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Clarendon Hills, IL
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5800 Holmes Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

(630) 515-4810
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September 29, 2015
Holmes School has come a long way over the last few years under the direction of the principal Dom Sepich. Teachers are caring and wonderful. The curriculum has improved dramatically. Dedicated science lab, enrichment programs, and new additions in technology/ tools for the students in all the classrooms highlight the advances made. The diversity of the district has its challenges but adds to the student experience. Overall, so long as you, the parents, are involved in your children's learning/education; Holmes School has/will provide a solid foundation.

- submitted by a parent
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June 15, 2015
I love how they use Second Step weekly and they have one of the best PBIS systems I've ever seen.

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2015
This is a great school & the teachers keep the best interest of the children in mind always. The teachers are very passionate, helpful, and strive to meet the needs of the diverse populations. I have seen many elementary schools and this is by far one of the best. Ever since Mr. Sepich has taken over he has done amazing things for this school. You would be lucky lf lucky if you live in this district! Outstanding school!

- submitted by a community member

October 11, 2012
Great school. Great teachers. My kids attended this school and excelled all through school. This school prepared them well for their future years in school. They have great programs which challenge the kids to excel and do their best. Excellent education received here. Every bit just as good if not even better than the Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale school systems.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2010
Charges for bus service, when tight budget, first to be cut are the teachers but admin can get huge raises, poor communication, hidden agendas (great teachers though)

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September 17, 2009
Great Teachers, Great Programs!

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May 30, 2009
You get out of Holmes School what you put into it. If you help your child do their homework they will do well in school and excel. If you become involved as a parent and show your support with time and money you will bring great benefit to the school. After reading some of the initial reviews I am taken aback by the lack of knowledge some angry parents have. Ask not what Holmes School can do for you, but what you can do to give your child a wonderful learning experience. The staff is there now the parents need to show up.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2008
Below average for the area for sure. If you are new to the area consider District 181 over District 60. This school district can't figure out what it wants to be, very unorganized curriculum. There is absolutely no gifted program at Holmes school. If you have a child with an IEP or recognized special need this may be a good fit for you though. There seems to be a lot of time and financial energies going towards the special education department.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2008
barely adequate. Far below other area schools in basics. Stuck in the mindset that being slightly above state average means huge success. We just passed a very expensive referendum in order to reduce class size and my daughters kindergarten class went from 16 to 22. Pathetic.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2008
My daughter loves her school, all her teachers and made lots of progress...

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2006
This is my son's first year at Holmes, and we were thrilled with the teachers, the (current) principal and staff. However, we are concerned about the upcoming school year (06-07) and the controversy surrounding the newly hired school Principal. As parents and taxpayers, everyone in the community will be watching her closely and asking lots of questions throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2006
Its a great school. parents and teachers are involved. Test scores are excellent. Teachers are so devoted. We are moving-I'm really upset about leaving this school.

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May 12, 2006
it is a great school. teachers are extremely devoted.

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November 11, 2004
Most of the teachers really care about the progress of all students. The only negative is the lack of leadership and vision in the administration. Politics and relationships seem to affect the decisions and the correct moves are not made. The overall quality of the faculty is excellent and the parents are very involved in the learning process.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2004
Great School! Excellent teachers and administrators recommend to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
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Holmes Elementary School
5800 Holmes Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL  60514
(630) 515-4810
Last modified Holmes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-2
Holmes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top