Holmes School Profile

Holmes Elementary School

1255 Holmes Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal: Aaron Rose

Aaron was a K-7 Willow Run student attending Thurston ECDC, Kettering Elementary, and Edmonson Middle School before graduating from Ypsilanti High School in 1992. He attended Eastern Michigan University, earning his BS in Elementary Science in 2000.

He began his teaching career at Adams Academy as an elementary teacher. After nine years there, he transferred to East Middle School to teach Algebra. In 2008, he earned his MA from Eastern Michigan University in Educational Leadership and was named as the Assistant Principal at West Middle School in Ypsilanti. Aaron has served as Assistant Principal at West Middle School and Ypsilanti Middle School, Assistant Principal and Co-Principal at Ypsilanti High School, Principal at Erickson Elementary, Principal at Ypsilanti Community Middle School and is currently the Principal of Holmes Elementary School.

He lives in Ypsilanti with his wife, Andrea, who is also a teacher, and his two daughters, Coryn and Dahlia. He has a deep love for the Ypsilanti community and prides himself on relationships with students and their families.

Special Services Offered in Building

Community Partnerships

  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System (Shape Down)
  • Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work
  • Ann Arbor United Soccer Club
  • America Reads Salvation Army
  • Youth and Family Center Food Gatherers
  • MI826
  • YMCA



  • Grizzly Gatherings (monthly)
  • All School Events (each trimester)
  • Celebrate- citizenship, attendance and academics

Academic Supports 

  • Title I services Tutoring
  • Bright Futures YMCA

After School Programs

  • Man Up Kid Down Basketball
  • Ann Arbor Soccer United Club Cheerleading
  • Fly Art
  • Science Olympiad Girls On The Run

Young Confident Scholars

  • Home of the Grizzly Cubs




Class Size Averages

  • 2nd grade- 22
  • 3rd grade- 21
  • 4th grade- 27
  • 5th grade- 20


  • 8.45:1 (Staff:Student)

School Communication