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Holly, MI
Students enrolled: 1,155
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6161 East Holly Rd
Holly, MI 48442

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(248) 328-3200
(248) 328-3204
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August 22, 2014
One of the worst schools in the area. They don't push students to do anything. My parent was very involved but yet they didn't force me to not pick up a calculator so of course as a dumb kid I always used one same with cursive we learned it and never used it. Kids would come from other districts and always be ahead of the kids that came from holly. I had a few easy classes where I got extra help on tests and because science wasn't my strong point my counselor told me that cosmetology wasn't a realistic dream even though I had been dreaming of going to cosmetology school. What kind of a school tells a kid they are too stupid for something?? I would Rather homeschool than send my child here.

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2014
This school helped my son go from. Fail to excellent, they helped me reliaze my son has autism ,and his previous school. Didnt even care,love this holly school.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2013
We spent a considerable amount of time researching high schools for our children and compared several private and public schools in the area. Holly High School provided the most advanced classes and challenging on line courses, while also providing a wide range of athletic opportunities. Great facilities with great leadership and professional, caring teachers. This school has come a long way in the last decade.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2013
beautiful, clean, huge, i believe its pretty involved in the students, they teach the students responsibilty, and has alot of extra help. my daughter will be graduating next june, YEEAAAAHH

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2013
This school is rapidly evolving into one of the better in the entire STATE! It was recently ranked as the 34th Best High School in the State of Michigan (US News and World Reports). It's AP and Online offerings are performing better than much more affluent districts. Even though Holly receives the minimum in state funding its ACT, MME, and AP scores are consistently at the top of Oakland County. The staff cares about all learners and has numerous intervention strategies for at risk students. An excellent place for your children!

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2011
There has been so much funding cut in this district but even before that, there was no adult education and little-to-no incentive to keep upper grades in school. The only incentive that my child received to stay in school was in a behavioral class, filled with other behavioral students which held her back with their own behavior...but the teachers were positive and accommodating. The problem was that the behavioral students got away with everything and that nothing was done to correct their behavior, and that since my daughter had a gifted IQ she was still held-back educationally. She was still bored and still left to her own devices. They did nothing to help her redirect herself and stay out of trouble, thereby compounding the problems that led her there. There is nowhere in the district for someone who does not function within the classic institutional setting and with a normal IQ.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 28, 2010
My son is graduating soon and I am confident that he is prepared for college. Remember a person will benefit from any school only if the effort is put forth.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2010
This is a horrible school I came from a 9 out of 10 rated school (Grand Blanc) to this school my 10th grade year and this was the worst transition of my life. The people who give this a high rating dont know any better. The district is way behind. I was learning things in 10th grade at holly that I learned in 7th grade in grand blanc. I did make some good friends and realationships but I didnt get prepared for college and my career.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 28, 2010
Dont listen to the parent who says kids get a terrible education. Maybe this parent wasnt involved in there childrens learning as we can not expect the teachers to be the only educatiors of our kids. Children put forth effort when they see there parents are interested is seeing them succeed. As for getting there hands on anything... Im not sure exactly what anything this parent is talking about, but anything is available in any district and if you know where your kids are, what your kids are doing and who you kids are involved with then maybe there wouldnt be a problem to complain about. We should Love our children, respect our children and expect them to learn and most of all help them and praise them, let them know We care!

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
Holly staff are great about communicating with the students. They all have an extra interest in their well being. I have seen many times, a teacher reach out to a child for their greater good. My kids all love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 01, 2008
I graduated from Holly High School in 2008. Now that I am away at college I feel prepared in many different aspects and I definitely give credit to my high school. My teachers were always very personable and I knew that I could count on them with any question or concern that I had. I refer to lessons that I learned in some of my classes on a daily basis. I was involved in after school activities and had a very decent gpa. I would recommend the HHS Bronchos to anyone.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2008
I think there are problems in every school and a lot of times the children and parents involved can be a part of the problem as well as the school. Holly Area Schools were a great place for my children to learn in. It is a safe environment with teachers and administration who truly care about children. I have been an active parent with the schools participating in the Literacy Steering Committee as well as a volunteer on the committee that researched accreditation of the high school. There are a lot of people behind the scenes who are concerned with the children at Holly Schools and my hat goes off to them. I hope any person reading this review would consider living in our community and placing their children in our school district. Thank you, Leah Ladner-Parks

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2007
This school has terrible education, and your kids can get their hands on anything! Please really talk to parents about this school.

- submitted by a community member

July 06, 2007
My son attended Holly High School. I had a pleasant experience, as I followed his work, thru emails, phone calls, and visits from both him and his brother. I thank you for a job well done. r/s Soledad C. Bondeson-Whitman.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2005
I am currently attending Holly High School. I am a senior and will be graduating in 2006. The school provides a high academic quality and challenges me and my fellow students to push ourselves. I am very fond of many of the staff and many of them provide a workable learning atmosphere and have guided me appropiately through my high school career. The sports there are progressing but the will to win and succeed is so great, and the students work so hard to achieve more. Holly High School is a fine establishment.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2005
I attended Holly High School until I was a Junior. I felt that it was a fantastic school and a great learning experience. The classes at Holly are 110% better because I feel that the teachers were more involved and that they cared about each students well-being. There are a few things that I did not like about Holly though. I felt that the assistant principles were unfair to students. I also did not like how the attendance appeal commitee handled things with students. Their logic was when a student missed a lot of school and had an appeal from the semester before the students had to make a choice. The student either had to go to their alternative high school or drop out because they wouldn't be credited for either semesters. This happened even if it was a serious illness. Overall I enjoyed the school greatly for the education.

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2005
I attended Holly Highschool for several years and now have the distinct pleasure of watching my younger siblings do so as well. I find that the curriculum is challenging enough to keep students interested and staff far more than talented enough to keep students engaged. Despite other comments I've seen here in my families 16 year run with the district I have neither seen nor heard rumor of any one being unfairly discriminitive nor abusive of the tenure they've been granted through years of dedication to students. I found the level of technological advancedment far superior to surrounding disctricts. A great many extra cirricular and otherwise scholastic programs are run superbly and of a variance that reaches the interest of nearly any student. My graduating class saw a large output of Artisans and students going on into technological fields. Holly is a wonderful school, suitable for any student.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2004
I am a sophomore at Holly High School and I will graduate in 2007. I really enjoy going to school there. The overall atmosphere there is awesome.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2004
I attended Holly High School, graduating in May of 2003. I have since gone on to college and found that I had a much better education and was offered more classes than many people I know. Like any other school, there are the few teachers that stink, but the only way to fix that is to get rid of the 10 year. It is a great community to live in and a beautiful school to attend.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2004
We are very happy with Holly High School. The teachers are very accessible and EDLINE helps keep parents well informed. Holly offers many AP classes and unique course offerings like TV Production and CAD. The teachers are helpful and genuinely care about their students. The building is beautiful and the technology available is state of the art. There are many extracurricular opportunities and the only sport not offered is hockey, which would be a very welcome addition to many. Holly's curriculum is aligned with state benchmarks and every effort is made to keep teachers up to date concerning new teaching strategies. With great leadership and a vision for the future, Holly will continue to grow and develop. Go Holly!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2004
Holly is a great place to raise a family. The schools are very supportive, and offer a quality education. The new high school has been a real bonus for the community. They continue to move in the right direction, under good leadership. Go Holly!

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2004
Holly Area Schools are moving in the right direction. Staff and students care about their role in the school environment. Holly High School is very well maintained. It is five years old, but walking into it you would think it was newly opened. The curriculum is aligned K-12 and technology is further advanced in Holly then that of surrounding districts. The staff is student-oriented and genuinely care about the well-being of those that they see on a daily basis. I am proud to be a part of the Holly Area Schools!

- submitted by a teacher

May 18, 2004
Holly High is not a school to attend. The teachers here are discriminative against everyone because of little things. It is not fair. There is only 1 principal in this school who is informative and respectful to everyone. I am ashamed of attending this school because I am not getting the education I need. Something really needs to be done around here so we can move on to a career.

- submitted by a student

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Holly High School
6161 East Holly Rd, Holly, MI  48442
(248) 328-3200
Last modified Holly High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holly High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top