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About This School

Holmes High School is a public high school in San Antonio. The principal of Holmes High School is Ms Ada Bohlken and can be contacted at info@nisd.net. 2,614 students go to Holmes High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Holmes High School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 2,614 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holmes High School is 16:1. Excel Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Martial arts self defense
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 47%
Limited English proficiency 3% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Business careers is an outstanding school academic and social wise. Business careers offers outstanding programs that you get to choose from they push you to the highest caliber so you can succeed. The teachers are amazing especially. Overall i would and i do recommend this school to my friends because this schools is outstanding.

  • (1 year ago)

    Business Careers is the best place in the world. I'm a freshmen and i love it! Can't wait 'till my feild trip. ;D

  • (2 years ago)

    When I think of Holmes slightly ghetto comes to mind for example science I sit in the first row and can't even hear the teacher talk because everyone is talking very loudly and noticeably louder than the teacher. It's like he's scared to tell them to be quiet or something. How do you expect me to learn in an environment like that. I barely recieved homework talk about challenging all they do is recite old versions of Taks test to you over and over and hope you pass it. What ever happened to just learning were just taught how to take a state test everything isn't covered in a state test just my opinion. Overall needs improvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Business Careers it was a pretty cool school. The teachers were great and we didn't get disciplined much. Not a very tough curriculum but a fun school. A lot of great people. Fun activities always going on in 'The Circle' in front of the school. Beautiful school for its age over all a pretty decent school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Business Careers and is involved in athletics. This is a great all-around school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Holmes is a great school especially Business Careers the teachers are great and so are its students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an amazing school to go to. The teachers are great and so are the students

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