About Holyoke Public Schools:
- We are a school district on the rise, with close to 5,500 students served by 12 schools, including two high schools and two middle schools (that opened that opened in Fall 2018), – 8 of our schools contain Pre-K classrooms
- Innovative school programs, community initiatives and university partnerships are expanding choices for students to develop a wide range of skills and explore college and career options.
- 70% of HPS students are Puerto Rican and close to half of the city’s residents are Puerto Rican.
- A growing dual-language program (English/Spanish) is in high demand. We are also on track to provide free and high quality Pre-K for all 4 year olds in Holyoke by 2020.
About the city of Holyoke:
Rich in history:
Once the paper manufacturing capital of the world, Holyoke has a rich history and a diverse community that contribute to the vibrancy of the Pioneer Valley, located alongside the Connecticut River.
Centrally located in Western Massachusetts:
Holyoke is located 15 minutes from Springfield, MA (the third largest city in the state), 1 hour from Hartford, 1.5 hours from Boston, and less than 3 hours from New York City. Access to world class resources: Holyoke is surrounded by 9 colleges and universities, including UMass Amherst and Holyoke Community College, which offer varied educational opportunities and a rich cultural life.