gone wrong with our school. The new pricipal Mr. Hodgin is not encouraging reading skills and activities like the science fair and talent show. I am a 6th grader and proud to say that our school is awsome but down to the new principal. Up to Mr.corpus. Teachers are great but the subs are bad. Our school reenforces lots of rules and all but time for the kids to have some fun. I advise you to look up laurel wood for good rates. I think the rules should be changed up a bit and uh BETTER LUNCHES!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2013
Holly Oak school has suffered when the previous principal moved to another school because the previous principal was very involved in speaking and working with parents. The school seems to need new care in ensuring a nurturing environment for both students and adults. This of course is only the review of one parent.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
My wife and I really like Holly Oak school. Our son was in kindergarten there. The teachers were very dedicated and sent home lots of practice work for our son to work on and gain strength in the areas of his needs. The school is run in a very professional manner. I especially liked the way the teachers and the fine principal Mr. Corpus was open to suggestions. They listen and are very caring about input and ideas from parents. Mr. Corpus was wonderful last year. He really makes the school feel like an extension of our family. Most importantly, our son really felt comfortable going to Holly Oak School and working with all the staff etc. What a wonderful principal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I was a 6TH grader at Holly Oak last year, and I had the best 7 years of my life there! The teachers are very motivating, and they encourage you all the time! The principal, is amazing! He is always inspiring the students to do thier best! I loved this school!

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 19, 2009
The new principal, Mr. Corpus is taking Holly Oak from average school to a great school. There still some old school teachers but with Mr. Corpus leadership, Holly Oak is now a great school for kids! Great leadership!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2009
My 2 kids go to Holly Oak. My oldest one loves Mrs. Battistella. She is a great teacher for 6th Grade. My other child is on K2 class and the teacher needs a time management class. Always late and always rushing and doesn't give clear instructions to her kids and parents. A lot of parents complained to Mr. Corpus, the principal. He is a great principal at Holly Oak. He makes sure that the parents have the best support from him and teachers. He takes care of issues to anything. We all love him!!! Great job, Mr. Corpus!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
Wonderful Staff, PTA, Principal and school. My child has attended this school since kindergarten, she is now a fourth grader and I couldn't be happier with her academic progress. Her teachers since kinder have made such an impact on her socially and academically. Great communication between the teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Holly Oak is an outstanding school in every way. Principal Corpus is a veteran leader. The PTO has been named the best in the nation for its energy, creativity, and sense of purpose and community. Our son is enjoying the high standards in academics and social ethics.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
It is a great school my son and daughter go there and it is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I have one daughter in this school and my son is attending the school in Aug. I have nothing but positive experiences with the school and teachers at this school. My daughter has been very fortunate to have great teachers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. The teachers have been in challenging my daughter to excel. She's a 2nd grader who's reading at a 5.4 reading level. I think this has a lot to do with her current principal and teacher who's really pushing for her to challenge herself. I think my only that makes me not give the school a 5/5 if the fact that there's not a lot of teachers out with the kids in the morning before school start and sometimes the gates aren't locked the way they are suppose to be during school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
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May 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 29, 2007
With most school test scores on the rise, Holly Oak School is headed strait down. This past years test score are at an all time low. In other words, our test score were humiliating! This is do in part because for the first time in Holly Oak history, parents, teachers and the administration have all stopped working together. The current administration has done nothing to improve the conditions. She has only helped to divide us further. Until the district make a seroius change, Holly Oak is headed for further failer!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Two generations of children from my family have attended Holly Oak. The school has wonderfully dedicated teachers and support staff who ensure that students receive the best education. Unfortunately, current principal, Leila Welch has had a negative impact on the school. The Holly Oak family atmosphere and open-door policy this school was once known for is nonexistent under the current administration. It s evident in the declining parent involvement. Students, parents and staff stand strong in their efforts to uphold the reputation of their school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
I teach at Holly Oak and have taught at a few other schools over the course of my career. I have to say the teachers at Holly Oak are amazing. I have never met more hard working, dedicated teachers in my life. It saddens me to say that Mrs. Welch has taken an amazing staff and reduced many of them to tears and to the brink of quitting because of her rudeness and treatment of the students. She is unprofessional and it saddens me that although many teachers have complained about her tactics she still remains in charge. Because of her if I had the choice I would not send my own child to Holly Oak. I want to thank the teacher at HO for being dedicated to their job despite the ridiculous mountains she makes everyone climb. I also salute the office staff who have to deal with her everyday and praise them for all of their hard work.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2007
Mrs. Welch is very unprofessional. It saddens me to see her speak to teachers, parents and most importantly the students with disrespect. I expected so much more from the Evergreen School District, but it seems that all they do is turn their heads. My fingers are crossed in hoping that the children at Holly Oak will not have to put up with this administration much longer. I am considering moving my child to a different school. After all, I would not doubt that Mrs. Welch is the cause of our school loosing great teachers and fantastic office support. ~Concerned & Active Parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
If I were given the opportunity to move my children out of this school, I would! The teachers are great but the administration is failing the children! Unfortunately, no one cares and the children are suffering. Both parents and children are very unhappy! It's a sad place to send you children to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 11, 2007
I've been a parent for many years and for the past few years I've been watching Holly Oak slowly deteriorating. Unfortunatly, no one seems to care and the children are paying the price.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
The quality of Holly Oak has greatly deteriorated over the past three years. Major changes are drastically needed.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
I've been at this school for many years. Most years have been great -- teachers & staff. It's now a us vs them atmosphere, most taking sides... The kids are awesome as are most of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 20, 2006
Some teachers are great with communication, while others you have to constantly bother. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The leadership are awful and worse to work with.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
My 3 children came from the Alum Rock School District. I couldn't begin to explain how aweful that was. Holly Oak was a Blessing to the lives of my children. The teachers are wonderful! They care about our kids, help them and are open to suggestion and involvement with the parents. The school is clean and the atmosphere is extremely positive. My children were so far behind in their studies at Alum Rock, they were going to be held back. The staff at Holly Oak used their resources, along with my involvement, to help my children catch up to their peers and gave them oppertunity and support they were not given at Alum Rock. Thank you Holly Oak! You are the best!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I was very pleased Overall with Holy Oak school. As a parent, I often work hard and find myself overly busy and with very little time. When I met my son's Principal & teacher at the 'Back to School Night', I let them know how very important for me to know about my son & his education. The teacher was very good about communicating to me both positve and sometimes not so positive things regarding my son. I was very pleased with their efforts they had put forward.I am looking forward that my son to graduate 6th grade from this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
My 3 children have attended Holly Oak for the last 6 years. I love the teachers, they are absolutely the best! They really do care about the academic success of your child, not only while your child is in their class, but even throughout the years. The children at Holly Oak are a great group of kids, and the parents really seem to from a great bond with each other. Up until about 2 years ago, Holly Oak was in my opinion an overall great school; however with several changes in the front office, the last 2 years have been terrible. As a parent calling in to get any type of information is almost impossible. No one seems to know anything. As a parent it s disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2005
I have been a parent of Holly Oak as well as my family has sent there children to this school we have atleast 12yrs with this school and couldn't be happier.The teaching staff are phenominal as well as the Principal Holly Oak staff go above and beyond there job description to see that there children get this best teaching,My hat's off to Mrs.Welch she is just great the kids she care and really show's how much these children education,safety and provide a very positive enviroment for our children I wanted to thank her and her wonderful staff for their hard work!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
August 20, 2005
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August 10, 2005
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June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
Excellent school. It has a wonderful environment full of happy teachers and students.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
I feel fortunate to have my children in such a good school. I have three kids at Holly Oak and I feel that in addition to my support at home they are successful because of the teachers they have encountered there. All the teachers have been very good at always keeping me posted of my childrens progress. It's great to see my kids grow in their education at a impressive rate. They are always eager to go to school and that says a lot about the staff there. I know my kids love the school too!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2003
My son just started at Holly Oak in the fall and I have found the school to be very welcoming and supportive of parents, students, and the community in general. So far, I am pleased with what the school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
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Holly Oak Elementary School
2995 Rossmore Way, San Jose, CA  95148
(408) 270-4975
Last modified Holly Oak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holly Oak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top