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Holmes Junior High School

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Posted September 16, 2009

I'm not only a parent of a child who attends there but I also work there. It is a great school with great teachers and a wonderful environment. It is also keeping up with technology and the growing community by remodeling and adding on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

This school has excellent teachers! Students can succeed if they want to, I have yet in the six years our family has been at this school, to meet a teacher unwilling to got the extra mile to help a student. They also have wonderful teaching ideas and really think 'outside the box' when choosing teachingt techniques, nothing is ever boring or mundane here!! That being said, the principals leave much to be desired. They are very difficult to communicate, for both parents and kids. They seem to use the react first and ask questions later approach. There is no room for any kind of compromise on ANY issue. Although they do have positives they tend to really worry about things that are not and should not be an issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

This school + it's staff are doing a fine job of raising decent, respectful, dependable young adults. Mr. Welter is the first to show respect + helps EVERY student build his/her future. Just look at the GOLD STAR teachers, and other awards this staff has been awarded! The thing I like best is that each student is held accountable for his/her actions, either good or bad. These students are well-prepared for the future.
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Posted April 7, 2008

Part of the excellence in this school is the proactive approach to disipline issues and classroom behavior. Also rather than let homework issues slide to the point of failure the staff works with parents & the ECHOES program to head off potential issues. The same vice principal is there now as was when I attended. If a child is in his office, he/she is there for a good reason. He may be tough but fair.
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Posted May 18, 2007

This school is way below my standards in all areas. The kids are treated with no respect and are treated like delinquents.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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505 Holmes Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 553-2650

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