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About This School

Holly Ridge Middle is a public middle school in Holly Springs. The principal of Holly Ridge Middle is Ms Emily Mountford, who can be contacted at emountford@wcpss.net. 1,109 students go to Holly Ridge Middle and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 1,109 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holly Ridge Middle is 16:1. Holly Grove Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 49%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 24%
Hispanic 14% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.09% 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 28% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Holly Ridge Middle School is at best a mediocre school especially compared to other schools in the areas like Holly Grove. I find the worst features there(I went there for all 3 years of Middle School as a student) is that the staff is extremely strict on their rules. I once did gave my friend a pretty hard high five and one of the assistant principals threatened us both to detention. To this day I still don't know what was up with that assistant principal. Anyway other things that were downgrading were the services and the general low funding you saw at the school. For example we still had computers from the 90s and none of our outdoor facilities had any type of lighting system. Things like this drive me to give a negative score for this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing. Except for the assistant principals..I think they can be SUPER strict at times... Bullying is a major concern for me.. I was bullied all year in 6th grade im currently a 7th grader . (

  • (3 years ago)

    Im an upcoming 7th grade student at Holly Ridge and I can say first hand that the school is very safe and focused on learning. The principal Mr. Pittman is really nice but I cant say that for the assistant principals. I also have to say that I have to go to this school all the way from Garner and the teachers aren't all that nice as people say they are. Im just hoping my 7th grade year isn't like my 6th.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school always feel that my child is safe and in a great learning environment! Thank you for doing a great job!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and it is cool but one thing I want to change is the cafeteria food

  • (5 years ago)

    I am at this school right now! I love it especially the plays i have been in all the ones so far!

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Holly Ridge in 8th grade and i loved it! The teachers were great and we were all like one big family. I truly miss Holly Ridge. *Go Hornets!

  • (6 years ago)

    We like HRMS. Seventh grade is better than sixth was but there are great teachers in all grades. There is a sense of family and community pride--a rarity in many larger city schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter went to Holly Ridge for 7th grade & part of 8th grade. The only reason why I withdraw her was because we moved out of state. I think Holly Ridge is a great school! My daughter was taught by great teachers... we will truely miss Holly Ridge Middle Scdhool!!!! Especially Softball season....

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