55 out of 10GreatSchools

Holly Oak Elementary School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 562


Holly Oak Elementary School
2995 Rossmore Way
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 270-4975
Holly Oak Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews8 Reviews

The administrative staff are warm, welcoming, and clearly care for their students. The school grounds are BEAUTIFUL, thanks to their custodian Mr. James. It's clear this school cares about its students and want what's best for them.However the teachers are a mixed bag. My child is in 3rd grade; all but one of his teachers (who retired that year) did not seem to care about their kids beyond the bare minimum. The kindergarten teacher was overwhelmed by the high number of 'high needs' students and had no time for the 'normal' kids. My son overall has not enjoyed his time at this school.I feel a lot of the issues with this school stem from its drive to serve ESL and underachieving students. Which is a good thing as Holly Oak is a Title 1 school, but with most of the school's funding directed towards serving this group (which is a very large proportion of the school's population) by necessity most of the resources go to these children, and the rest who need less resources seem to lose out. I am a member of the PTA and few council committees, and this is what I've observed.Overall, this school has good structure and good administrative staff (the principal and office staff are great) , but suffer from a lack of funds compared to schools who are in the same district but in richer neighborhoods, to serve all children equally.
My experience with Holly Oak has been wonderful. the front desk ladies were very helpful during enrollment ensuring I had all the correct paperwork. The parent/teachers meeting at the begining of the year was very organized and informative. My child enjoys going to school and the staff is always expressing their concerns for safety.
All teachers do an outstanding job working with community members to provide students with a first class education.
Holly Oak up to 4th grade has some of the best teachers in the district. Unfortunately, at the 5th grade HO has no good teachers. So many parents have horrible stories about how grades dropped for their pervious Honor Roll students. Unfortunately, these teachers have tenure and the Principal cannot motivate them. It's a sad story for the lower grade teachers who work so hard to give our children the best education.
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