Holmes is a good school. The previous principal did a fantastic job! The front desk lady is not so pleasant, There are lots of great teachers that help your child succeed, however there are a handful teachers that want your child to FAIL. My son is A B student, he has all great teachers except one who teaches 7th grade LA and she just wants him to fail. She prevented him making the honor roll list by giving him one point less!
It sucks, the education is bad. I was a student and I got C's and D's. Which is odd because I am a winner of the fifth grade presidential education award, and got 100% on sample 20 questions of the 7th grade SOL. And 80% on the 8th grade SOL.
This is my son's last year at this school and I would say that it's an excellent school. He has an IEP for Math, and the team taught classes are just what he needs. The teachers are usually just a phone call or email message away.
This School is excellent for my teen. She is learning how to be an adult through her education at this school and im proud to be a loving parent of a child who goes to this fine institute of learning. :)