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Holliday High School

Public | 9-12 | 274 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $62,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

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Posted May 5, 2014

Holliday Middle School...as long as your kids are athletic and in a clique then your fine other than that I would not recommend AT ALL. I plan on pulling mine out due to the absolute nonsense that parents have to put up with. Some of the teachers are great and some are ridiculous.I have taken one of my children from school because the faculty made it extremley hostile for my 12 year old! I called Coach Carved, NOTHING at all was done,!Its not at all about anything except passing the STAR test.my kids have passed the STAR and its still Hostile.you better hope your children learn exactly how the school system wants them too, their are not any accommodations for kids that learn differently than others, even if it is proven with documentation! And beleive me you have to have documentation for some of the faculty to beleive you, no matter what. I and ny childrenhave been through helll with this school for years now. We pay taxes and are involved smh, I honestly wish we would have NEVER moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

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!


Posted January 18, 2010

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
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 29%
Hispanic 6% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Holliday, TX 76366
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Phone: (940) 586-1624

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