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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This is a great school, we are thinking about moving and want to find another school just like this. The staff is wonderful!
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.
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.
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!
Excellent School. My child has the opportunity to be taught the SOls and have a chance to participate in a structure after school activities.
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
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.
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!
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.
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