School Details

Holly Grove Elementary

1451 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1700
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 1097 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
61%
47%
74%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
59%
48%
65%
54%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
62%
48%
53%
51%
40%
68%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holly Grove Elementary is a public elementary school in Holly Springs. The principal of Holly Grove Elementary is Ms Wiladean Thomas, who can be contacted at wrthomas@wcpss.net. 1,097 children attend Holly Grove Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the 1,097 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holly Grove Elementary is 16:1. Holly Springs Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 49%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 2% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.09% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son and daughter both attend HGES. We have only had one bad teacher experience. The other teachers were stars! The school has a loving kind environment. The parent involvement is great but I have noticed that it decreases as the kids age. We have had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    Don't believe the hype! Teachers are mostly great but hands are tied with the common core. HGES also has a policy of "We don't assign a grade of "4" unless the student is in the absolute tippy-top percentile". Grading scale is not in line with other schools in the area. Holly Springs schools are just being hyped for the benefit of the large developers who are cashing in on the NY to NC boom in Holly Springs.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been very impressed by the caliber of the teachers and the students at Holly Grove. Lots of good families that are invested in their kids and a good quality education provided by the staff!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our family has been a part of Holly Grove Elem. since it began. We've been communicating with this Principal since the school began as well. We have found the Principal to be approachable knowledgeable helpful and supportive. We also have enjoyed our teachers and believe our children have received a good education. Any areas we feel like could use improvement are really because of poor Wake County Schools policies not because of school policies.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two student who attend Holly Grove Elementary School and we have been so pleased with the teachers. They are the ones that make a difference and they are so good at it. I have to say that the princiapl there is terrible. She has extremely poor communication skills and simply doesnt make the childs well being her main interest. One review mentioned "She is unwilling to listen to and help parents make the best choices for their children. "-- I agree 110 percent! It is such a shame that so many of us feel this way when the teachers are so great. The admins in the office leave a lot to be desired as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Holly Grove as done some much for my child. This is his first year in a year round school and they have helped him with the transition. They are very informative and always understanding.

  • (4 years ago)

    HGES feels like a community. The teachers as well as administration has the best interest of the children at heart.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been with Holly Grove Elementary since the very beginning when they were located at the new High School. We absolutely love this school we are currently on track 4 and have never had any problems that the school has not been able to solve. My youngest son has an IEP for speech articulation he has been receiving assistance since he was 4 years old. He has overcome and has learned so much while receiving this assistance. The speech specialists and the additional staff who help children with IEP's in place do a fantastic job. We are so excited about the upcoming school year! Go Hedgehogs!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a second grader who has been at Holly Grove since Kindergarten. We also have a rising Kindergartener. The teachers have been great (particularly my daughters 1st grade teacher Ms. Echols) although I feel that they assign too much homework in Kindergarten. The principal Mrs. Thomas has been a major disappointment. Following policy is her number one priority not the students. She is unwilling to listen to and help parents make the best choices for their children.

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