The Holyoke School District is looking for professionals who are ready to work collaboratively to achieve our district goals.

  • Wonderful community
  • Small-town environment with many amenities including an indoor pool, golf course, nice parks, many restaurants and a movie theatre

New teachers who have recently joined us in Holyoke have this to say…

“I’m always learning and growing from other teachers and administrators. I feel they care about my success.” — 2nd yr teacher
“Having taught in a large, metro school district, I feel that the professional opportunities and experiences that teachers have in Holyoke are outstanding for a small, rural school district.” — Veteran, 2nd yr Holyoke
“People in the community are friendly and welcoming to new comers. It is great to be a Dragon! “ — Veteran, 2nd yr Holyoke


District Mission

Graduate every student prepared with the necessary knowledge, skill and character to find success in life. 

District Values

  • Accountability
  • Knowledge
  • Compassion
  • Zeal
  • Excellence 

District Goals

  1. Student Achievement in the Top 25% of all schools in the State.
  2. Recruit, retain and develop a high quality teaching and classified staff.
  3. Practice fiscal responsibility and develop a budget focused on District Goals.
  4. Demonstrate pride in our facilities and grounds creating the optimum learning environment.
  5. Continuously improve communication and outreach with our community.


Great Kids

  • Classes of 18-27 students
  • A diverse population 
  • Graduates are ready to thrive in any setting 

Opportunities Abound

  • K-12 art, music and PE programs 
  • Multiple choices for sports each season 
  • Clubs compete nationally each year
  • Jr./Sr. High has its own TV studio  
  • Alternative School

Technology Focus

  • Teachers have a laptop, iPad, and Chromebook
  • Classrooms outfitted with an interactive board 
  • Students in grades 5-12 have their own Chromebook 
  • Elementary students have access to two mobile computer labs and a stationary lab of computers that can be checked out
  • K-6 Technology class 
  • Recently upgraded existing wireless Internet

Supportive Community

  • Outstanding participation at conferences
  • Parent and community volunteers  
  • PIE Group (Parents Involved in Education)  
  • Local Foundation  
  • Community passed a mill levy override

Professionals Valued

  • 9 personal days
  • Sick bank covers maternity leave 
  • Principals work with their teachers  
  • Committees to be sure that teachers’ voices are heard

Competitive Salaries

  • Competitive starting salary of $33,500
  • #1 starting pay out of 13 BOCES Districts 
  • Full benefits package 
  • Building and security upgrades