Hollydale is a great little neighborhood school. The teachers are great and many of them have been teaching at the school for over 10 years.
Hollydale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marietta. The principal of Hollydale Elementary School is Lynn McWhorter, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 738 students go to Hollydale Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the Hollydale Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 738 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 82% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hollydale Elementary School is 10:1. West Cobb Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.8%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||82%||38%|
|Limited English proficiency||26%||9%|
I'm on here because my son is begging me to send him back to a charter school like the one we moved from. He said the teacher is taking away recess tomorrow because he was trying to be nice and laughed at a friends joke.....when the whole class was talking and she was busy. I asked him if he was loud and he said no she just was mad. He said the students are unfriendly and the teacher is grouchy. He is an A and B student so I do believe my son he tries very hard for me and is well behaved. I have heard the teachers here state that the children are very much alone at home and they think it is sad. There seems to be some classes were student behavior is an issue. I would have to say though that we are in the minority and my children are not bullied or made fun of. They do seem to enjoy school at times even though there are some awkward days for them. There have been two minor incidents and the teachers handled them professionally. This is not a bad school but if your children come from a school where the teachers were able to teach throughout the day then you might find the culturally diverse setting a little unorganized.
The only thing I can agree with from the posting from May 25 2011 is that the Kindergarten at Hollydale is very good after that it goes down hill. My child was at Hollydale from K thru 5th grade and the only good education received was in K w/ Mrs Palen & Mrs Cagle. 1st grade started the nightmare my child was moved to a new teacher whose class consisted of 95% of children who could not speak any English. Which resulted in the other English speaking children being left behind. 2nd grade the teacher recommend getting my child tested for ADHD(against the law) and then the "Academic Team" (another useless group at Hollydale) suggested retaining my child. 3rd grade the teacher was useless communicated once the entire year only to say my child was about to fail. 4th grade had a wonderful teacher that actually took the time to teach my child & of course she was let go at the end of the year. 5th grade the teacher harassed bullied & tormented my child to no end to where my child left Hollydale hating school. If you love your child think hard before sending them to Hollydale because the quailty of education here will result in your child being left behind.
I was very impressed with the level of caring from the teachers and the amount of information my children were taught. Overall 'm very impressed with all the teachers my children had and I had 3 kindergarteners to attend this year. They left kindergarten reading writing and knowing how to add and subtract acitvites at the school were well balanced. I love this school's attentive to the indivdual child. Kudos to all the teachers.
My experience w/ Holydale is bittersweet...due to the fact I had 2 students attending this school....I feel that most of the teachers (not all) base their relationship w/ students on personality and not performance which affects a students level in their education. I was able to see this within the different personalities my students have in how they were treated differently while attending.... However Holydale has many good strong areas also...I just feel that it is very important for a school to also focus on teacher/student realationships as well as they do parent/student ...teachers are one of the biggest part in a students motivation in learning so a good realationship w/ a teacher makes a good learning experience and a student will appreciate education more.
I am a Mother of 4 whom has already had 2 children go through Hollydale from Pre-k to 5th Grade I in 3rd Grade and 1 about to start Pre-k there. I love Hollydale because they have been wonderful with my children and for my children and I have seen staff changes and all still Hollydale is amazing!
The principal at Hollydale for the last 5 years was the WORST principal I have every seen. She never set foot in my son's classroom once during the entire year and she ignored the needs of the students. There was no respect for the parents or the staff. My child will attend a new school for 3rd grade this year!
My son completed the end of his fourth grade year at Hollydale. It was horrible. His teacher RARELY assigned homework and when she did it was completely baby work. not challenging at all. I went to her and asked what they had already covered so I could fill in the gaps. She could not provide me a curriculum or a plan for what she'd done nor what she planned to do. To be fair. She did not teach there the next year. However the administration defended her at all costs. Also we had a bullying problem that I don't think was taken seriously enough. I moved my son to another school for fifth grade within district but I had to drive him the 18 miles each day back and forth. Thats how much I dislike Hollydale. I never met the principal there. At the new school principal greeted parents each morning.
It's is a wonderful learning enviroment for the diverse make up of the school.
First of all let me say that I am a teacher here at Hollydale and have been for some time. I know that this school is constantly changing to meet the needs of all children despite what might be said about this school. The staff is highly educated and willing to go the extra mile for the children no matter how stressful it may be. Hollydale is a family all in its own and is exceptional. Even if I wasn't a teacher I am impressed with the amount of hands on learning that takes place each day in every classroom.
Hollydale provides a caring environment for both staff and students. I teach at Hollydale and my child goes to school there. I love that the standards are the same for every student! Teachers are willing to do whatever they need to so that students can not just succeed but reach thier own potential. I know of times teachers were at the school for 12 hours in one day due to a student in crisis.
I was skeptical about Hollydale before enrolling my daughter. But I have to say that I have been satisfied so far with the staff of Hollydale Elem esp my daughter's kindergarten teachers Ms. Conrad/Mrs. Jordan. They gave homework almost everyday but that kept my daughter learning new things everyday which was good. These teachers were great all year round. My daughter loved them and that makes me happy.
My daughter has been going to Hollydale since Kindergarden and I must say I have enjoyed all her teacher. They have been excellent. I couldn't find any better. Mrs. crawford Mrs. Parker Mrs. Carter are awesome.
My son was a kindergarten last year. I loved his teachers Mrs.Palen Mrs Cagle. The teachers worked very hard with the students he started off slow he is now excelling. I would recommend Hollydale anytime
My daughter was in Mrs. Palen & Mrs. Cagle's class this year. She is doing wonderful with reading and spelling. She had to change schools in the middle of the year and came to Hollydale at that time. The adjustment went very well and she was learning more and more everyday. It is amazing that given the right opportunity how children can learn and grow in such a short period of time.
my daughter is in Kindergarten and she can Read 2nd grad books she can add and subtract double digit numbers and she can write complete sentences. Im extremly happy with her teachers . Ms Palen Ms Cagel. I strongly feel that any parent who child will be attending Hollydale for the first time need to try it out and not base their decision on this report...
An excellent school. The teachers and staff are great and inspire academic excellence in all the students.
my grandson has been at Hollydale for 4 years we love the school and it's teachers from the teachers they really go all the way with our children. I would like to thank each one of them for all they do. thanks also to bobby phillips the school nurse that takes such wonderful care of the students.