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Holden, LA
Students enrolled: 696

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Holden, LA 70744

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December 16, 2013
I do not recommend this school for any child that has a disability. My son is Autistic and they have done everything to get him out of the school instead of trying to help him. If you are not in there little group of friends you are pretty much not going to get any help with anything. There are a few teachers at this school that really do care about the students. I am really disappointed with some of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2010
I attended Holden High School since Kindergarten year 1997-1998. They have amazing duel-enrollment classes through Southeastern University to earn college credits like I did before starting college in the fall. I graduated number 1 in the class of 2010. Holden really does have some of the best most qualified teachers there is from Dr. Blount to Dr. Dufrene. The school has nice family atmosphere with all grades on the same campus.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2009
I graduated recently & started college at SLU. I attended this school from K-12. I was placed in the honors group for high school. Mrs. Dufrene *soon to be Dr. Duf!* (Upperclassmen Honors English) and Dr. Blount (honors math) are without a doubt, the best teachers. College credit opportunities in Math and English are available and many students graduate with at least 3 hours of college credit. I graduated with 9 hours of college credit but more opportunities are available. I would put my children anywhere that Mrs. Dufrene and Dr. Blount teach, no matter what the price. The other teachers do not compare to those two but most are good teachers. There are a select few teachers that I wouldn't wish on my worse enemy. There is a CNA program that I didn't personally participate in, but I've heard great things about it. The opportunities are great at Holden.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 16, 2009
My child attends Holden School as of now and has been there since 3rd grade. She is in High School now. She and I are transplants, but we married a Holdenite. I have defintely felt the clique thing. I felt my child was bullied alot because of this. Even through all of this, we have survived it and stayed strong and now things are going good. She doesn't want to go anywhere else but there when it used to be she begged me to put her in another school. I think overall the school does prepare our children for college. I've been to several of the graduations and saw the schlolarships that these children have gotten. I would recommend Holden School.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
As a former student and parent, I was always proud that I and my children graduated from this school with the tools to also receive degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. Sucess is available to any student of Holden High School, provided that the student and his/her parents truly want to take advantage of the opportunity. Over the years many families have moved in and became proud parts of the school and the community. The few who didn't, did so at their own choosing. Like any school or community, Holden has its negatives, but the positives are here in abundance. As one who has traveled and worked in communities over most of the United States, and could have relocated to most of those, I am in Holden because this is where I 'want' to be.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 23, 2008
I attended this school during both elementary and high. this is because they are the same place. as many other reviewers have stated if you are not related to the few families that make up this small town you have no chance to succeed. that is unless you happen to be able to dribble a ball. this schools main goal is to prepare students to get a high enough score on the ACT to qualify for SLU. seeing as how there are two much better schools in Albany and Livingston i would have to recommend a person enrolling their child in either one of these schools.

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May 22, 2008
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February 20, 2008
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September 11, 2007
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September 10, 2007
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August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
While there are some excellent teachers, there are plenty that are not sincerely concerned about the welfare of the children. Complaints of wrong-doing often go ignored and the accuser punished if they aren't careful. The classes aren't very challenging and there are few outside of the standard college-prep courses to choose from. Being from here is a Huge deal...if your child isn't liked they probably won't even be given a fair chance to play in games for the few sports Holden has. The parents that are involved with the school are even more clique-y than the staff and most have the standard 'small town' mentality. It is just not a good environment overall.

- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2006
Holden has some of the best educators around and the scores reflect such. It's a small school and there are advantages and disadvantages to this. On the advantage side, the parental and teacher involvement is amazing and all children are given an exceptional opportunity to learn. On the minus side, its so small that there are few extracurricular activities (unless you are a basketball fan!)and you find a lot of cliques in the students as well as their parents. If you are not 'from Holden' you may have a hard time fitting in.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2006
My 3 children have gone through Holden High School and overall I am pleased with the quality of education. The English honors and Math honors courses are excellent. My children were very prepared to attend College. Though not perfect, if I had to do it over again I would definitely send my children to this school again.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
This is a small school where you would think that the teaching level is high. However, there are some teachers there that could care less about the students. This school caters to its athletes rather than provide a fair atmosphere to all students equally. Wouldn't recommend it.....

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 31, 2005
Holden is a great school. It is small so there are not very many electives for high school students, but the quality of education is very high and our student scores are also high.

- submitted by a staff

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Holden High School
General Delivery, Holden, LA  70744
(225) 567-9367
Last modified Holden High School is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holden High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top