Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School

BPS/DistrictK1-5th
40 School Street, Dorchester
School Tier:
Tier 4

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COVID-19 Reopening

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Start Date* September 21, 2020
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Reopening Model Hybrid, with remote option
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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 274 Students
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Student/Teacher 13:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 9:30am-4:10pm
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Before School 7:00am-9:00am
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After School 3:20pm-6:00pm
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Phone Number 617-635-8681
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Email Address Contact School
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Website Visit Website
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Virtual Tour N/A

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Enrollment

Enrollment in this Boston Public School (BPS) is determined by lottery based on your home address. Click Register Now to check availability.
Priority Registration Deadline for K0, K1, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades
January 29, 2021
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 5, 2021
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School Overview

The Holmes Innovation School is a 21st century inclusion school. We currently have 21 inclusion classrooms taught by dual- or tri-certified teachers. All students engage in social justice and project based themed units of study. All students have access to art, science, coding, robotics, Spanish, physical education, Tae Kwon Do, and music. We also have a fully inclusive chorus and band.

Highlights

  • Strong music program, with band and chorus, and a grant from VH1’s “Save the Music.”
  • Science laboratory.
  • Small class size of 15 students in K0-K1 and 20 students in K2-grade 5 in inclusion classrooms.
  • Library/media center.
  • Computers in every classroom.

Before School Program

Before school 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. (rates vary)

After School Program

Achieve! by GRASP, 3:20-6:00 p.m. academics and enrichment (rate varies).

Uniform Description

Dark blue or khaki skirt, pants, jumpers with a white, or light blue shirt, blouse or polo top with the Holmes Logo from L& M.

Pathway

Guaranteed assignment to grade 6 at the Frederick Pilot Middle School.

Advanced Work Classes Available

Excellence for All (EFA) for Grades 4-5

Support Options

School Data

Student performance data displayed below is from Next Generation MCAS results. For more data on schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. For schools with multiple campuses, the data below represents all schools in that network, not just the single school. If data is not shown, it is not available for that school. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: DESE did not issue school, district, or state accountability determinations for the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of state assessments and school closures related to COVID-19. As a result, there is no student performance data available from the state for school year 2019-2020.

Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
62.5%
District
87.1%
State
87.7%
274
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
61.50
FTE Count

Extracurriculars

Sports
Basketball, Volleyball

Enrollment

Enrollment in this Boston Public School (BPS) is determined by lottery based on your home address. Click Register Now to check availability.
Priority Registration Deadline for K0, K1, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades
January 29, 2021
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 5, 2021
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