Holmes Middle School, located near Braddock Road in Annandale, is one of three Fairfax County middle schools with grades six, seven, and eight.
The central theme of the Holmes School Plan is to improve school achievement for all students. The school finds strength in its diverse population, exemplified by students and staff members representing more than 50 of the world's countries. Teachers meet daily in their teams to plan lessons, and regularly meet by grade level to coordinate instruction and activities. Special education services are available for students with disabilities consistent with the recommendations of individualized education program teams. In addition, the needs of students in the following programs are met: school-based gifted and talented and English for speakers of other languages.
The curriculum is organized to maximize individual growth, academic skills, and opportunities for exploration of related and extracurricular activities. Staff members at Holmes are committed to providing a safe learning environment that stimulates student involvement and fosters learning and self-esteem. School goals and policy are shaped by the Middle School Council, a 25-member teacher leadership committee with active input from the PTA board. This unites the entire school community in the continuing mission of strengthening and enhancing learning opportunities for all students. The students are organized on six instructional teams, ranging from 130 to 150 members, that share the same language arts and English, mathematics, science, social studies, and resource teachers.
Last Updated: 2006-07-11