Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School

BPS/DistrictK0-6th
40 School Street, Dorchester
School Tier:
Tier 4

BPS measures school quality using a ranked tier system for all district schools. Tier 1 is the highest quality score (Green); Tier 4 (Red) is the lowest quality score.

Because of pandemic disruptions to data collection in 2020 and 2021,
this tier reflects the school data/quality evaluation from Fall 2019.

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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 254 Students
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Student/Teacher 9:1
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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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New grades being added next year

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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 28, 2022
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 1, 2022
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About the School

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.

School Performance

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.

School Comparative Performance

How does this school compare?

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Reading: District

Performing worse than BPS district average

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Reading: State

Performing worse than state average

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Math: District

Performing worse than BPS district average

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Math: State

Performing worse than state average

How many students passed the MCAS?

English
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Demographics & Diversity

254
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
59.70
FTE Count
Staff Diversity

Additional Information

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.

Advanced Work Classes Available

Excellence for All (EFA) for Grades 4-5

Support Options

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 28, 2022
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 1, 2022
Register Now

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