School Details

John A Holmes High

600 Woodard Street, Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-8426

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 666 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Edenton/Chowan Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John A Holmes High is a public high school in Edenton. The principal of John A Holmes High is Mrs Sheila Evans and can be contacted at 666 children attend John A Holmes High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 56% of the 666 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John A Holmes High is 16:1. Perquimans County High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 43%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 0.4% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.09%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    worst school in then state zxz z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe that some of the teachers do a great job some of the other teachers do ok and some of the teachers do not need to teacher cause of the way they treat the students. They sometimes forget their role and what they should be doing.

  • (7 years ago)

    I just dont like most of the teachers and the way some of the students are treated.

  • (7 years ago)

    Good school Good Math teacher and some teachers are friendly. The principal is the best he is funny.

  • (9 years ago)

    getting better by the day the new principal is a huge plus for the high school and there are a number of teachers that are the best in their field

  • (9 years ago)

    While the past several years have had a limited focus on academics for the sake of the sports program I believe the new principal will change that for the better. Also all students will now be included in the life of the school. This is bound to develop a deeper communal experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school id the best. They have an outstanding Football and Basketball team. GO ACES.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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