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9120 Academy Rd

Philadelphia, PA 19114

(215) 335-5656

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 14

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13 Parent Reviews for Holme Thomas School

I have two children that attend Thomas Holme and the experience has not been good for our family. The leadership is ineffective and rarely pro-active. They lack parental involvement because the school is not willing to work parents' schedules. They do not seem to realize that most parents work during ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/10

I have two children at Thomas Holmes and I have to say that the teachers are wonderful; they are always available and show interest in helping our children. My children have made great improvement in all of their grades thanks to the teachers and our involvement. The school had "one hundred book challenges" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/16/10

I taught at Holme for one year and dreaded every day of it. The principal was not supportive of her staff. The students were disrespectful and impossible to teach. Most students were below proficient and it was very difficult to teach due to the large class size.

Posted by a teacher on 08/19/09

i went here from pre-k till 5th grade. i got straight A's and the teachers are fantastic! i recomend this school for all children between the grades pre-k and 5th. It has helped me in so many ways. and i actually learned alot. the teachers are helpful and i never failed a thing. straight A's, a high ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/18/08

I went to Thomas Holme for 6 years.they used to have great teachers.I got straight A's when I went there.Last year I graduated from there.they had great 6th grade teachers.

Posted by a former student on 11/03/07

This school used to be very good. It is in a great location and kids from all over wanted to come here but it has gone down terribly. theres a huge discipline problem here and the staff does not know how to handle it. I had 3 kids that went here and have since moved on and done very well, I think it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/11/07

I like this school! I do believe that a child should have a quality education.We need more qualified teachers. We need more parents involvement.We need to put our focus on the behavior issues, so we can have better constructive classrooms.

Posted by a parent on 02/15/07

Thomas Holme is an average school. That is the reason why I am transfering my son to a more challenging atmosphere. There are too many children(about 30) to just one teacher. Does not allow for many one on one with the kids.

Posted by a parent on 06/05/06

This school has a disipline problem and is way behind academically, i took my child out of this school.

Posted by a parent on 02/08/06

The teachers apparently do not have control over the students. Looks like it could be a good school, just need more parents who can take the time out of their busy schedules to act like they care.

Posted by a former student on 08/28/05

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Test scores for Holme Thomas School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Holme Thomas School
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — Holme Thomas School is located at 9120 Academy Rd, Philadelphia PA 19114. 9120 Academy Rd is in the 19114 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Holme Thomas School is the Philadelphia City School District. Holme Thomas School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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