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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
It is a great school my son and daughter go there and it is awesome!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The quality of Holly Oak has greatly deteriorated over the past three years. Major changes are drastically needed.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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