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
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?
The teachers at this school are amazing. However, the classrooms are overcrowded. There aren't any preschool programs. My child has been there 2 years, Kindergarten and 1st grade and they haven't gone on one field trip. There aren't any options for students who are gifted until the 3rd grade, by then kids are aggravated and bored. I wouldn't recommend this district unless you want to see your child sit quietly for 6 hours and also sit quietly at lunch. They are rushed through their 30 minute lunch as well.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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