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Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 628

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1600 W. Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23227

(804) 228-5310
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Map of Linwood Holton Elementary School address.

November 02, 2014
My two children have spent a combined twelve years at Holton. We've found it to be an ideal environment for them, offering a nurturing social setting, academic rigor, and worthwhile electives through the music and after-school programming. The teachers are generally experienced and on top of their game, following the skilled leadership of their principal, David Hudson. I wish this place went through middle and high school too; we'd never leave!

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2014
My granddaughter went here for kindergarten and first grade. At end of first grade, she had all A's. When she moved to FL for second grade, she was tested and told that she is reading at a level expected of students going into first grade...a whole grade level behind. How is that possible? Cause the school lowers standards. Great principal who believes in self respect and discipline, and teachers, but kids won't learn much.

- submitted by a community member

March 02, 2014
Excellent school. Teachers are fair to students and they have an excellent relationship with each other. I have been impressed with how school is functioning. I ma an educator and can not think of a place where my child is safe and loved.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I love Holton! My son started attending Holton as a VPI student and I have continued to be impressed as a parent ever since. The leadership is outstanding...Mr. Hudson cares about the kids, the parents, his staff and ensures our Lions receive the BEST everyday. The PTA and our parent volunteer network is simply amazing..from gardening to classroom help, it shows the parent commitment to make our school community a great one. I am looking forward to a great 4th grade year and am excited to see what's next on Holton's horizon!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2012
The diversity of this school and the leadership is like no other. The teachers come from all walks of life and the discipline that is illustrated within the school is riveting.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2012
This is indeed a great school. I am happy that my child will be starting school in a few more weeks. I am looking forward for enrichment.programs Holton has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
My child had a successful school year at Holton. My child is allowed to have a school day with learning and structure and extended day filled with enrichment activities. This school is a hidden secret.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2012
Personally, I think the five-star community rating is a bit over the top. After three years and two children at LHES, I am increasingly frustrated and disappointed in the school. I am often uncomfortable with how frustrated or irritable the teachers are. There is far too much yelling or arbitrary discipline. I am shocked on a daily basis and how rude the grown ups are to the children. Many of the teachers seem to feel powerless and therefore seem limited in what they are willing to do. I am sure that the teachers are more talented than they are allowed to be. School has sucked the life put of learning for my intelligent, Sensitive, interested children. They both hate going to school and complain that there is so much yelling or mean tones coming from the staff and teachers. Of course, there are exceptions. Holton is a city school with city problems. Diversity is excellent. A few teachers are superior. Parent involvement is excellent. Academics are fair. Field trips are good. Art is good, but only once a week. Homework is terrible and unnecessary. All mindless worksheets anne no substance.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2010
It's like one big family. I love it there.

- submitted by a teacher

October 19, 2010
One of the best school in the city of Richmond, everyone from the Principal - Mr Hudson down to the janitorial staff is amazing. The PTA rocks and parental involvement is nothing short of outstanding

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 21, 2010
The level of parental involvement is amazing & the kids benefit from it. I am thrilled with the outdoor classroom and gardens. The teachers we have met rock.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2010
The parent support and recognition of Linwood Holton is like no other school. This coming from a person who has had exoerience with NYC public School, Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, and Chesterfield Public Schools. Parents really care and truly have the children's best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2009
This is a great school, we are thinking about moving and want to find another school just like this. The staff is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 26, 2009
This is my daughter last year at Holton. She started out in Kindergarten. We will truly miss Holton and its staff when she leaves for middle school. Mr. Hudson and his staff are always willing to help you with any problems you might have.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2008
We now have two daughters at the school. We absolutely love it. The Princicple Mr. Hudson keeps everyone (students and teachers) focused on pushing themselves to do better. The PTA is strong and active. To date the teacher/student ration is low. We love the K/1st multiage classroom. The main intangible benefit is the diversity of the school community. Our children will have a more realistic experience of the world b/c of this.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2008
Outstanding School. Our son enter Holton in kindergarten and completed 5th grade this year. Our experience with the administration team, teachers, and classroom environment measured above standard. Great work Holton!

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2008
Excellent School. My child has the opportunity to be taught the SOls and have a chance to participate in a structure after school activities.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2008
Our daughter is finishing her fourth year at Holton. It's truly an amazing place -- fantastic principal and strong PTA and parental leadership. The sense of community is strong -- Holton has become a key part of the life of Northside Richmond

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
We really have enjoyed our daughter attending Linwood Holton Elementary School. She participated in any and all school activities the school organize. Parental involvement is outstanding. The kids there out perform other area schools.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2005
My daughter began Holton as early as 4 years old in the VPI program. I was excited, however, she had no formal classroom instruction before this and it made me very nervous. She is now in 3rd grade and my family loves Holton and the Holton family. The school has stepped-up in every way to provide my child exceptional academic instruction, social interactions, as well as extra-curricular activities. I am proud to be a parent of a student at Holton. Go Holton Go!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
My son is in the VPI program here and we love it!! the teachers are accessible and considerate. the work is appropriate. many field trips are planned and i've felt very welcome. the building itself is beautiful. Ms. Ragland is just the right amount of humor and discipline. I recommend it with 4 stars out of five.

- submitted by a parent

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Linwood Holton Elementary School
1600 W. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA  23227
(804) 228-5310
Last modified Linwood Holton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Linwood Holton Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top