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Holly Springs High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 423 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2009

I am a teacher at the Holly Springs Intermediate School and I am very proud to be on this team. We have a wonderful staff working with a wonderful group of students. Here in our district, we are educating students so they can compete in the global community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 21, 2008

I am a former student of Holly Springs High School. While attending there, I only had a handful of teachers that actually taught. From what I heard from current students the teachers are not any better. The Administration focuses more on extracurricular than academics. While attending 'Holly Hi', basketball was the main concern instead of academics. They allow their athletes to participate in sports even though their grades aren't meeting the requirements.


Posted May 14, 2007

I personally don't think this is a good school. The lack of books for the students to take home makes it impossible for them to study or do homework. The retention rates are way to high and the teachers are more focused on enforcing the dress code than reinforcing positive education. There are some teachers that are doing a great job and to those i say thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
88%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
White 1% 46%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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School basics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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165 North Walthall St
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: (662) 252-4371

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