Holliston Public Schools
- HOLLISTON, MA
Holliston Public Schools Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 20 reviews
The teachers I've had are overall quite good, however the administration has made some very questionable decisions over the past few years.
Holliston has a great public schooling system, that is comprehensive and fair to students while preparing them well for the future!
The biggest problem in HHS is the lack of diversity. I am one of a handful of African Americans at the school. Our sports facilities our falling apart but we have good coaches and a history of winning. We have use the same blocked schedule that colleges use and alumni have said this has helped prepare them for college. Our history and science teachers are all great and teach fun and engaging classes. The clubs are student run and can offer great experiences. Unfortunately the administration is very strict and has a history of targeting certain groups of students. But as a whole HHS is filled with kind and hard working students. People who move here usually find friends easily. This year due to COVID-19, the school only serves cold lunches, but previously, during my junior year the food was good and there were a lot of options.
It was constantly challenged to do my best and work hard to learn. There were a couple teachers here who made a deep impact on my life.
Overall very good experience, great education, lots of resources. A very sport-oriented school and could improve on college readiness. Promotes independence.
Holliston High is a great place to grow up and learn. I've had some amazing teachers and some not so amazing teachers. It is clear what teachers don't care about what their teaching or the students they teach but it is even more clear what teachers DO care .. and there are alot. The schools small size creates a a great, nurturing and individualizing environment. There is definitely a lot of love for community in this school but one issue Holliston has is its lack of diversity. Very white, very privileged children. I would say that for the most part everyone is very tolerant towards others and others' beliefs, however there is lack of heterogeneity of race or beliefs and values (political, religious, etc).
The french immersion program was amazing, it was really a unique way of learning and I think it really makes the students learn in new ways. The buildings could use some renovations.
Holliston public school is one of the best schools in Massachusetts in my experience. Our school is filled with some of the best people in the state. We have dozens of talented musicians, young scientists, leaders and sport players. Overlooking us would be a mistake. Our school is not very diverse however, with a huge white majority and little to no African American students. We have a large LBTQ community that everyone in our school respects.
Excellent school in a small, down-to-Earth, town. We’ve been incredibly impressed by all of the teachers our kids have had. They are doing really cool PBL projects and there is a big focus on character development.
Holliston public schools are absolutely disgusting. There are broken windows covered with cardboard and duck tape, there a bugs crawling all over the floors, and nothing in the school has been updated for years. Sometimes there isn’t even water in the vending machines to buy. The school needs to be redone. On top of that, the school is not safe at all I do not feel safe in the school anyone could get in at anytime through the buzzer system because the people in the office don’t look at who is coming in the school.
It's a great school in a small town. There isn't a lot of diversity. The music department is great! There are a lot of great clubs and activity options and lots of opportunities to excel and learn. A lot of AP classes available.
This school is absolutely terrible. The administration has no control over their students. I was a former student and had to leave due to the insane bullying problem. We brought the attention to the administration and the school police officer however nothing was done. There have been cases of drugs being found on property but the biggest punishment that has been given was being suspended for a few days. Kids not only have been found with drugs on campus but also found using said drugs on school property. There recently was a new bullying incident that has caught my attention where there was physical abuse so much so that the student must be escorted to class however the bully is still enrolled. Terrible school full of fake people and poor lifestyles . please do not send your child here
I attended all twelve years of my education in the Holliston school system. The school system is designed to help all. There is a wonderful special education department. I was fortunate enough to be apart of the Independent Education Plan program, and received support daily from teachers. I never felt uncomfortable all twelve years asking questions. No matter what, all students were highly respected.
The school district has always been supportive of my endeavors as a student and I've seen that they do a good job supporting others. Classes are not all that challenging and there is a limited amount of variety in class choice due to a small student body.
absolutely no diversity at all. sports get no attention unless it's football. too much focus on getting into college, but doesn't help the kids who don't go to college straight out of high school.
I love Holliston, and always will. The schools transition nicely from one to the other and your relationships with teachers lasts a while.
Very White community, High School administration is very dull and very distant from students they feel like dictators. Teachers are mostly very Nice people.