School Details

Holyoke High School

500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 534-2020
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1319 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

86%
73%
91%
70%
53%
80%
44%
32%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Holyoke School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
2%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Holyoke School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holyoke High School is a public high school in Holyoke. The principal of Holyoke High School is David Dupont. 1,319 students go to Holyoke High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 1,319 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holyoke High School is 14:1. Rfkcac Experiment with Travel School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    satified parent students who want to learn and teachers who love to teach will be found at HHS . I truly think that HHS has been put down by surrounding communities but the truth is we have a bunch a great kids attending HHS .

  • (6 years ago)

    Holyoke high is a great place to learn and they do offer very vigorous honors and a.p courses. The school is a lot better then the neighboring communities think. and there is a great opportunity for your child to learn about the diversity in the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    If you and your child are willing to work there are ample AP and Honors courses that are challenging and provide an education to rival the best private school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very strong educational program that many universities look for in their incoming classes. Offers a variety of AP courses and has excellent extra curricular activities program. Also ranks amongst the highest in standings for athletics in Division 1 atmosphere. It produces high quality scholar and student athletes. Holyoke is vary unrated because of the sterotype associated with the community. As an alumni of HHS I strongly approve of this institute.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is aweful. Although my son is an honor student we are very dissatisfied will the schoo the teacher and the academics!

  • (10 years ago)

    Holyoke High School is a great place for kids to learn. The teachers and programs are excellent. The school is much better then what many people think.

  • (10 years ago)

    A much better school than most people expect especially in honors & AP class offerings. Very good extracurricular options as well. If your kid is willing to work hard he/she can get a very good education here. I graduated from HHS myself and have had 3 kids there.

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