I worked for Holliday ISD for many years and am the parent and grandparent of students that have graduated or are attending this school. From both experiences, I don't think I have ever found a more caring bunch of teachers or administrators! I feel I worked with the best of the best and would highly recommend this school system to any and everyone! Holliday has a very strong academic program and athletic program! The band program is the best in the state and this shows in their accomplishments! Go Holliday Eagles!
Yes, coaches take up almost half of the classes in the highschool. But to me, that doesnt seem to affect anyone. the only people who are lacking in education are those few students who simply dont try. which, indeed every school has. Holliday high has just won the TX state UIL academic championship. The GPA in 10th graders only 3 points seperate 1st from 15th out of about 62 students. i highly disagree that you would be able to find a better well rounded school in the wichita falls area then holliday. yes athletics is a big part, but so are the UIL academics. do you have to be in either one to be a well educated/ diciplined student? no, but it doesnt hurt. i am the head of the cross country team, distance runner in track, and a band member. an overall wonderful school
Great school. My kids received a wonderful, well rounded education here. All school produce some sour apples, but the success of the hard working former students speaks loudly.
Holliday is the largest school district in Region IX to receive the TEA designation of 'Recognized'. AP classes are offered and teachers have received the 'AP' designation. Distance learning college classes are offered through Vernon College. The school is successful in providing a variety of educational experiences of kids.
As a former student of Holliday ISD, I think that Holliday is the best school in Texas. Our teachers and staff are the very best there is. The teachers teach us about life lessons that we would use in every day life. Im a middle school student (8th grader) and think that they do an excellent job teaching us. They challenge us, and keep us healthy, they respect us and encourege us.(Like they have always done.) Im also in athletics but our coaches are very involved in our grades and how are attitudes are, cause without a positive attidude there is no positive acopplisher. The whole staff cares about you and encourages you to the better. Im glad to be an Holliday student, they have a great training process and all of my friends think so to. Thank you.
As a former student of Holliday High School, I would not recommend this program to most students. The quality of the education received is sufficiently lacking, especially as preparation for college. There are a few dedicated teachers who are committed to helping students succeed. However, the faculty is flooded with coaches who are primarily concerned with athletics. The high school does have a few successful extracurricular, non-athletic programs but those exist because of the hard work of particular faculty sponsors and students who are willing to constantly challenge the administration on resources. The community and administration view the school as primarily an athletic institute. This perception transfers to everything from funding priorities to how discipline is selectively applied in the student body. I feel that any student would receive more ample educational opportunities in the Wichita Falls School System.
Holliday High School is one of only two schools in Texas to have earned the Lone Star Cup five years. The Lone Star Cup is awarded to schools earning the most points in all University Scholastic League contests in a given year. The UIL events include athletic and academic contests. Over 90% of the high school students are involved in some type of extracurricular event. The high student involvement and caring attitude of the faculty lead Holliday HS to be the excellent educational institution it is.
Holliday has the best athletics department around the wichita falls area. They focus to much on that and not enough on other areas. I think their academics is lacking and so is their disipline.
While Holliday is a fairly underfunded school, it remains very successful. This rural 2A school offers 5 AP classes and multiple other higher level courses. Though a majority of the student body do not rise to these courses, a select few do and are very successful. Holliday's extracurricular activities are second to none. With multiple state appearances by its academic, speech & debate, band, baseball, softball, cross country, football, and track teams, Holliday has won the Lonestar Cup 5 times. The only things that hold Holliday back from unparreled success is student enrollment and the communities attitude. Holliday's school is old and decripit, along with most of its equipment. But, as I said, it still has state quality programs available. I simply wish the community will embrace its school's success to attract more students to this one-of-a-kind school that is underfunded but overwhelmingly successful.
Educationally the school is lacking overall. Taxes in district not in sync what the quality of the school should be. If you are into sports and not worried about anything other than the basic education then this school would be right for you. Very clickish.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Holliday High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Holliday High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.