School Details

Holsenbeck Elementary School

445 Holsenbeck School Rd, Winder, GA 30680
(770) 307-1540
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 914 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrow County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrow County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
95%
94%
93%
90%
90%
95%
94%
93%
88%
81%
80%
82%
82%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
91%
86%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrow County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holsenbeck Elementary School is a public elementary school in Winder. The principal of Holsenbeck Elementary School is Jackie Robinson and can be contacted at jrobinson@barrow.k12.ga.us. 914 children attend Holsenbeck Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the Holsenbeck Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 914 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 67% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holsenbeck Elementary School is 15:1. County Line Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 64% 66%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 13%
Hispanic 10% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 51%
Limited English proficiency 7% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 52% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Our son is currently in second grade and has attended Holsenbeck since Kindergarten. My husband and I have been very pleased with the school and the teachers. Our son is happy to go to school each day and eager to tell us at the end of the day what all he did at school. He is in the gifted program and we feel he is appropriately challenged each day. The teachers work tirelessly to meet the needs of all their students. I volunteer pretty regularly and I see how hard the teachers work with individual students. More importantly we believe our son feels extremely loved when he's at school. We really love Holsenbeck!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is a kindergartner here and I could not be happier! His teacher Mrs . Herman and the principal Mrs. Robinson are awesome and really care about the children. He has learned so much this year and the year is not even half over!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been a student from kindergarden now through third grade. We have had a great experience with the staff and teachers . I have been very happy with the teachers so far and really happy with the principle Mrs. Robinson. Parent and staff communication is very incouraged with a great open door policy.This school really works to make each day a comfortable learning enviroment for the student and the parent. Holsenbeck incourages parents to be involved in all aspects of our childrens learning experience. Great PTO staff and super parent support . Holsenbeck works to have availible work shops for parent and student together after school activities with our PTO with school PRIDE.I look forward to see what the years to come hold .I truly feel WE are all in this together and the best intrerest in our children's future is off to a great start with Holsenbeck. Thank you for your support.

  • (4 years ago)

    both my boys have attented k -3 so far and so far so good i love this school

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has had a wonderful Kindergarten experience at Holsenbeck. The administration and staff are extremely professional and nurturing. I am an educator myself and chose this school for my daughter based on the positive learning environment that the school upholds.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended Holsenbeck her first year of school and we loved it. Her teacher was wonderful (Mrs. Nunnally). I'm not so sure if it was the school that impressed me but the teachers most defintly!

  • (5 years ago)

    My stepson is a student in 5th grade at Holsenbeck. He has been there since kindergarten and I have been involved with him and his education for about 2 years now. Since I have been involved with his education I have been appalled at the lack of concern expressed by the faculty of this school from teachers to administrators. No matter what problems he has with reading math or anything else their typical response is 'Don't worry we'll have him ready to make a good score on the CRCT.' I couldn't care less about the CRCT.....I just want my stepson to be taught the fundamentals he needs in elementary school......the test will then take care of itself.....We as parents are both disgusted at the performance of the people at this school.....and don't try to talk to the administration....all they want to do is cover for the teachers......Pathetic.

  • (6 years ago)

    I expected more. My children have attended Holsenbeck since Pre-K and one of the reasons that I moved my family to this area was the that the schools were suppose to be really good. This is your average southern small town school with a kind and sometimes-effective teacher to be had. The principal runs a very tight ship but it s behind the times when it comes to dealing with current and emerging social issues. Support for the Hispanic community is strongly lacking at Holsenbeck. My partner and I feel that there is to much time spent cramming so the students do well in on the CRC test and that this eats away time that could be better spent actually learning. I honestly get the feeling that all the teachers at Holsenbeck would go the extra mile for their students. Dialogue between parents and the teacher is key for success at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am the parent of a third grader and a kindergarten student. I have been very happy with my experiences at Holsenbeck Elementary. I feel that the Principal and the Asst. Principal both have open door policies and I feel comfortable approaching them. The teacher's that I have had experience with all seem to love the students and enjoy teaching. I would like to see some additional extracurricular activites added to the opportunities that are already available. I think that our school and students would greatly benefit from a Spanish Club. I would also like to see greater parent involvement in the school and with the students. I feel that the staff are always looking for ways to make our children safer while they are at school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended HES since her days in preK. This is a loving learning place committed to the education of all students. My daughter has had a variety of teachers and has learned many lessons those taught in the classroom as well as those taught outside the classroom. My daughter is in a loving safe environment. The teachers and the leadership are open to discussions emails and phone calls. I have nothing buy positive words for this faculty and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    After two years we have pulled our daughter from Holsenbeck due to concerns over discipline and the obvious lack of leadership at the highest level. The teachers are wonderful yet the lack of quaity leadership in the front office is of great concern. Safety continues to be a major problem especially n the lower grades and the after-school program! We will now gladly pay for private schooling in the area where we know our daughter will be safe and free to focus on learning

  • (8 years ago)

    I have one child at Holsenbeck. We have had several run-ins with the staff over Safety Concerns (ie.. doors not being locked passes given out etc...) The Teachers and Staff are very friendly and expect alot from their students. My 2nd grader comes home with about 30min of homework. He tested into the gifted program last spring and goes to speech twice a week. Everyone seems to be on our side-- IF you need a conference= they are willing to sit down with you.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two daugters in Holsenbeck one in 5th and 4th that started in January. We were in a Clarke County public school and feel Holsenbeck is by far a better school with higher standards wonderful and caring teacher's and staff and the other children are great. My girls have not had a single problem with bullies and love Holsenbeck and are very excited to be there. I feel that my girls are not only happier here but are also getting a better education and has found it to be more of a challenge academically. We love Holsenbeck Elementary and glad to be a part of such a wonderful school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I don't know about other students and who they have as a teacher but my son is in 4th grade and has more like 25 in his class with one theacher. I feel like I am home schooling him. He goes to school and gets his work and he and I work on it for a few hours every afternoon. If it wasn't for me being so involved in his homework I' am confident that he would not learn enough at school to be promoted to the 5th grade. There is a bad dicipline problem in his class and just from what he and other children from other classes tell me it's not so good in most classes.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Holsenbeck Elementary is a wonderful school. I feel that the principal is very involved with the students and the teachers are all wonderful high quality people who are interested in educating the students. I have 2 children at Holsenbeck and feel that it is a top quality school!

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