Holmes Junior High School

Cedar Falls, IA  50613
Grade 7-9
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType Middle

Reviews for Holmes Junior High School

March 11, 2015

The music department needs to lighten up on "pressuring" young men to sing. The sole reason my son didn't do OPUS this last time was because if he did, he was required to do men's choir, regular choir and variety show. Last year all the rehearsals during school cut into his homework and study time. Other than that, Holmes is an outstanding school! Read Full Review

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September 28, 2014

I am a student here, and I am in 8th grade. It is an amazing school, with great staff and a great music program, which is really important to me. Students are eager and excited to learn, and come to school in a great attitude.Read Full Review

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September 16, 2009

I'm not only a parent of a child who attends there but I also work there. It is a great school with great teachers and a wonderful environment. It is also keeping up with technology and the growing community by remodeling and adding on.Read Full Review

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September 10, 2008

This school has excellent teachers! Students can succeed if they want to, I have yet in the six years our family has been at this school, to meet a teacher unwilling to got the extra mile to help a student. They also have wonderful teaching ideas and really think 'outside the box' when choosing teachingt techniques, nothing is ever boring or mundane here!! That being said, the principals leave much to be desired. They are very difficult to communicate, for both parents and kids. They seem to use the react first and ask questions later approach. There is no room for any kind of compromise on ANY issue. Although they do have positives they tend to really worry about things that are not and should not be an issue.Read Full Review

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May 15, 2008

This school + it's staff are doing a fine job of raising decent, respectful, dependable young adults. Mr. Welter is the first to show respect + helps EVERY student build his/her future. Just look at the GOLD STAR teachers, and other awards this staff has been awarded! The thing I like best is that each student is held accountable for his/her actions, either good or bad. These students are well-prepared for the future.Read Full Review

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April 07, 2008

Part of the excellence in this school is the proactive approach to disipline issues and classroom behavior. Also rather than let homework issues slide to the point of failure the staff works with parents & the ECHOES program to head off potential issues. The same vice principal is there now as was when I attended. If a child is in his office, he/she is there for a good reason. He may be tough but fair.Read Full Review

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May 18, 2007

This school is way below my standards in all areas. The kids are treated with no respect and are treated like delinquents. Read Full Review

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