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Holmes Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 442 students


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Posted 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

Posted 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)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 17, 2009

Great Teachers, Great Programs!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted February 14, 2008

My daughter loves her school, all her teachers and made lots of progress...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2006

it is a great school. teachers are extremely devoted.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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.
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Posted August 30, 2004

Great School! Excellent teachers and administrators recommend to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 4%
Hispanic 16% 24%
Black 12% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Dominic Sepich


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5800 Holmes Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Phone: (630) 515-4810


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