Students enrolled 39
Hours no info
School leader Andrew Wawrzyniak
Transportation options Yes
District City Of Chicago School District 299
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

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1104 West 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

(773) 535-7200
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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March 24, 2014
I agree with some of the other comments, though they are old. The past two years have been tough. Most of the teachers are great, though there are a few that lack teaching skill. Also they say they have a zero tolerance for bullies, yet my child was bullied and after almost two months of me visiting, calling and emailing I finally recieved a response. The process was another thing. I feel that Holden is not what it used to be and can be. Very unhappy with the school now. Half of the sports and programs were cancelled.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Holden teachers are the best! The principal goes above and beyond. how may times do you see the principal of a school come out and pick up garbage around the school and the park area. he walks around the school before it starts checking on children making sure things are safe and after school he comes and checks that everything is in order. i know he really cares about his students & staff. i give him A++++

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Holden School is one of the oldest educational institutions in our neighborhood. It is necessary to support the thriving schools in this area, because education is the most important indicator of a healthy community. The teachers, students, families and community work hard to maintain this quality institution and deserve this award to support their future efforts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Know members on the LSC, and find them to be great people, who really care about the Students first; As well as the community. Definitely teaching the next generation great values!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The teachers are great! They take the time out to help the kids and don't just push them away.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I like how the teachers interact with students and glad that we have a good amount of parents who do come to the meetings to participate and/or volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
It's a great place for kids to start their path of success! Dreams are born here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Holden has very little crime with their diverse population and neighborhood gang influence

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I was a part of the pta when my children first started school there in 2000. and now my daughter is still a part of the school. the teachers are there to assist, they put in extra time to stay and help students when they need it. Holden's PTA helps to bring awareness to important issues and assists the children in learning and makes them want to come to school with fun events for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I went to this school all 8yrs, graduate in 1991. And now my kids go there. They have very dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
the teachers are just wonderful and i love the staff and programs they offered

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
They have great teachers and staff.Plus theur LSC,Pac and bi-lingual all work to make the school a better place.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Holden school is the best. They have some of the most caring staff/teachers i have ever met. The Principle is also very good. He welcomes parents to talk to him when ever they needs to. He has an open door policy

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This is a great school. Not only did I graduate from this school, so did my mother. The teachers at this school are so caring, educated and make learning fun. Holden School teachers, parents and most of all, our kids deserve the very best.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
As a former student, this school holds many wonderful memories for me. However, I can never forget the lessons I've learned there when my memories and I grow old. Holden is a place for life long lessons, not just any regular elementary school. There, I learned to love the art of reading and writing - to be a life long reader. Perhaps it may not be the absolute best elementary school in the city, but the loving teachers there put all their effort into the student body to make improvements to it as a whole. They offer the encouragement and time when students start to fall behind or offer it when times are trying for the student's family. I can proudly say that I went to Holden school and came out a more confident and secure student that is ready to face high school and even beyond.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
I had five children graduate from holden been a volunteer for the last 20 year was pres of the pta for many years on the lsc and pac know a grandparent in the school if i've been there that long and still there i believe holden has done wonder for the children the they take care of all the children and have a great art program the school is full of wonderful art has wonderful special programs for children in need educate parents and always have parent involment

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 28, 2008
The principal is clueless when it comes to any knowledge of his students if it wasnt for the asst. principal who knows how that school would be run.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
Holden is very unclean school but other than that most of the teachers are great and they have a wonderful art program i would recommend this school over all schools in Bridgeport.(especially Armour)

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February 04, 2008
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November 15, 2007
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October 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2007
Holden is an exceptional school with creative and dedicated teachers. I have 3 boys currently attending and they all have a great time.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
I've had 3 children graduate from Holden,they developed a admiration for education at a young age so much they all have moved on to higher education. Teachers, Adminstration,Parent Envolvement working as a team made my children better adults, thanks Holden!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
I had 3 children attend holden. My 1st has since graduated high school. My youngest is now entering 6th grade. I believe we are making great strides to a better future.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
It was a great school for me to grow up in. That school really made a difference in my life. The theater part for every grade was a great experience and just added more memorial experiences there at Holden

- submitted by a former student
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Holden Elementary School
1104 West 31st Street, Chicago, IL  60608
(773) 535-7200
Last modified Holden Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holden Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.