Students enrolled 100
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School leader Mrs Christie Tomber Mitten
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District Enterprise City School District
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201 Pineview
Enterprise, AL 36330

(334) 347-9700
(334) 347-0782
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3 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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March 01, 2014
My daughter had a good time at Holly Hill. Could Holly Hill improve.....YES!!!! However, she did look forward to going to school everyday. There was one major problem that we did have. A 5th grade teacher, Kristina Byrd. She was very disrespectful, rude, and didn't put the children's interest first.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
This school is UNSAFE! My child was terrified of a family member who was allowed to walk down the halls any time without even checking in the front office. Wide open doors, unavailable and excessively absent principal. Huge amount of faculty resign or transfer each year.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
Ha!!! Good luck with this school. You are better off home schooling you're child,or if you're military just go to Rucker. These locals need to realize there is so much more to this world outside if enterprise! The city of "progress" ha

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
Both my son and my daughter attended HHES and had different experiences. Holly Hill does not receive Title 1 funding so that is one of the reasons for so much of the fundraising and yes, there does seem to be a bit of it which is not to my liking but it is a way for the school to raise funds to improve it. My son has had an excellent experience the last 3 years due to his teachers and classmates being so helpful but my daughter hated her time at Holly Hill because she was not a ribbons and ruffles kind of girl and she had a hard time with one of her teachers but I do still feel like it is a very good school with some incredible teachers that really do care. We came from Fayetteville, NC at a school where the teacher could literally not have cared less about the kids education but was definitely concerned about winning the AR contest so this was a great change for us!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
I would rate Holly Hill as "average". It has a reputation for being elite but I don't think it's any better than the other elementary schools in Enterprise. They benefit greatly from parent involvement (most of the Moms don't work, upper wage earning families live in this school zone) but the fundraising is excessive. Kids shouldn't be pressured into having to sell stuff several times per year. I think there were 5-6 different ones last year! I don't feel the principal is very warm or welcoming. She always seemed too busy to discuss important matters regarding my children. Once I was told she only had 10 minutes to talk to me and as a parent, if I felt that my child didn't matter to her or the school. The school puts way TOO much emphasis on standardized testing, too. My kids were so nervous they would fail their grade if they didn't achieve a high enough score, or their teacher would be fired for doing poorly on the tests. It was ridiculous! Kids shouldn't be seen as a number, they should be appreciated and treasured for who they are.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
This was my child's first year at Holly Hill. She was in the first grade. I have never been happier. Her teacher Mrs. H. did a fabulous job. My daughter was not a very good reader before this year began, but now due to her 1st grade teacher, she is an excellent reader! I hope that my daughter has a teacher as dedicated as Mrs. H. when she goes to second grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
My children just finished 3rd /5th grade here at Holly Hill after a move from Washington State. They were drastically behind at the beginning of the year here. We are not a military family and have no ties to this community other than it's where we landed for my husband's career. So, I feel like my opinion of this school is completely unbiased.This year our children's academic growth has been AMAZING and it's hard to believe they are the same kids. The school implements a school wide parent/student accountability weekly communication system that helps parents stay knowledgeable of their child's scores and classroom work. It's invaluable to parents and I wish every school did this! The school also grades on an A to F scale, which I personally feel helps parents see exactly where their child needs help. The teachers, staff and parent volunteers are amazing here ensuring every student success. Our children have grown so much and LOVED this school. As for the lack of art and music classes, well, I guess I would prefer my child to master Reading, Writing and Arithmetic first. And there is only so many hours in a school day. These teachers work SO hard. Thank you Holly Hill!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
My daughter went to Holly Hill last year for 1st grade, and we moved to NC this year. Looking back, I am very impressed with the education she received at Holly Hill. We are in a great school here in NC, but because of the education she received in the Enterprise City School system, she was ahead of her peers in reading, and math. She is now in the gifted program at our new school because the students spent most of the school year playing catch up to her. My husband and I thank Mrs. Bradshaw and the faculty and staff of Holly Hill for the nurturing, caring, and achievement driven atmosphere they provided for my child during her time at Holly Hill. I'd also like to add that we are both military and minorities. I'm glad we didn't experience any of the biases stated in the previous review.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
I'm not impressed with the quality of education my daughter is receiving. I'm actually considering homeschooling my child. Children are stigmatized here. I actually overheard one of the PTO officers complaining that she didn't want her child sitting with a child from a different socioeconomic group. Some of these people need to venture outside Enterprise, AL. Maybe then they would understand the world a little better. I have often seen minorities grouped together. This school could definitely use a little culture. If you have strong roots in the community and the appropriate last name then this is the school for you. If you're military, I would recommend a different one.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2011
I love Holly Hill Elementary. My husband is in the military and our family just moved here a year ago and like so many parents you want to know about the best school to send your child and Holly Hill is it. The teacher that my son had in 1st grade was AMAZING I can not say enough about her and some of the other 1st grade teachers I met we're also great. Too Mr. Jimenez I would suggest you call the school district about ESL or the school considering school starts in 2 weeks. I hope this help.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
The principal is aweful!!! She is very concerned with fundraising but we never see any results from the fundraisers except for the leather sofa and decorative wall hangings. She has also had numerous bullying complaints made to the superintendent by her teachers. Three students were paddled on a Friday afternoon and no office referral was ever filled out or sent home for the parents to sign. Tornado drills are impossible to comply with because clothes racks are up and down the hallways. The principal has also instucted the staff to give students mountain dew if they seem sleepy during achievement testing

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 30, 2010
holly Hill is the best. I really enjoyed this school. I wished that my daughter could attend holly hill for 7th grade. holly hill love teaching and i enjoying helping in the process.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2010
The Holly Hill staff provides me with a sense of security regarding my childs intellectual and emotional growth. Learning is fun at Holly Hill, thanks to the great staff and support personnel! Even though there are over 700 students enrolled, the adminstrators and support staff can still call most children by their first name - now that's what I call taking a real interest in your job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2010
Holly hill is a great school, and wished that seventh grade would be like this too for my child. I have so much confidence in the staff at Holly Hill. I am always bragging on Holly hill when I am out in the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 24, 2010
Holly Hill is terrific! We owe it all to the teachers of this school. They have shown me that teachers and parents working together educate our children. All parents need to help their children with reading and homework on a daily basis. Otherwise, we are not being the best parents that we can be! The teachers at Holly Hill give their all!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
The administration is absolutely horrible! I am so displeased with how they treat my kids and am about to start sending them to private school just to get away from the way this school is run.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
Excellent School...wonderful teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
This school is the best out of any school district. Iam very pleased that my children have such great grades is it because they stay up all day studying.no! its Because of the teachers they teach them the best they can i am very proud to say : Make Success Hapen!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
This school has very unprofessional administrators. Although the teachers work incredibly hard, their efforts are not seen by the present principal. Students are certainly loved, however.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2009
I feel that the condescending military reviews on here are both inaccurate and insulting. Holly Hill is a wonderful school My daughter is above grade level and comes home every day raving about school. This is a very good school system and those just passing by should learn to appreciate rather than deprecate southern culture.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
I love this school! I am a product of the Enterprise City School System. I think that this school has some of the hardest working teachers and administrators in the system. I do not think that you can go wrong with any school within our system, but Holly Hill is committed to serving students. I think that most of these parents posting such negative comments need to realize why their children act the way that they do. We are always looking for someone to blame and this is evident with the number of bold military families complaining about everything on this site. One thing that I would like to mention is that Fort Rucker offers a school for military families. Why not go there if you are so unhappy? I know why. Sometimes I think that we as adults need to step back and realize that life is good!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2008
Sounds like the last reviewer has a child that has discipline issues. Life is tough when you don't follow the rules! Teach your child to behave. Your child has choices and if your child makes bad choices, he/she chooses to suffer the consequences. Children must learn early to make smart choices because if they don't, they will not become mature adults. Quit blaming the administrators, Blame yourself or the child. My child attends HH and we are very happy with their discipline policy!

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August 20, 2008
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June 24, 2008
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February 06, 2008
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February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2008
One of the best elementary schools in the nation and I have lived in 11 states.

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December 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2007
Holly Hill Elementary is a great school! As a military family my children have attended several different schools across the US. I was very pleased with the curriculum and the welcoming school environment. The Feather the Eagles nest fundraiser is great. Hallelujah we didn't have to sell something. I am grateful to the school system for doing their best with the funds they have to provide students the opportunity to achieve success.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
I have had three children go through this school and couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. The school has 1 or 2 major fundraisers a year--that's all. Teachers are working at the school on their own time--late nights and most weekends! Teachers spend money out of their pockets to buy for needy children. School is about learning--not clubs. As a parent, I want my children on task and learning. I will provide suitable clubs during their after-school hours. This is a school where students come first and the school mission statement is: Make Success Happen. That's what happens everyday!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
Holly Hill is substandard. The school s motto is: to effectively teach children to cram and purge--not learn! The entire curriculum and school structure is as old as the school itself. As far as technology well there isn t much to speak of. The children don t learn how to write effectively until the 5th grade--only because that is when they are tested for it. I feel for other military families that must endure this area and school system. Prepare your children for a dull learning experience while stationed here!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
A year ago, I moved FROM the Holly Hills district. I now see what a difference a culture can make as to how children are educated. We live in upstate NY and we pay pretty high school taxes. In Alabama, our taxes were pennies. We get a tangible product for our money. Our public school, though rural, is cutting edge and in a word...awesome. Holly Hills could be great but it just isn't. Their approach to teaching is as old as the building.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I wanted to add a few positive notes - I was a bit caught up in the negatives. HHES is CLEAN! Kuddos to the janitorial staff, and teaching staff that all take obvious pride in a 1970s era school that has been well maintained. Spotless hardwood floors with tennis balls on the feet of the student desks show some real pride. The annual jump rope contest is inspired - wish parents were invited. The school works hard to identify low performing students and offers after school help. Traffic is a mess, but crossing guards are everywhere. I wish some effort went into designing a workable traffic flow and educating parents on it. After the tornado and school sharing went into effect (ie - 1/2 days) was suprised that home-work was reduced??. So - good for our daughter - just not very loveable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2007
I guess I'm a lucky parent because my children attend Pinedale where parental involvent is encouraged. Pinedale has in my eyes the best Parent Volunteer program in the school system. At Pinedale that have fund raisers like the Pinedale Pride Cards for example as a way to raise funds for the school. The school is never asking for handouts as I have read in one of the other comments.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
I have been very pleased with Holly Hill. My son has had wonderful, caring teachers so far. They are VERY involved in math and reading every day, so I am glad they get to play outside to get some exercise too. I have not had any trouble finding vounteers for classroom activities. It depends on the teacher as to how much art is done (shame) but they do have a music teacher. I would love to see more clubs and activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2006
Beware is not an adequate warning! Run! They are constantly asking for handouts so they can upgrade the playground. What about books, technology, math and science equipment. Grass and a PE program is all they need. Forget it if you think the parents rank at all!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
Parents beware! Just because this school has high scores doesn't mean that it is a good school. My 2nd grader comes home complaining about how much TV they watch. Safety is an issue at this school, just look at the vehicle traffic before and after school. Also, the buses are overcrowded, I took my kids off. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
Military families beware! Academic programs are mediocre. Alabama state must be the worst area of the country in terms of quality education and facilities. They still practice corporal punishment in this district! You're better off with homeschooling your children.

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October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
Holly Hill adequately teaches my children in all areas, but lack the administrative direction to make it better. Both my sons are in their advanced programs, but unlike elsewhere we've been stationed, Holly Hill's program doesn't strive to stimulate their potential. The school administration on the other hand, doesn t adequately provide parents with current information about decisions being made that affect the classroom, quality of instruction, or other general information. Most correspondence that do come from the office is sent home via the students and of course are usually lost coming home or left in the classroom and thrown away. There needs to be a way for parents to email the school or web-site to view current schedules and events. More technology is being applied in our homes than in this school

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Holly Hill Elementary School
201 Pineview, Enterprise, AL  36330
(334) 347-9700
Last modified Holly Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Holly Hill Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews.