Students enrolled 611
School leader MS. VONDEIRA K SCOTT
Transportation options Yes
District Duval County School District
After school Yes

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6900 Altama Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216

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(904) 720-1676
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4 stars
Based on 32 ratings

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June 16, 2014
My child has attended this school for 3 years now, and has done wonderfully. She loves going to school every day. The teachers, office staff, and extended day staff have all been so nice and helpful. There has been an incident or two with another child picking on them, but the teachers were quick to address it and notify us- Nothing continual has come up....I do agree that there has been a large turnover rate of principals. The new principal coming in seems enthusiastic though, and we're looking forward to another great year at Holiday Hill!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Our school is Holiday Hill Elementary. Three generations of our family have attended there. My brother in law, my five children and now three grand-daughters are currently attending. The teachers are dedicated and work hard. Classes could be better if smaller but that is finances. The school is a good place "to bloom where you are planted". The current principal works hard and there is a lot of parental involvement. C. Palmer

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
Holiday Hill used to be a good school. But over the past 4 years there has been 4 principals. The FCAT scores are going down and now it has gone from bad to worst with the new principal and vice principal. They consistently play the "race card" and favor one group over another. They allow bullying and refuse to step in. But they themselves bully the teachers and staff. Many good teachers and students are leaving.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
I am a parent of a third grader. I started my child here in kindergarten under a magnet placement. My colleagues children attended this school. But things do not always stay the same. This school is on a steady decline. Even with new leadership. You get a clear feeling the teachers are not on board with the new curriculum. My child comes home confused. Something radical needs to happen here. I thought I was sending my child to a place with a proven track record for success not failure.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
This use to be a good school. This year the school is terrible. For the ESE kids they are mis treated and not given a fair chance. The principle says she care but she really don't. No matter how much the parent is involved in the school they still mis treat the kids in the ESE wings. The principle don't tell the truth and so does the teachers. They don't want to see these kids succeed or be something. I will not recommed this school to anyone if it is dealing with ESE kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
beast school best i ever went to i spent 4 years there inside a neighborhood very very very beast

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Our school is great because it still allows for resources that are a very important part of a childs life. Art, Music, Media, and especially PE give the children an outlet during school and let them explore their creative side.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love Holiday Hill Faculty/Staff because they share positiveness with our children and parents. They enjoy being at work daily and teaching and guiding our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Very family oriented school - everything is what's best for the students teachers are great - principal is involved with the students - great front office staff - can't say enough goodness about this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Holiday Hill is a fantastic school where family values are very important. The teachers and staff are so excited and truly involved and interested helping the students achieve success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
HolidaY Hill Elementary School has the best programs that I've ever seen or heard of!! The multi-cultral fairs that they have are awesome and they put so much work into them. The teachers and staff members are excellant and really take pride in their students. I am very proud to say that my grandchildren are students there! The multi-cultral fair that they're having this year is based on Africa and is sure to please everyone involved. Good luck and God Bless!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2008
I agree with the post 2/27/07, Holiday Hill is by all means a wonderful school if your child is able to keep the A+ rating going. My child is a good student however she is struggling in a particular subject. The support and advice is horrible. The attitude is very uncaring with no suggestions. I happen to not be able to afford a private tutor but I would like for my child to do well, so what is a parent to do?

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
This school is an amazing school. I have had three children go to that school and they loved it so much they wish they would make a middle and high school for holiday hill. They teachers and staff is amazing. The new principal is amazing too. I love this school and so do my kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
My son attended Holiday Hill Elementary K-4 and I thought I was upgrading him to send him to Arlington Country Day for fifth. Mid-year I re-enrolled him in Holiday Hill and am more pleased than ever!! The new Principal this year has made a world of difference with the Teachers, Students, and Parents, alike!! When children are eager to get to school and enjoy being challenged, there are truly some great leaders paving the way to excellence!

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April 08, 2008
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November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2007
I think the reason for the turnover at Holiday Hill was the principal. We got a new one this year! I think the 2007-2008 academic year will be a fantastic one. I spoke to my daughters teacher and asked about the new principal and she said it was a Great change! I think this year will be awesome. Good Principal= Happy teachers=Happy students!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
Holiday Hill is one of the best schools in Jacksonville. I hand selected this school for my son and am very pleased. My son loves going to school each day. The teachers are great and interact with the parents daily. One of my close friends who has a daughter with a learning disability received tremendous support from her teachers as well as the staff. This was her first year at holiday hill after transfering from a priviate school. They worked with her on a daily basis and promoted her success. A++++++++++++ school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
I was a major fan of Holiday Hill for many years when my son was one of the top in his class however, now with my youngest child who needs extra help and is struggling, help is just not there. The teacher does not seem to care. They only seem to care about the children who can earn them their A each year. My husband and I have sought outside help at great expense to assure she succeeds, not every parent can afford this so my advice would be if your child is very bright.... come, and if they are not A-B students I would find another school!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
I have had children attending Holiday Hill for the past 5 years. The past 2 years I have seen tremendous turnover in teachers which alarms me. The teachers there are EXCELLENT, but what is happening is that they are not Staying. I think staff turnover the past 2 years have been 35%. This is not good for our children or the school. There is a reason for this and I think we as parents need to be concerned. Some who have left were 'model teachers' and had been at Holiday Hill for years. There are still Model Teachers there and I think that we need to do all we can to keep them there. My kids will be gone from the school soon, but I urge people to look at the statistics offered by The School Board yearly. This may answer alot of questions.

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June 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2006
Nice school with nice people.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
Excellent Gifted Program. I wish my child could go to this 5 days a week. What a wonderful teacher!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2006
Holiday Hill is a great school for reading but they need to focus more on math. Also, the parental involvement is terrible but mostly because the PTA board does not properly utilize their volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
Great School but they never inform the parents of any events till the day before, so I have to miss most of them. They don't seem to get it that most parents work and have to plan things and need more than a 12 hour notice !!!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2005
I have 3 children in this school. They aren't very organized and don't seem to have the best judgement in terms of what's best for the students. All 3 of my children have had their teachers switched around this year. Many of the teachers dress inappropriately for a teaching environment. Two of my kids had teachers with no teaching experience last year and this year.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2005
Holiday Hill has been an A+ school five years in a row. I think they gained that rating from there over expectation from the children. It is very strict in their policies & procedures. Students dont get much extracurricular time it is very limited. As far as parent involement you cant help it the students are loaded with so much homework you have to be involved. I love the school just the pressure and demands on the students I think is too much.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
As with most schools, they are cutting back on the library time and the art time. They did increase physical training time which was required by the state. This year the schools rating has dropped significantly. It was posted in the newspaper as one of the highest declines in the district. Most of the good teachers are requesting transfers which is bad. The PTA, has had problems but the vision for next year is looking bright. And for the childrens sake, I hope it happens.

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April 28, 2005
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February 23, 2005
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February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 18, 2004
Holiday Hill is an excellent small elementary school with caring teachers and high standards. I know that my children are recieving the best education possible in this wonderful school. Faculty, staff, and parents work together to create a learning community that is the foundation for future success.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2004
My son is now 19 and my daughter is 14, My Son Anthony Campla attended school here for 3 years , during those three years he was treated as an individual and I believe this helped him to become the educated man he is today. My daughter CHristie Campla was found to be gifted in her forst year at Holiday Hill as a kindergarten student, she now lives here in Lehigh Acres Florida and has been in gifted since first grade, she received such a good educational start at this school and I would love to thank the teachers and staff from those years for everythin. Christie makes staright a's and is in all honor classes, she has gone to All state honors band, and she currently is going to State competition for National History Fair Competion.This school was wonderful to my children & me.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
My children and I love Holiday Hill. My oldes is a sophomore, my second child is in third and my youngest will start kindegarden in 2006. The teachers are the best. Mrs. Cunningham is suer, she is a real teacher she is for the kids not for herself. We all love her so much. Duval County you need more teachers like her and Mrs. Pike in your schools. They teach and the children learn. Plus they do it with love. Thank you both so much.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2003
I love this school ,my daughther has spent K-5 here ,its a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2003
My son attends Holiday Hill. He is the youngest of five children. Holiday Hill is the best elementary school I have had a child attend. The teachers have brought Philip from failing kindergarten and first grade, and placement in special ed classes, to standard classes with A's & B's. Unheard of any where else!

- submitted by a parent
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Holiday Hill Elementary School
6900 Altama Road, Jacksonville, FL  32216
(904) 720-1676
Last modified Holiday Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holiday Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top