Welcome to Holmes Elementary
Address: 4902 Mt. Ararat Drive 92111 View Map
Phone: (858) 496-8110
Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:05 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
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Where kids soar to new heights!
Holmes Elementary is a true neighborhood school, located in a quiet residential part of Clairemont.
Our mission is to work as a strong, accountable partnership of staff, parents and community members to create a challenging and supportive environment in which all students can strive for the academic excellence and the confidence necessary to become successful members of society.
Holmes students are high achieving, and it shows in their standardized test scores that rank among the highest in the district. In 2011, Holmes Academic Performance Index score increased to over 900. The school earned a spot on the 2010 & 2011 Honor Roll List by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE). We continue to focus efforts on students performing significantly below grade level.
All Holmes teachers in grades 3-6 are GATE certified, all receiving the additional training that is part of the Gifted and Talented Education program for high achieving students. Their certification enables us to provide an extensive accelerated educational programs and GATE cluster programs providing specialized instruction.
Parent involvement and volunteerism are encouraged and appreciated. Our students enjoy many extras including an annual holiday program, jog-a-thon, variety show, Halloween carnival, field trips, and Spring Fling event. Our PTA also funds an award-winning art program, music teacher and computer lab.
Holmes before and after school enrichment programs include Cheer4Fun, Freshi Films, Junior Theatre, LEGO Engineering, Mad Science, Mileage Club, Heartlight Aerobics, Golf, Tennis, and Soccer.
Holmes students, parents and teachers take pride in our school by helping to maintain the campus. PTA funding and community support has supplied beautiful campus gardens, a rock wall, school mural, greenhouses and fitness obstacle course.
Thanks to Prop S. funding our schools exterior was recently painted and our blacktops were resurfaced. We are proud of Holmes’ new look!