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Holmes School

Oliver Wendell Holmes School

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Holmes promotes successful learning for students through the use of the Comprehensive Literacy Plan and the Comprehensive Math and Science Plan. The integration of technology in every classroom promotes a high level of student engagement. Students are taught PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) expectations, which reinforce positive behaviors and contribute to our positive school climate. We strongly believe in teaching our student skills for college and career readiness. Our goal is to be a premier school on a national level. Holmes was one of 21 schools statewide to be named a School of Distinction in the areas of reading, math and PBIS by the Department of Public Instruction.

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Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Clubs ( Girl Scouts )

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball (B/G)
  • Cheerleading

Before & After School

  • Community Learning Center ( COA Youth and Family Centers CLC )

College & Career Programs

  • Project Lead The Way - Engineering

Community Partners

  • Artists Working in Education (AWE)
  • Know Thyself
  • Milwaukee Cream City Links
  • Milwaukee Rotary Club
  • Nefertari African Dance Company
  • Pathways to College - Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Scooter Foundation
  • Sebastian Clinic
  • University of Wisconsin System Institute for Urban Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Urban Ecology Center
  • We Energies

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • CLP & CMSP Instructional Mode
  • Comprehensive Program

Fine Arts

  • Performing Arts ( African Dance )

Health & Wellness

  • Yoga

Mentoring & Interventions

  • Homework First

Map & Directions

School Administration

PrincipalPatrick D ChatmanRegional SuperintendentChris HauserSchool Board MemberLarry F MillerSchool Board District District # 5School Board Member At-LargeTerrence F Falk

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GradesHS - 8School Hours07:35 AM - 02:35 PMSchool TypeNeighborhoodRegionEastTransportationProvided within transportation region (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

PrincipalPatrick D ChatmanSchool AddressHOLMES SCHOOL2463 N BUFFUM STMILWAUKEE WI 53212Phone (414) 267-1300TTY(866)
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