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1350 West Truesdell St
Wilmington, OH 45177

(937) 382-2750
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October 30, 2013
My daughter is in 3rd grade at Holmes. She seems to enjoy her class and has no complaints. As far as myself goes, as a parent I see organization is lacking. Whenever I call the school no one has ever answered the phone. I reported my daughter off school from being sick last week and I left a message and never got a call back. Also my daughter started school there the first of October because we just moved to the area. I've never gotten a calendar or student handbook sent home. On the first day that she started, there was an early dismissal that day and no one told me about it. I was out getting groceries 2 hours before I thought she was supposed to get off and I come home and she's at the neighbors house. Thankfully our neighbors were nice and accommodating to my daughter. But what if I didn't have the neighbors around? My daughter would've sat outside our house for 2 hours! I was extremely angered by this. That school needs to get it together.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
We are new at Holmes school and so far it is good. I have 3 children attending this school and they are adjusting quite easily. I can only speak for the first two months. My kids haven't report any teasing or bullying. The teachers are very nice and care for the kids. The only thing is that they have started a new math program that is a little challenging for the staffs as well as the students. My only complaint would be the size of the classrooms(25-27). I will post again once my kids have spent a whole year at the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2013
i am a student at holmes and i think it is a great school . yah we have the peacebuilders program and anyone that says we have a bullying program has not been to holmes in the last year and the principal is a great principal and anyone that says not your out of your mind . this school should not have a 5 out of 10 it should have a 10 out of 10. we are a great school!

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2011
Children are labeled very quickly at Holmes. The whole time they are there, their treatment is based on that. Not child oriented.

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no rating
February 23, 2010
My daughter needs help! no one at this school has ever helped her she has been overlooked k-3. She's being pushed aside. She is below grading level she hates school and the only solution they can give me is to hold her back a grade. My other daughter is being bullied on a daily basis. we can't get her math teacher to explain what she can not understand. instead she gives her zeros for turning in homework blank with a note that says please help her. They can't understand why a 3rd and 5th grader hate school so much. The parking lot is a mess. If you want to drop your kids off, they will be late. They eat lunch in the gym. If you have an overweight child, they encurage it with 900 cal. lunches and a healthy breakfast that consists of rotten fruit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 23, 2010
The Guidance counselor needs to be more involved and less of a critic towards the children. Learning methods need to be worked on to provide the children with better understanding of what they are learning allowing them to be children at the same time. They have homework everyday, even weekends however I do not see where it helps them learn. Teachers need to be more willing to help children who are in need. There are too many teachers that are mean to the children. This school has more children who are late/tardy than any school I have ever seen, there has to be a reason. I see them acting like they are all about learning and no fun. I see our kids learning very little and having no fun. In 5 yrs my child has never had a field trip!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 12, 2010
Mrs.Zeiglar is the best princiapl Holmes has ever had. She is a hard working principal, who truely cares about each student doing their best. She is never above pitching in to give her employees a hand.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 16, 2009
I attended this school my 5th & 6th grade and my son attended kindergarten through 6th grade. We both enjoyed our time there....it's an awesome school!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 12, 2009
A perfect example why Wilmington City Schools is in Crisis. When is the state of Ohio going to step in and do something about this district. It is hard to learn in an enviorment of bullying and lack of care.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2009
The new principal is lackluster. She needs to go to another building. She has mad things worse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 18, 2009
it's ok not that great but also not that bad i would however say the parking lot is horrible needs to be allot bigger also i must say that bullies and kids picking on kids are bad there as well they need more disipline where kids are involved

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2008
My daughter has been pushed aside in school for 3 years now. She needs help, they say they will help her but they do not. Then I am blamed for my child's lack of interest in school and tardiesness do to her argueing about having to go to school in grade 2! She is reading at below grade level and math skills are the same. Where is the support? My oldest daughter is picked on to no end by bullies, they have not fixed a thing for her in 3 years. When I asked the guidiance counciler for help we were ignored as well.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2008
This is a great school. The staff is very caring and dedicated. My child loves his teachers and they go the extra mile to meet his needs and show him that they care. The principal is retiring but I understand they will be getting a wonderful new principal for the 2008-2009 school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 28, 2008
I think this school has a very caring and supportive staff. My child has had wonderful teachers. The teachers have always treated me as an equal partner in my son's education. Any time that I have questions or concerns, they have listened and taken action. I couldn't be happier with the teachers that my son has had at this school. It is normal to find many of the teachers still in the building on into the evening and even on the weekends. My son's first grade teacher would sometimes be there until 9:30 at night after a full day of teaching. Very dedicated and caring teachers!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2007
I think the staff at this school is horrible. I have had nothing but trouble out of the principal and the teachers. I think parents should have more of a right when it comes to their children's education, the schools want you to think you do but every issue that is brought up is ignored and they do their own thing any way. I think the principal and certain staff members need to be looked upon with fresh perspective.

- submitted by a parent

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Roy E Holmes Elementary School
1350 West Truesdell St, Wilmington, OH  45177
(937) 382-2750
Last modified Roy E Holmes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roy E Holmes Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top