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Holly Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 991 students

 
 

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Posted May 13, 2014

I really like Dr Steinbeck and the teachers are pretty good too. I have 3 children, 3 yrs in the school. At the beginning most of administration staff were little rude, did not show much personal warm attitude, helping just because they have to not because they feel like. I have made a complaint, after that, they were very careful and changed, I am glad. Not sure it was because of the steriotype, or just a northern Ga attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This is a great school with great leadership. Dr. Steinbeck truly cares for each child. I'm so happy to have my children attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

This is the 3rd year our children are attending HS STEM Academy ( Elementary School), Excellent School, Great teachers... Very active and involved PTA. Kids are Happy... We all are happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My son attends Holly Springs Elementary school. We love the environment, the teachers, the staff and the administration. He is excited to go to school each day, and we enjoy listening to his excitement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

Holly Springs stands out as a stellar school! With amazing leadership, Dr. Steinbeck has taken our students to new heights. Our family is steadily amazed at what a warm atmosphere the teachers and other faculty have created. We LOVE Holly Springs STEM and can't wait for the new year to see what is in store!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

My school is Holly Springs Elementary. I absolutely LOVE our school. My son is starting 1st grade this year and I cannot say enough good things....he has come so far since he first walked into K last year. He loves his teachers, principal and the staff at HS. They always great us with a smile and know who we are. I was very nervous in K coming from a private christian pre school, but my fears were very soon put to rest. We have the most amazing teachers and staff. I'm so proud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

My school is Holly Springs Elementary School in Canton Ga. I have 2 children attending. Overall i am very pleased w/this school. They are on target w/getting the students the extra help when it is needed. They are also very good w/challenging the students who excell. So far this school has been a positive experiance for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

I am considering moving my whole family just to remove my child from this school. To start everyone is correct, the front office staff is HORRIBLE. They make you feel like such a burden for walking into the office, they are very short, and rude. The principals are very hateful, and have a very round about way of letting you know they are not interested in anything you have to say. A lot of the teachers I have encountered are rude, the librarians,and the lunch staff is well. I should know because I spend a great deal of time volunteering just for my son, but I don't enjoy it because of the staff. It is almost like they all hate being there or something. I like my child's teacher and the PTA parents are great, and that is the only good thing. This is our first full year here and I am ready to run for the hills.I have had SO many problems with my child with bullying as well, and they just don't care. It's sad, and even sadder that I hate to drop my child off at school, knowing he is going to have a bad day there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Great School, caring staff, organized, efficient, great communication skills. The kids love the school and are excelling well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

We moved to Georgia from out of state and we were only there 1 year. My third grader did exceptionally well. She had wonderful teachers. We were very happy with them. On the other hand, my oldest was in 5th grade. She went from being an honor roll student to making C's, D's, and F's. I found out the 5th grade teachers act nice and concerned about your child but they are fake. My daughter was bullied by students and one teacher in particular. She was yelled at and ostracized in front of other students for things as simple as forgetting her book in another class or raising her hand to ask a question. She did her work and turned in her homework everyday and never got into trouble but was treated horrible. They have a system for good behavior. They can earn money to go into an account and if they have enough at the end of the month they can participate in a fun day. I found out the only way to get enough money is by making donations to the classroom. That's only teaching the child they can buy there way to fun day. It was the most ridiculous system. Also, they do not give the kids enough time outside to release energy. My child was miserable in that environment. I'm so glad we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

My daughter just started first grade and has so far had wonderful teachers. We have a new administration this year, and it has gone from one extreme to the next. The school is now almost like a prison, they can't talk when int he lunchroom, they have to sit in rows in the gym waiting for class to start and inthe aftrenoon waiting to be picked up. The Asst. Principal has messed up the drop off routine and now expects the kids to walk from the front side of the building instead of them getting out in the drop off circle, he thinks this makes things faster...it makes things unsafe for the kids! I thought I was sending my child to a school not a prison camp. The new principal came from a alternative school that worked with children with behavioral problems, so that how she treats them now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I have four children that have attended Holly Springs School and absolutely LOVE the school. I am very involved at the school and have always felt welcomed to come and help as much as I can. The office staff and administration are so friendly and helpful anytime I need help. We have moved several times and this is BY FAR the best elementary school my children have attended. I told my husband we can't move anymore because I am afraid we won't find another school like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

This is our first year at Holly Springs ES. We recently moved here from Dawson County. While my kids are still transitioning, I am SO pleased with the school. Every time I have been in the office, the staff has been very friendly. So far, I am pleased with the school, the staff, the PTA members and the bus drivers in this school district. It makes me wish we had moved here years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I have two children at Holly Springs. This is our 6th year at the school. I am SO pleased with the entire staff. They have bent over backwards to help us out when my daughter had some medical problems. I received phone calls from teachers, office staff and Mr. Hall to check on her. I feel like we are part of a family at Holly Springs. I have always been very involved and its has always been welcomed. So nice to feel welcomed at your childs school. Never have had a complaint. If there ever was a problem I don't think I would ever have any problems geting it resolved. We even moved a couple of years ago and I told my husband that we had to stay in the same school district......LOVE IT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

I agree with everyone else! The school front ofc. is SO unfriendly! Not one smile to greet you, no people skills!! They act so bothered by you when you walk thru the doors (even the prinicple seemed bothered when I tried to talk to him) I used to think it was me, but good to know now it isnt! I have had bad experiences with my child's teachers as well, and I am very sad with this school...we have one more year, and I cant wait till it's over and moving on..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

While my daughter has only been there one year, I am very happy with her teacher, but the office staff is very unfriendly. When you walk in the office, no one EVER acknowledges you are standing there waiting. They never smile. The principal is nice, but not friendly either. The school we came from had the best and friendliest Principal ever. I am forever asking her to move to Canton when I see her. A little niceness goes a long way. We are suppose to lead our kids by example. My little girl has even noticed their lack of niceness. Now that should tell you something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

I thought it was me. The staff would receive a D in making you feel welcome. Often, they dont even acknowledge the parent when they enter the office. The entire staff is in need of brushing up in thier customer service skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

I have two boys attending this school. I do feel that the school could use a course in good customer service skills. From the principle,teachers, on down to the office staff. Some teachers there are great, while others are only there for a paycheck. I guess you can find that anywhere though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I have to agree with most of the other comments. The staff needs personality! This is my daughters 2nd year there and it's been the same the whole time. Also when I drop her off in the mornings (she is in 1st grade) the staff outside never offers to help her out of the car. I haven't had major problems with the school but I think they could work on their people skills. Actually I have considered sending my child to another school because if they aren't worried about making me feel good when I walk in I just wonder how they really are with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I have a going into 2nd grade, and a child going into the 4th grade. I have been very impressed with all of the staff at this school from day one. Wonderful, wonderful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

185 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

189 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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89%

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93%

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90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
77%

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85%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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90%

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93%

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93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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75%

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85%

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85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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83%

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85%

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83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
96%

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94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
90%

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90%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

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74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 6% 37%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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