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8688 Donna Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513) 891-6662
(513) 891-3519
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3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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April 24, 2014
This school is awful. Overcrowded and lacks extracurricular activities. They are also building a drug clinic right next door to the middle school. The district is headed in the wrong direction. Many of the parents living in Deer Park, have never left Deer Park, so naturally they have nothing to compare the school to, and will give high ratings. Small town, very few people are college educated, and teachers typically favor some of the students because they know the parent personally.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
Outstanding! My little one has learned so much. I want to thank the staff for four years of outstanding devotion to my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
I disagree with this sites rating on this school. This school will never be on the same level as Madeira, Indian Hill, or Sycamore. This district does not have the money to provide the type of teachers or programs theses other schools can. I am speaking from personal experience. this district so far is a big disappointment

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
the teachers are ok not great the principle is terrible! I have a child with learning disabilities and I have to argue with the staff to have them go the extra mile to help her. I also do not like that there is not one Black, Hispanic, or Asian teacher in the whole district where is the ethnicity?

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
I am so Happy to have my child in Deer Park Schools. We switched school district half way though the year and the staff and teachers were AMAZING. The children and parents were so nice and helpful! My family and I felt welcome into an amazing caring community!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
My child will never go to this school. I recently went to the parent's kindergarten night and was not impressed. It's obvious that the failing school levy has drastically effected this school. They only offer 1/2 day kindergarten and this year the student-teacher ratio is 39-1. The principal and nurse commute to Holmes and Amity elementary.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I have felt welcomed, supported, challenged and needed. As a parent it's important to feel we're in this together, all of us working towards a common goal; the success of my child. I would encourage the parents to be involved at whatever level possible. It truly is a partnership. I am constantly impressed by the individual support they have received in this district. Excellent leadership, teachers/staff and communication. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My oldest child is in Kindergarten at Holmes and we moved here specifically for the 'Excellent' school ratings in Deer Park. I may be new to this but I am very involved and have a great amount of trust in the principle and the teachers at Holmes. They strive to bring out the best in their students and each other. I was shocked to see the amount of schoolwork my child would bring home from in class and for homework, at first I didn't believe it was possible! I was so wrong! My child has learned more in her first year of school than any of us could begin to imagine! I have many thanks to give to everyone at Holmes for going above and beyond achieving excellence! There is always room for improvement but the parents need to be more involved if they want change.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
Great schools, with great teachers

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
My son has learning disabilities and Holmes has been a great help. They make every effort to make proper adjustments for my son. The principal can be a little patronizing, but I think she means well. Teachers seem to take a personal interest in the kids. It's more than a job to them. My only gripes are outdated playground and cafeteria monitor.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
I do not work at this school so I have no personal biases do the fact I am not part of this distric's staff. I have visited Kathy McKee's Homes School in the Deer Park Distric. The program she has at this school is excellent. From what I observed Kathy is engaged in a preventative program. She has special educators teaching in a regular classrom and is meeting the needs of kids who need it and preventing future problems for kids who have not yet run into trouble yet. What she is doing at this school is just wonderful. Although I might be somewhat biased, I have met Kathy at conferences, when I visited at her school I was very impressed! If you want your child to be reading this is definitely the school for your child! Kathy is a former special educator with a wonderful background.

- submitted by a teacher
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Holmes Elementary School
8688 Donna Ln, Cincinnati, OH  45236
(513) 891-6662
Last modified Holmes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holmes Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top