School Details

Holmes Middle School

2455 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 328-3800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 699 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
57%
62%
85%
72%
73%
72%
51%
58%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
75%
60%
63%
90%
69%
71%
78%
60%
62%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
48%
55%
81%
66%
68%
74%
56%
61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
71%
46%
53%
84%
65%
67%
76%
54%
59%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
47%
52%
77%
66%
67%
69%
48%
52%
66%
50%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
69%
48%
51%
84%
66%
67%
67%
46%
49%
69%
52%
54%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holmes Middle School is a public middle school in Colorado Springs. 699 children attend Holmes Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 38% of the 699 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Holmes Middle School is 19:1. West Intergenerational Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 53%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Holmes is such a great school!!!! The teachers treat you so kindly and all of your classmates feel like family!!!! Holmes has great extra curricular activities like art technology and home-ec!!! The sport teams are coached by great coaches and are so fun to be on! I can't imagine a better middle school!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Holmes Middle School is amazing. I go there now. The teachers know what they're doing and are nice. The band program is exceptional. There are lots of extracurricular activities and the school consistently scores well on state tests. The school is safe with hardly any fights or drug problems. Go there and you'll be happy you did.

  • (3 years ago)

    Holmes is not even one of ten of Colorado's top middle schools I do not believe the school is so great but I know the teachers are.

  • (4 years ago)

    Holmes really prepared my daughter for high school. The teachers are great and really care about the kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    Holmes is such a great school!!! Our teachers are committed to giving the best education possible and the school is a clean safe environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    Holmes is an excellent school. It consistently scores in tests as one of the best middle schools in the city and state compared to similar schools. The teachers are committed to helping the students learn and improve. They recently overwhelmingly voted to use money they could have had as a bonus for computers the school needs and programs to help students. Most of the sports are no-cut meaning all those who want are accepted on the teams. There's also math science history yearbook etc. activities. Communication between staff and parents is excellent and both staff and parents work to make it even better.

  • (7 years ago)

    An excellent school for extra curricular activities and academics.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Holmes is a good school and most of the teachers are good. I think whoever wrote the pervious comment should take a closer look at how many teachers really teach and ignore the very few that don't excatly know what they are doing.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Holmes is a great school for me! I'm social but I mantain a semi straight A student. The teachers are very understanding and know what they're teaching! I love all the extracurriculars they have too. I'm an editor of this years yearbook and I will hopfully will make the basketball team again this year!

  • (11 years ago)

    Holmes biggest problem is that it has a number teachers who do not teach lots of kids don't learn there and are pushed into high school without a solid education. Myself and number of parents I have talked to with kids in Holmes all have consistent comments about how this school seems to get more then its share of bad teachers (those that swear at kids fall asleep in class tell about their day and don't teach etc.). If you are lucky to get a good teacher there seems to be little complaints but the odds do seem to be against you.

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(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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