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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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- a parent
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.



- a community member
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!




- a parent
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.



- a parent
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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Great Teachers, Great Programs!


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- a parent
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.



- a parent
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.



- a parent
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.




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

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Last modified Holmes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-2
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