School Details

Holly Springs High School

165 North Walthall St, Holly Springs, MS 38635
(662) 252-4371
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 423 students 17 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

97%
97%
97%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Holly Springs School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
81%
78%
71%
71%
63%
65%
65%
59%
61%
61%
62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Holly Springs School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holly Springs High School is a public high school in Red Banks. 423 students attend Holly Springs High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 95% of the 423 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holly Springs High School is 17:1. Holly Springs Voc Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 96%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 97%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at the Holly Springs Intermediate School and I am very proud to be on this team. We have a wonderful staff working with a wonderful group of students. Here in our district we are educating students so they can compete in the global community.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student of Holly Springs High School. While attending there I only had a handful of teachers that actually taught. From what I heard from current students the teachers are not any better. The Administration focuses more on extracurricular than academics. While attending 'Holly Hi' basketball was the main concern instead of academics. They allow their athletes to participate in sports even though their grades aren't meeting the requirements.

  • (8 years ago)

    I personally don't think this is a good school. The lack of books for the students to take home makes it impossible for them to study or do homework. The retention rates are way to high and the teachers are more focused on enforcing the dress code than reinforcing positive education. There are some teachers that are doing a great job and to those i say thank you.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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