School Details

Carol Holt Elementary School

7321 Ledbetter Road, Arlington, TX 76001
(817) 299-6460
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 510 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

87%
88%
79%
84%
85%
69%
87%
88%
79%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Mansfield Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
72%
74%
83%
68%
84%
83%
72%
80%
82%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Mansfield Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carol Holt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Carol Holt Elementary School is THELMA FOSTER, whose e-mail is thelmafoster@misdmail.org. 510 children attend Carol Holt Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian, Multiracial, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the Carol Holt Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 510 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 40% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carol Holt Elementary School is 15:1. R F Patterson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Multiracial 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 27%
Hispanic 17% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 38%
Limited English proficiency 11% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school appeared to be a great environment for our child when we first visited. The programs offered seemed especially engaging and interesting. It turned out that the kids were very nice overall but the staff is where you will find gossipy bullies. Mary Price (receptionist) will listen in on calls after she has transferred them....especially if you decline to give your name and reason for calling. I am talked down to routinely by Ms. Price and Ms. Barrie Page. My student went from honors to struggling and won't trust a single staff member due to bullying and name calling by the staff to the students. This school is a lawsuit waiting to happen and will turn your student from eager and excited about school to dreading every day.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great programs and very attentive staff. They challenge the students and have computer and art courses starting in Kindergarden. The classroom sizes are perfect (18 - 22) and the equipment is up-to-date. The staff is always very nice and accomodating.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love teaching at Holt! I have taught in two other districts and this school is by far THE BEST. The students are actually very well behaved. All schools have some students who struggle. At Holt we have students from all walks of life. They are all great kids. Our PTA is awesome. They do a lot to raise money for our students to provide them with great opportunities. The staff is friendly helpful and LOVES kids. We work as a team and are a lot like a family. It makes me sad that a parent would say the kids here are trouble. That is so far from the truth! Every school even private has its uninvolved parents and students who struggle. Also the rating that parent stated is not actually accurate. Check the MISD website for current school ratings. I think any parent moving their child from Holt will regret it later and choose to return. The parental involvement here is actually the highest at any school I have taught at and I have found the parent support to be wonderful!

  • (3 years ago)

    We built a house in this school zone strictly because of the school. In one year this school went from being Exemplary to Academically Acceptable. Although my daughter learned a lot and had a great teacher the kids she was influenced by were not great. The lack of involvement from parents is very evident in many children in the school. I was really disappointed in her first year of public school and I am pulling her out at the end of the year. Sadly I know of several other parents that are doing the same. I was very impressed when I first visited the school but actually having a child enrolled there is very different. Again my child's teacher was very supportive but many of the kids there are trouble.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Feel very secure dropping my childern off at this school knowing that they are very safe and protected as well as having an excellent learning system provided by the school. The staff and teachers are very friendly helpful and polite. But overall the learning system is grand!

  • (6 years ago)

    Carol Holt is a great school with a wonderful friendly staff. Teachers are very caring and are able to academically challenge my children. A very positive atmosphere with alot of windows. There is a lot of parental involvement and support for this school. My only concern is the playground no shade and very limited equipment. I am hoping they will upgrade.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School my kids have been here since the opening the teachers are greatand the staff is awesome!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel that the staff is all about making sure they protect each other. Instead of taking care of problems they re direct them. Also there are no playground toys for the kids to enjoy they have to entertain themselves.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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