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Emil E. Holt Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1661 students

 
 

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Posted September 19, 2013

The BEST High school a Parent could hope for, for their child(ren). Our experience has been a great one for all of our children. The Head principal, Mr Waters is a first-class act, along with so many caring Teachers, Coaches and Staff. A lot of parent involvement, great spirit and sense of community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

Holt high is a great school with with amazing teachers that are dedicaed to thier students. Mr Waters, building principal, is very involved and wantes to see each and everyone of his students experience sucees. However the loss of block sceduling and academic lab has made an impact in students grades. As students we learn bettter with academic lab. Teachers have more time to get thier message across. We need it back
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

I love the band program and I feel so lucky to be a part of this very amazing group. But I feel that the school administration pays very little attention to band and its achievements. We do well but if we had the school on our side I feel that we could greatly improve. I am also a victim of the terrible scheduling. I wish I could have been a part of the block schedule and the acedmic lab days. But I don't see any of that coming back by the time I graduate. Mr. Waters is an amazing principal as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

Holt is a great school. I've had one child graduate in 2007 and another will graduate in 2010. The principal, teachers, and coaches have been very good. Mr. Cunningham has been an inspiration for many of the band students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

Holt has an excellent principal in Mr. Waters. He really cares about each and every student. He has a sincer heart and wants every student to succeed. The school also has an excellent band program led by Mr Cunningham and Ms. Ramsey. I have never seen so many students admire and respect these two teachers. The school district should really bring back the Block Schedule.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Wentzville Holt is slowly digging itself into a hole. Many good teacher are leaving due to the lack of pay they are receiving. As for preparing a student for college, they need to improve. I transferred to another school district after spending time at Holt and Holt didn't even prepare me for my new school. Holt does have certain teachers who do an amazing job teaching I will agree; but Holt doesn't let the student explore his or her educational opportunities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2007

This school has an excellent band program directed by Mr. Cunningham and Mrs. Ramsey, they lead us to achieve very good results in 05' marching season. :) The current German teacher, Mr. Needham is one of the best teachers, because he is able to teach his class and have everyone learn even when someone feels as if they are lost and confused. Our school's current scheduling is a block system which allows students to have time to learn the material that they need to without worrying about extraneous time constraints.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

Holt has a tradition of academic excellence. Good teachers etc. Sadly, this is ending. The School Board and Superintendent are misleading the public- and avoiding public interaction to force changes. They claim that the teachers will leave due to low pay- the pay is lower than surrounding schools- but not causing them to leave. Reports say the lack of concern from the administration is a bigger concern for leaving. The truth is unknown by School Board/ Superintendent as no exit interviews are done. School Board can not be recalled under Missouri Law. Only choice is to vote them out- a very slow process- and demand the resignation of Board and Superintendent. Meanwhile- they are wanting more tax increases and bond issues- to misspend money- recently approved changes to both high school scoreboards will cost over 100,000. But then they claim to not be able to pay the teachers well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The band program here has allowed me to be very successful in music. It makes a great addition to an already great school. John Waters, building principal, does a great job at running the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2004

Wentzville holt high school is a great school. I was a student when I was growing up and now my two duaghters get the great chance to enjoy the same experience that I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

This school has an excellent band program. The band, despite no district funding has made excellent strides toward achievment! I want to know why the school district has decided to fund football, not a class, but not band which is a class. Don't you? The excellent class here is Academic Lab. It is basically a mandatory 1.5 hour Study Hall. The Block Schedule is also an amazing advantage!
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
68%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students52%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students80%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students72%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students80%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch72%
Students with disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students66%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students74%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch69%
Students with disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 74%
Black 8% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: (636) 327-3876

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