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9-12
Public district
Edenton, NC
Students enrolled: 653
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600 Woodard Street
Edenton, NC 27932

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(252) 482-8426
(252) 482-2010
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January 21, 2015
When gauging a school's effectiveness, I ask the question, "Would I want my child in this school." I can honestly say, "Yes!" I am pleased with the quality of education that he is receiving there!

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
As a coach, I am always amazed at how dedicated our student athletes are. They excel in the classroom and on the field. Our student athletes are willing to help each other in order for everyone to succeed. This season, I have several athletes who have straight A's and who are also going to the state championship! Go Aces!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
John A. Holmes has a great program called ACE Time which provides a flexible time during the school day for students to get tutoring/extra help, attend clubs or participate in extracurricular activities, and for teachers to attend faculty/department meetings. Some great things occur during this time as special bonds between staff and students can be made during this time.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Wonderful atmosphere to work in! All the staff collaborates together to do their best for the students. Teachers and staff equally engage in education as well as extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
There are lots of opportunities for students considering we are a small rural high school. There are AP and community college options as well as 26 sports that students can participate in. All students have iPads and teachers are trained to use them in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
Many of the teachers working a John A. Holmes dedicate many hours to make sure that our students are successful. We sacrifice lunch, planning, and after school time to help students with school work and many other issues they may face. We are a hard working team of teachers, that truly care about our students.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Each department at John A. Holmes support each other to operate a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
This year's senior class is on course to break a record. They have already received over $1.7 million in scholarships! Our goal is to break $2 million.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
We have the best CTE Department at John A. Holmes filled with awesome teachers and students.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
John A. Holmes is one of just a few High Schools in NC that has a full time School Nurse!

- submitted by a community member

January 21, 2015
This school has a great focus on use of technology. They have a 1:1 program where each student has access to an Ipad and they focus on using technology as a tool for learning. They also have a weekly broadcast filmed on Ipads and published through youtube. Check out "Aces Broadcast". Library has great resources including ebooks and makerspace tools.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
I came to this school towards the end of the semester. Since I did not start with the rest of my colleagues in August, everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. I felt a part of the team from the moment I walked in the front doors my very first day. I absolutely LOVE my department members! I haven't felt so valuable as a teacher in a long time.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
I recently had a three students participate and win first through third in the local Constitutional Oratorical competition.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
The English department is super strong and works very hard to ensure that students succeed, they are a wonderful addition to the school. Faculty and staff work extra hard to make the annual Edenton Peanut Festival a success.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
We had exchange students from Denmark come visit our school and community for a few days in September. The interaction between our students and the Danes was a valuable experience that they will draw back on for a lifetime. Our group of students will be traveling to Denmark and Germany in the spring in a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Europe and Danish culture.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
We have started some great programs for our students! Clubs during ACE time involve students in service learning projects and our exceptional children participate in community service to aid the elementary school students.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
This is a great place to teach and I couldn't have asked for a more supportive, caring group of people to work with!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Teachers work hard to make sure all students are excited and motivated learners and that they are prepared for life's challenges after high school. I am excited to be a part of this exciting school district.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
My son did so awesome on his physical science final exam. Ms. Ward prepared him so well for that test. She is a wonderful teacher and cares so much.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
Our WorkKeys percentage for senior CTE Concentrators (2013-2014) exceeded the state average. - (JAHHS - 71.4% State - 67.6) - This includes senior concentrators who scored a silver Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) or higher.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
We have a great staff that works well together and want all students to be successful.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
There are many teachers and staff at this school who go above and beyond to provide for their students. We have a great technology department that provides useful educational tools to increase student learning. Our guidance department truly cares about our students and works hard to support them emotionally and academically. Our administrators work hard to support teachers and staff and also have great relationships with many of the students. We might be a small school, but we have big heart!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
John A. Holmes provides a variety of opportunities for their students to be successful in the next phase of life.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
Our school is wonderfully!!!!! We strived to work together as a TEAM!! We have great staff members that go above and beyond the call of duty to teacher our students!!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
John A. Homes High School is a great school with great teachers that has help my children a great deal with their education.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
The teachers at the school work incredibly hard, both in and out of the classroom. They deserve more credit for the effort they put in daily.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
While John A Holmes has many great things going, the best and most important is our students. We have a student body that is, collectively, one of the most intelligent, collaborative and creative groups I have ever had the privilege to work with. The next best is the teachers and staff - a great educational family to work with.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
I love the fact that we have small class sizes. The student-teacher ratio is good. ACE Time that is utilized by the students is wonderful! The staff works well with the administration.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
At John A Holmes High School we have a great Administration and staff that will go the extra mile for each student. We offer many opportunities for students to receive extra support. We have ACE time which is a block of time that students have the opportunity to receive extra tutoring, make up tests, have club time and any other additional support they need. We also offer ACT prep classes for our 11th graders. We have some great students that are lead by some awesome teachers. John A Holmes High School believes every student can succeed.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
The Occupational and Life Skills students actively help the Food Bank prepare food bags for the Book Bag Buddies program at D.F. Walker Elementary on a weekly basis. This is a great way for these students to participate in their community and help others!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Great atmosphere to learn and the EC Department displays a great deal of awesomeness. The group does a great job of assisting students to meet their goals and preparing students after high school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
The guidance department staff are extremely knowledgable. They are continually searching for ways to help their students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Students are interested in doing projects that are meaningful to them and the community. A group of students during their free time have written grants to promote the information about invasive Hydrilla in the Chowan river. They are working to develop awareness, and prevent the spread of the weed at boat ramps. The group is one of only 13 in the country to receive a grant from What Kids Can Do foundation. These are the type of projects that can be offered in the rural small school setting.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
At John A. Holmes High School they have a great Guidance Dept. They are always there when you need them. Great staff!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
I'm proud to be apart of the staff and faculty at John A. Holmes. Our school is like a family. We learn together, play together, and stay together!

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
John A. Holmes High School has an awesome GEAR UP program! I'm proud to be a GEAR UP parent.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2014
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- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2012
The new principal is making lots of changes for the better, but she is doing it at the expense of some great teachers. I was shocked to see how many really good, caring teachers were pushed out at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Change is needed but she's changing so much that my daughterhas a schedule full of "TBA" teachers, and that makes me very worried!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 15, 2008
I believe that some of the teachers do a great job, some of the other teachers do ok and some of the teachers do not need to teacher cause of the way they treat the students. They sometimes forget their role and what they should be doing.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2008
I just dont like most of the teachers and the way some of the students are treated.

- submitted by a student

October 27, 2007
Good school, Good Math teacher and some teachers are friendly. The principal is the best he is funny.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2006
getting better by the day, the new principal is a huge plus for the high school, and there are a number of teachers that are the best in their field

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2005
While the past several years have had a limited focus on academics for the sake of the sports program I believe the new principal will change that for the better. Also all students will now be included in the life of the school. This is bound to develop a deeper communal experience.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
This school id the best. They have an outstanding Football and Basketball team. GO ACES.

- submitted by a parent

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John A Holmes High
600 Woodard Street, Edenton, NC  27932
(252) 482-8426
Last modified John A Holmes High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John A Holmes High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top